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You do not need to go to college to become a massage therapist. Though that may be true in the future because the profession is growing so rapidly. Right now, you first need to find out if you are in a State regulated Massage Therapy licensing, or if you are in a State where individual municipalities, like counties or cities, have their own licensing laws.

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over one million colleges for massage therapy in this nation

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They don't go to college. They go to a vocational training and it takes 2-6 months.

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How long do you have to go to school to be a massage therapist in Illinois?

2-4 years.


What do you minor and major in to become a massage therapist?

You do not need a college education to become a massage therapist. Most massage therapists go to a private vocational school, community college, or caree institute. The most common amount of training required in most US cities, counties, or states is a minimum of 500 hours of training at an accredited school.


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Is seeing an unlicensed massage therapist illegal in California?

Yes, in California, it is illegal to receive massage therapy services from an unlicensed massage therapist. According to the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), all individuals who provide massage therapy services for compensation in California must be certified by CAMTC or hold a local permit or license issued by a city or county. This certification ensures that the massage therapist has met specific education and training requirements, passed a background check, and adheres to ethical standards and regulations set by CAMTC. Receiving massage therapy from an unlicensed practitioner not only puts you at risk of receiving substandard or unsafe treatment but also contributes to the proliferation of illegal and unregulated massage businesses, which can be associated with various illicit activities, including human trafficking and exploitation. Therefore, it's essential to verify that your massage therapist is licensed by CAMTC or holds a valid permit or license from the local jurisdiction before scheduling an appointment.


What does a physical therapist need to do to get a massage therapy license?

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