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Massage Therapy Courses designed with you in mind

Bilingual Courses

Bilingual courses are held in English and Spanish

Year Round Schedule

Year round courses offered so you can start when you are ready.

State Approved curriculum

Massage Therapy courses are state approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Experienced Instructors

Our instructors have a combined experience of 30+ years in the Massage Therapy field!

Low student to teacher ratio

With a low student / teacher ratio, our instructors can focus a little more and give more one on one attention as needed.

Flexible Schedule

Day and Evening schedules available so you can go to school on a schedule that fits your time budget!

Course Information

If you are interested in a Massage School in Mcallen / Pharr area then you are at the right place. The main purpose of our massage school is to help you obtain your Massage Therapist License. Our program is designed to provide you with the best possible education. In less than 1 year*, and after passing your state exam, you could be working in the massage industry!

Massage Masters school is committed to teaching and learning Massage Therapy. Our instructors are dedicated to Massage Therapy 7 days out of the week and will strive to ensure you get the best out of your time here.

As a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) you can work in a number of settings including but not limited to: Spa, Cruise ship Hotel / Resort, Medical setting, Health/Fitness setting, Beauty salon/Barbershop, Gym, your own business!

Is a Massage Therapist career for me?

A career in Massage Therapy, like any other, has its ups and downs. We feel however, the positive outweighs the negatives.

Massage Therapy generally falls under the health/medical category. For this reason, the types of job settings can vary greatly. Some common types of settings we see for a Massage Therapists are: Health Clinics, Medical centers, Hospitals, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Beauty Salons, Barbershops, Fitness Centers / Gyms, Spas, even your own home/business.

A career in Massage Therapy promotes health, well being, and healthier choices. You will help people heal naturally, feel better, and at the same time you will also make healthier choices for yourself.

Course Contents and Requirements

General Requirements

Educational Requirements

If you have taken any content below at college or university level, you may be eligible to recieve credit. Contact us for details or see FAQs below.

Exam Requirements

The exams listed below are required for state licensure.

At least 500 total hours of approved training including areas below:

-200 Hours of Massage Therapy
-75 Hours of Anatomy & Physiology
-45 Hours of Business Practices
-20 Hours of Health & Hygiene
-20 Hours of Hydrotherapy
-50 Hours of Kinesiology
-40 Hours of Pathology
-At least 50 Internship Hours

Take and pass the FSMTB (MBLEX) Exam

Take and pass the Jurisprudence Exam


This is a very common question and there are different answers. First lets see how much a massage costs. If you look around & contact clinics, spas, or salons around the valley area, the typical cost of a massage is anywhere between $45 – $60 for 1 hour. Depending on how the therapist is employed (see below) they might keep a percentage of that, or maybe even keep the full amount.

As a Massage Therapist there are a number of ways you can work. You can work for somebody and get paid hourly, some places will pay you by comission (usually 50%), if you rent a space/room somewhere then everything you make you keep. Some therapists only do outcalls and go to the patient, in that case traveling expenses and extra time it takes to get there & set up are factors considered in the price, which is usually higher for outcalls.

And then there are more factors to consider, are you going to be working full time? Part time? Once a week?

Some Massage Therapists work part time and keep going to school for other goals and report that even while working part time, they can still earn almost as much, in some cases more than someone working full time doing something else.

As with anything, too much of something will eventually do more harm than good, and giving massages is no different. However, at Massage Masters School you will learn the proper form, technique, movements, & stance so that the energy you use gets distributed throughout your whole body, rather than just your hands & arms as most people think.

Additionally, massage is not something you will have to be doing 8 hours a day. Most therapists only do 3 – 4 massages, sometimes 5, and they are done for the day

Although this will ultimately be up to you, anywhere between 4 – 5 massages is enough for most therapists to be done for the day. This does not put much strain on you as a therapist, and for most therapists, it can mean having earned as much or sometimes more than having worked 8 hours doing something else.

Anybody & everybody! As a Massage Therapist all kinds of people from all walks of life benefit from massage. From young children to the elderly. Everyone is a potential client and most everyone will definitely benefit from massage, in one way or another.

Keep in mind some people who may have certain medical conditions or medical procedures can be excluded from getting a massage. At Massage Masters, you will learn how to analyze and assess each client individually so that you make the correct decision.

Have no fear! It is natural to be nervous when giving a massage. However, the good news is that by the time you finish your education you would have completed enough massages to real clients so that by the time you are licensed, you will have the confidence and security to know what you are doing. Additionally, every client you attend grades you and gives you feedback so that you know what you can do to improve as a therapist.

Typically a massage is 1 hour long. However, some sessions may be 30 minutes, or some even 2 hours! Also, if you go to an event to give massages, they might even be shorter – from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.

Currently, there is no such thing as a national license. Every state has its own requirements for the hours needed and the acceptable exam, among other factors. For example, if you have your Texas LMT license and move to Florida, you would need to apply through the appropriate Florida board/department to get your Florida license. In that case, you would have a Texas and Florida license.

By taking and passing a national exam however, if the state you want to move to accepts the exam, then it could just be a matter of simply applying for the license and the hours you took in Texas & the exam results could be accepted and you could get your license by simply applying for it.

On the other hand, you could also be required to take additional hours if the state you are wanting to apply for has more hours as a requirement. Some states even have less hours as a requirement. In most cases however, the hours you take in Texas are usually accepted in other Licensed Massage Therapy Schools around the country.

Since each state has its own rules & requirements, it is best to call us if you have doubts or questions about licensing in another state. We will look into it and let you know exactly what to expect and what you would need to do to get your LMT license in another state if you plan on moving out of Texas.

Hours taken at another Licensed Massage Therapy School or college may possibly be accepted in Texas as long as those hours covered the same areas of content required in Texas.

However it is not up to the schools to decide, you must mail in your original transcript for an evaluation to the Texas Department of Health and you will get a response typically in 3 – 4 weeks indicating whether your transcripts are accepted.

Feel free to come by our school and we can help you with this as well.

If you took your hours, training or education at another school not located in the United States, you should contact the Texas Department of Health for assistance. Typically, you might be asked to have your transcripts translated into English before they can review and make a decision. There are many translation services available. Feel free to come by and we can help you with this as well.

It is up to you! As long as you are licensed, you can take as many continuing education classes as long as take them at an approved Massage Therapy school or location with a Licensed MTI ( Massage Therapist Instructor). Sometimes you can even take the classes online! The sky is the limit!

The more modalities you offer as a Massage Therapist, the more people you can help and the more successful you will be. Some therapies are very specific to certain conditions a person might have, so it is definately in your best interest to learn more and grow with your career if Massage Therapy is something you enjoy doing.

Additionally, plenty of reliable news sources confirm massage has many benefits for health including but not limited to anxiety, stress, certain health conditions, and pain or minor injuries due to an accident such as a car crash, which by the way you should be consulting with a reliable auto accident or personal injury attorney.

Currently, to be eligible for your MT license you are not required to have your high school diploma or GED.

Bilingual courses are available with the school and you do not need to know English to get your MT License. Your state exam can also be taken in Spanish.

Massage Masters offers different options when it comes to the basic courses. The total cost, length of time (hours) needed to finish, and contents vary by course. For this reason it is recommended you make an appointment and come in to the school for details. Additionally, different financing options, payment plans, & terms are available. We are very competitive with our prices and due to our “everything done in house” structure, most of the time we can offer the best deal. If you find lower courses elsewhere please let us know!