Explore a Promising Career at Our Massage Therapy School in Iowa

Massage therapy focuses on relieving body stress and pain by moving and applying pressure to various muscles in the body. Massage therapists are often in demand, as people rely on good massages to help relieve their stress. If you’re as passionate about helping people as we are, then consider pursuing an education in massage therapy at La’ James International College in Iowa.

Massage Therapy Program not offered at the Fort Dodge Campus. 

Our Massage Therapy Program Curriculum

Our massage therapy program is developed with a strong focus on anatomy and physiology, theory and practices, assessment, and introductions to a variety of massage and bodywork modalities. Because of how interactive massage therapy is, our program is presented in a hands-on learning environment that focuses on therapeutic healing and relaxation.

The clinic floor of our massage therapy school will allow you to practice what you’ve learned with real clients in a true day spa clinic environment, under the supervision of licensed professionals. Part of our therapeutic massage classes focus on entrepreneurial skills designed to help you develop into a future business owner, should you choose that route after completing your massage therapy certification.

While students are on the clinic floor, they will be expected to complete clinical practicums. These are where students can set weekly goals as well as track their work manikins, fellow students, and guests/clients. This is done to help prepare you after graduation.

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See What Our Students Are Saying!

I would recommend everyone come to LJIC because you get to meet a lot of new people and this field can take you anywhere.

Alexis L.

Alexis L.

I chose LJIC because it gave me more options to learn different areas rather than just hair only. You learn nails, the spa side of Cosmetology, and everything else.

Betty L.

Betty L.

The opportunities are endless here at LJIC and the tools for success are given to you. You just have to apply them! I love Wednesday and Thursday mornings We [student & staff] meet to discuss the week ahead and build together as a team.

Holly D.

Holly D.

A Future in Massage Therapy

If you see yourself working in a spa or as a sports massage therapist, our program can help get you there. We also provide ongoing support for students in their career searches to help them find success after graduation. While we can’t guarantee employment, our Director of Career Services is dedicated to helping you find the perfect fit.

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Massage Therapy Program FAQs

How long is your massage therapy program?

Our massage therapy is 900 hours. Meaning you could finish this program in as little as 33 weeks.

When will I get to practice what I’ve learned from real clients?

Students are able to perform services on real clients in our student spa after completing at least 200 hours of their massage therapy coursework.

When do classes start?

LJIC has massage therapy classes starting every sixteen weeks. However, not all programs start each month, and a minimum class size may be required for the program to start.

Massage Therapy Program not offered at the Fort Dodge Campus. 

Enrollment Can Be Easy!

Ready to take the next step and join the massage therapy journey? If so, schedule a tour at one of our Iowa campuses! A tour is your opportunity to see our school, ask questions, and discuss your goals.

It’s important to note that before you can apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have a valid high school diploma, official high school transcript, or GED equivalent
  • A valid form of a government photo ID
  • A completed Enrollment Application
  • Payment of the $50 application fee

Feel free to contact our team with any questions you have about enrolling. Our team is ready to help you start your future!

Our Partners






Fort Dodge

2419 5th Avenue South
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

515-576-3119

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Cedar Falls

6322 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

319-277-2150

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Cedar Rapids

4444 1st Ave NE #12
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

319-378-6456

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Davenport

5205 North Brady Street
Davenport, Iowa 52806

563-441-7900

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

Des Moines

8805 Chambery Boulevard
Johnston, Iowa 50131

515-278-2208

CAMPUS HOURS
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*