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THE CARLSON DIFFERENCE

WHAT MAKES CARLSON COLLEGE OF MASSAGE THERAPY “DIFFERENT”? SEE FOR YOURSELF….

*At Carlson College you will receive an education that begins with a great Swedish massage foundation. Upon successful completion of this coursework, students then move into the neuromuscular based work that we call “Specifics”. This work is rehabilitative based and educates the students on how to effectively treat chronic or acute muscular dysfunction. Combining these two modalities is what makes our graduates highly marketable in the healthcare community and why our graduates are in high demand!

Cost & Payment Options

Did you know that Carlson College of Massage Therapy is the ONLY massage college in Iowa that is approved to offer Federal Student Aid that exclusively teaches massage therapy? It’s TRUE!

*Our programs are 6 months (Full Time-775 hours) and 11.5 months (700 hours) in length!

*The United States Department of Labor lists massage therapy in their occupational outlook handbook as a career with growth of 32% from now until 2030! That is as “much faster than average” compared to other occupations and a 10% increase over recent years! Click here for more details and salary averages!

*We are excited to share that our licensing exam (MBLEx) passing rate is well above the State of Iowa average as well as the national average. *100% of our Spring 2021 Full Time program students AND Spring 2021 Part Time program students took and PASSED the MBLEx (state massage licensing exam) before graduation!

*We are the first school in Iowa accredited by COMTA (Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation). In Iowa, schools do not have to be accredited. We choose to be accredited for reasons that greatly benefit and protect the student. PLEASE NOTE: graduating from an accredited school is required in several states such as Arizona! Should you want to relocate, this is VERY important! An education with us allows for better portability throughout the country!

*We keep costs as low as possible to keep an education within reach. We want you to know the costs and fees for attending our school. Click here for complete tuition information.

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*Our student clinic operates in a fashion that simulates a professional massage clinic. This is a far better opportunity than individual scholarships because ALL of our students benefit from our unique student clinic opportunity! Call or come in for a visit to learn more!

*We love to get involved in the community and provide massages at events….we proudly support community events such as Special Olympics (Cedar Rapids), Run for the Schools (Iowa City), Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer, Animal Welfare Foundation (Jones County, Iowa) and other local events.

*At CCMT, your program hours are all supervised by our experienced, professional faculty – your time at school is to learn and advance, your time at home is to study and refine your skills

If you have ANY questions about our program please do not hesitate to email
Chris at Chrisrider@carlsoncollege.com

Reviews From Our Students

Mallory Z
Mallory Z
2022-08-31
Carlson is the place to go if you are anywhere in driving distance! I made a commute to attend and even moved to the area to be more fully immersed. The depth of knowledge that you get in a short time is incredible! I felt more than prepared to start a career. Whatever a client throws at me, I’m equipped to handle it. Not only was the education top notch, but the whole experience was full of lovely memories and relationships. Can’t recommend Carlson enough!
Mahalia Shelangoski
Mahalia Shelangoski
2022-08-25
I graduated from this school and it truly sets you up for success. Straight out of school I had many people compliment me on my massage skills and I was prepared for my career. The teachers here are kind, warm, and super fun. I loved every minute of going to this school. I highly suggest it!
Sarah Koss
Sarah Koss
2022-07-21
I always enjoy coming to Carlson not only friendly people but amazing massages!!!
Maria Sankot
Maria Sankot
2022-07-18
I have been a returning customer for many years. Very friendly and helpful staff. Such a great way to meet a massage therapist you vibe with. Many student massage therapist to choose from and finding the one that fits your needs. Always look forward to student massage therapy sessions which fill up quickly.
Joyce Milliman
Joyce Milliman
2022-07-02
I will be using this Massage place agsin and tell my friends about it. i enjoyed one i got. Grace did a great job.
Jaclynn Oberbreckling
Jaclynn Oberbreckling
2022-06-21
Was a very wonderful experience! Very relaxing environment. I felt so at ease after my massage with Alyssa H. Highly recommend this place and especially her.
Sheri Crandall
Sheri Crandall
2022-06-18
Great massages by greatly trained students.
Gayle Robertson
Gayle Robertson
2022-06-16
I love getting massages at Carlson College! The massage room is divided into several stations, with minimal whispered discussion allowed, making the atmosphere extremely peaceful and relaxing.

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Use our online scheduler or call 319-462-3402 to set up the time that best works for you!

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