Massage Therapist Training Alabama

Massage Therapist Requirements in Alabama

In order to become a licensed massage therapist in the State of Alabama, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen or resident alien
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Not have knowingly performed massage therapy at or for a sexually oriented business.
  • Not have been convicted of or entered a plea of nolo contendere to a crime involving prostitution or other sexual offense within a three year period before submitting the application for licensure.
  • Complete a 650-hour massage therapist training course including:

1. 100 hours of anatomy and physiology consisting of 35 hours of myology, 15 hours of osteology, 10 hours of circulatory system, 10 hours of nervous system, and 30 hours of other body systems at the discretion of the school;

2. 40 hours of pathology;

3. 250 hours of basic massage therapy, contradistinctions of massage therapy, contraindications to massage therapy, and related touch modalities, to include a minimum of 50 hours of supervised massage;

4. 50 hours of miscellaneous required courses including business, hydrotherapy, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and professional ethics;

5. 210 hours of electives to be determined by the school.

  • Provide evidence of a passing score on either the MBLEx or NCTEMB exams.

After you complete your 650-hour training program, you then can fill out an application packet to become a therapist. You must mail in a request for the application packet to the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy, along with a cashier’s check or money order for $25. The request form can be found here.

The following items must also accompany the application:

  • Two frontal view photographs of the applicant; the photographs must be two by two inches in size, taken within the previous six months, showing a frontal view of the applicant’s head and shoulders.
  • Proof of $1,000,000 liability insurance.

Again, you can find the actual application packet request here.

In addition, original transcripts from the massage therapy school where training was completed must be sent directly to the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy.

Following licensure, note that all massage therapists must complete at least 16 hours of continuing education every two years. Failure to complete those hours may be grounds for revocation of a massage therapist license.

Alabama Massage Therapy Schools

The following table lists the massage therapy schools in Alabama that are registered with the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy.

Alabama Healing Arts, LLC
6304 Cottage Hill Road
Mobile, AL 36609
Aveda Institute Birmingham
3200 Galleria Circle
Hoover, AL 35244
Birmingham School of Massage, Inc.
1776 Independence Court, Suite 202
Birmingham, AL 35216
Blue Cliff Career College
2970 Cottage Hill #175
Mobile, AL 36606
Body, Back & Balance
3322 S. Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
Enterprise School of Massage
2381 Highway 167 South
Enterprise, AL 36330
Gadsden State Community College
P.O. Box 227
Gadsden, AL 35902
H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College
P.O. Box 10048
Montgomery, AL 36108
Madison School of Massage Therapy, LLC
1634 Slaughter Road #C
Madison, AL 35758
Massage Therapy Institute
1408 5th Ave. S. E. #3
Decatur, AL 35601
Montgomery School of Bodywork & Massage
5729 Carmichael Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36117
North Alabama Wellness School of Massage
190 Ana Drive
Florence, AL 35630
Northeast Alabama Community College
P.O. Box 159
Rainsville, AL 35986
Postural Bodyworks Institute, Inc.
6944 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL 36116
Southern Union State Community College
1701 LaFayette Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801
The Massaged Life & Wellness Academy
3076 Palisades Court, Suite A
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Virginia College At Birmingham
3660 Grandview Parkway #300
Birmingham, AL 35243
Virginia College At Huntsville
3660 Grandview Parkway #300
Birmingham, AL 35243
Virginia College At Montgomery
6200 Atlanta Hwy.
Montgomery, AL 36117
Wallace State Community College
P.O. Box 2000
Hanceville, AL 35077

Alabama Massage Therapist Salary

This training is most valuable if it translates into earnings. For specific data on massage therapist’s salary in Alabama click here. We’ve extracted information from labor surveys to give you local data specific to salary expectatations for massage therapists in Alabama.