Massage Therapist Training Washington

Massage Therapist Requirements in Washington

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

  • Complete an online Washington state jurisprudence exam
  • Supply your social security number
  • Provide evidence of at least for hours of AIDS education and training
  • Submit a photocopy of your current Red Cross First Aid card and American Heart Association CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) card
  • Provide evidence of a passing score on either the MBLEx or NCTBMB exams
  • Complete a 500-hour massage therapist training course including:

1. 130 hours of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology including palpation, range of motion,
and physics of joint function;

2. 50 hours of pathology including indications and contraindications consistent with the particular area of

3. 265 hours of theory and practice of massage to include techniques, remedial movements, body mechanics of the practitioner, and the impact of techniques on pathologies; and

4. 55 hours of clinical/business practices at a minimum to include hygiene, record keeping, medical
terminology, professional ethics, business management, human behavior, client interaction, and state and
local laws.

After you complete your 500-hour training program, you then can fill out an application packet to become a therapist. You must mail in the application packet to the Washington Board of Massage Credentialing, along with a cashier’s check or money order for $106. The form can be found here.

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

Following licensure, note that all massage therapists must complete at least 24 hours of continuing education every two years. Failure to complete those hours may be grounds for revocation of a massage therapist license.

Washington Massage Therapist Schools

There are a large number of Washington massage therapy schools and we have put together an extensive table of them here.

Acorn Apprenticeship Program
2839 Grant St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics
4026 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98408

Allied Health Careers Academy Massage Program
118 S. 11th Ave.
Yakima, WA 98902

Altura College
405 S.E. Bishop Blvd., Ste. 102
Pullman, WA 99163

Ananda Massage Training
6505 218th St SW #15
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Ancient Arts Massage School Clinic
1319 Lee Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352

Bellevue Massage School
15921 NE 8th St., C106
Bellevue, WA 98008

Bluestone Academy of Massage
201 N Pine St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage
2330 Mottman, #106
Olympia, WA 98512

Carrington College – Spokane
10102 E. Knox, Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99206

Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499-4098

Columbia River Institute of Massage Therapy
11779 Hwy. 2, Ste. 104
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Cortiva Institute
2030 S 314th St.
Federal Way, WA 98003

Cortiva Institute
425 Pontius Ave. N, Ste. 100
Seattle, WA 98109

Day Spa Academy
502 N. 40th Ave., Unit 3
Yakima, WA 98908

Denton Massage Program
303 N. Olympic Ave.
Arlington, WA 98223

Discoverypoint School of Massage
420 E. Pike
Seattle, WA 98122

Elite Cosmetology Barber and Spa Academy
2606 W. Nob Hill Blvd.
Yakima, WA 98902

Everest College
155 Washington Ave., Ste. 200
Bremerton, WA 98337

Everest College
5005 Pacific Hwy. E., #20
Fife, WA 98424

Everest College
2111 N. Northgate Way, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98133

Everest College
981 Powell Ave., Ste. 200
Renton, WA 98055

Everest College
2156 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Everest College
120 N.E. 136th Ave., Ste. 130
Vancouver, WA 98684

Evergreen Beauty and Barber College
802 SE Everett Mall Way, Ste. A
Everett, WA 98208

Inland Massage Institute, Inc.
775 E. Holland Ave., Ste. 110
Spokane, WA 99218

Institute of Structural Medicine
103 Ross Rd.
Twisp, WA 98856

Lake Washington Institute of Technology
11605 132nd Ave N.E.
Kirkland, WA 98034

Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts
1106 Harris Ave, Ste 205
Bellingham, WA 98225

Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts
2707 California Ave. S.W., Ste. 201
Seattle, WA 98116

Northwest Massage Academy
6108 Mt. Tacoma Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Northwest Noetic School Of Massage and Education Center
P.O. Box 8487
Spokane, WA 99203

Northwest School Of Massage
13033 N.E. 70th Pl., Ste. #4
Kirkland, WA 98033

Peninsula College Massage Therapy Program
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Box 43
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Port Townsend School of Massage
1071 Landes Ct.
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Rainier Massage Academy
3000 4069 Rainier Ave. S., #A
Seattle, WA 98056-4195

Renton Technical College Massage Program
3000 N.E. Fourth St.
Renton, WA 98056-4195

Sage Academy of Massage and Bodyworks
3904 Lakeshore Dr.
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration
730 Gravity Way
Buckley, WA 98321

Spectrum Center School of Massage
12506 18th St. N.E., Ste. 1
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Therapeutic Connections School of Massage
505 E. 24th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99203

Tri-City School Of Massage
26 E. 3rd Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99336

Wellbeing School of Massage
211 W. Hill Street
Monroe, WA 98272

Wellness Education Center
922 S. Cowley Ste. #1
Spokane, WA 98202

Whatcom Community College
237 Kellogg Rd.
Bellingham, WA 98226


Washington Massage Therapist Salary

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