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Massage Therapy


The Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage offers an advanced massage program to meet the educational needs of the modern-day student's career goals. The course covers fundamental massage techniques that will prepare students to pass the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam, as well as advanced modalities to lead them to a successful career as a massage therapist,

Course Overview

ICE&M aims to provide students with the best education crucial for a successful career in the massage industry and that is achieved through Premier Massage. The 500-hour course covers advanced massage modalities that many spas require for their employees. Students will cover theory and practical subjects including:

  • Swedish massage therapy techniques.

  • Anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology and basic pharmacology.

  • Hydrotherapy.

  • Health and hygiene.

  • Business practices and professional ethics.​


This course prepares students for the CIDESCO Body Therapy Certificate or CIDESCO Beauty Therapy Diploma and covers advanced subjects:

  • Body analysis – determining contra-indications.

  • Heat therapy – sauna, steam, infra-red and paraffin wax.

  • Mechanical massage – gyratory, percussion and audio-sonic vibrators.

  • Galvanic body treatments – electrical currents, iontophoresis.

  • Electrical muscle stimulation – faradic type, EMS, NMS, microcurrent and interferential electrical currents.

  • Manual lymph drainage and vacuum suction.

  • Body treatments – exfoliation, body wraps and masks.


The course also includes a 50-hour internship program where students gain hands-on experience performing typical functions of a massage therapist. Intern duties include activities such as making client appointments and performing client intake and assessment.

The Administrative Rules of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 117 can be found on the TDLR website.

Course Details
  • Cours Hours: 

    • 500 Hours

  • Total Cost:  

    • $6,670 – includes tuition, books, supplies and registration fee​.

  • Attendance

    • 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Approximately five months to complete.

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