Massage Therapy School In Chicago

Massage Therapy School In Chicago

Chicago Needs Holistic Healers in Modern Medicine

As the U.S. healthcare system evolves and further embraces holistic care, the growing demand for alternative-based health solutions is creating a need for alternative care professionals. The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine massage therapy programs in Chicago are uniquely positioned to provide future healthcare professionals with both theoretical and hands-on education that blends holistic healing and the principles of modern Western medicine. Pacific College is dedicated to inspiring a deep and lasting respect for the integrity of the human body, mind, and spirit. Our massage therapist school, located in the heart of Chicago, prepares our graduates for rewarding careers in professional massage therapy and provides them with the integrated care-oriented massage techniques they need to change lives.

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Programs Offered

  • Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork Certificate: The certificate program is ideal for students looking to quickly prepare for employment in massage therapy and provides the training required to achieve national and state certification for massage therapy and Asian bodywork. Learn more >>

Program Highlights

  • Gain hands-on experience through clinical rotations
  • Develop an understanding of therapy that integrates body, mind, and spirit
  • Choose electives from the fields of pediatrics, sports massage, and reflexology
  • Interact with experienced health practitioners to build and grow your network

Why Massage Therapy?


Massage therapy is one of the oldest health practices currently in use across the world and is a clinically proven treatment for a range of ailments, disorders, and anxieties. Daily stress places strain on our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, and massage therapists use holistic massage therapy techniques that combine Eastern bodywork traditions with Western modern science to effectively improve a patient’s physical and mental health. Massage therapy, as an alternative method of care, is sought after by individuals seeking to naturally restore balance among the multiple and complex systems of the human body.

Throughout the U.S., there is a growing demand for massage practitioners who can offer holistic healing that combines traditional medicine techniques with the latest evidence-driven clinical solutions. Massage therapists can work in specialized fields such as pediatrics, sports massage, or reflexology and can apply their skills within a hospital, clinic, spa, or sports-focused environment. Graduates of the Pacific College massage therapist school in Chicago will have the competitive edge in an industry that is rapidly shifting to modern integrated care practices.

    Who Should Choose These Programs?  


    If you have a passion for changing lives, providing alternative and holistic treatments, and helping others in need of achieving a spiritual, emotional, and physical balance, then Pacific College’s massage therapy program is the ideal choice for you. Pacific College offers students the opportunity to turn their passion into a career of providing alternative and evidence-based treatments. Our programs are available to current and aspiring healthcare professionals, and by obtaining Pacific College’s massage therapist associates or certificate, graduates will gain a deeper understanding of how to effectively balance the varied systems of a client’s body and how to leverage massage therapy to improve a client’s health and well-being.

    The Pacific College massage therapy programs are a perfect fit for practicing and aspiring health professionals who would like to restore their clients’ physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through alternative treatments that are grounded in cutting-edge, evidence-driven solutions. As a massage practitioner in Chicago, you will be providing holistic care at the intersection of Eastern holistic healing and modern Western medicine. Our programs have been designed for students who want to stand out from the competition by excelling at both Eastern holistic healing and modern Western massage therapy techniques.

    Student Testimonial

    “I loved my experience and time spent at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago. The staff and instructors were very helpful and accommodating. This school has so much to offer an aspiring massage therapist, and the tools I’ve acquired have definitely given me a leg up on the competition. I am very pleased to be a part of this elite group.”

    - Connie Jones, Massage Therapy Program Graduate


    Programs within Pacific College’s massage school in Chicago cover the following areas:

    • Tui na (medical massage)
    • Swedish massage
    • Shiatsu
    • Thai massage
    • Trigger point work
    • Neuromuscular techniques
    • Fascial techniques
    • Joint mobilizations

    Career Information

    Career opportunities for massage therapists are expected to grow by 22 percent from 2014 through 2024. Approximately 50 percent of massage therapists are self-employed or work part time. Our graduates have gone on to work in:

    • Hospitals
    • Cruise lines
    • Cancer centers
    • Hotels
    • Spas
    • Resorts
    • Sports medicine and physical therapy clinics
    • Private practices
    • And more!

    About Us  

    Since 1986, those with a calling to heal and promote overall health in the mind and body have turned to the programs at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Graduates are prepared to both prevent and remedy pain, discomfort, and disease through practices such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nursing.

    Pacific College prepares students for careers as healing practitioners through an intersection of Eastern healthcare practices and Western bioscience practices with a strong hands-on clinical component. All three campus locations feature student clinics where learning practitioners serve the needs of real clients.

    Ready to Apply?

    If you think a career in Holistic Medicine is something you would like to pursue, contact us to speak to an admissions representative that will get you started on your new journey!

    For more information call 1.866.276.0717 or fill out our contact form to be contacted by a Pacific College representative.​

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