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Therapeutic Massage

Career Training

Let your future shine as a Licensed Massage Therapist

Learn the healing powers of therapeutic massage

People carry a lot of stress these days and look to licensed massage therapists for relief. The Therapeutic Massage Diploma program at Daytona College provides training in therapeutic massage techniques with a sharp focus on learning the structure of the human body and how it functions. You’ll learn to identify a multitude of stress-related disorders, soft-tissue pain, and other dysfunctions so you can bring the power of healing touch to your clients.

Graduates will earn a diploma and are prepared for the Massage Board Licensure Examination offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. A license qualifies you for entry-level employment as a licensed massage therapist.

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Why Daytona College?

Day & Evening Classes

Our flexible schedules are designed to fit around a busy schedule.

Career Placement Opportunities

We offer job placement assistance to our students and grads!

Hands-On Training

You’ll get valuable, real-world experience working with a variety of equipment.

Real-World Experience

From realistic classroom simulations to externships our students get real-world, hands-on experience.


Daytona College is Licensed by Means of Accreditation by the Florida Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education. The College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC.

Experienced Instructors

You’ll learn from dedicated instructors with real-world working knowledge of their field.

A massage therapist working on a client

What you’ll learn

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Various massage therapies
  • Prevention of medical errors
  • Chair and sports massage
  • Electronic health records
  • The musculoskeletal system
  • The circulatory and lymphatic systems
  • Allied modalities and techniques
  • Western techniques including:
    • Stone massage
    • Alexander techniques
    • Polarity
    • Thai massage
    • Cranial-sacral and lymphatic drainage

Potential Career Paths

Therapeutic Massage graduates may work in:

Spas, Resorts, or Salons


Cruise Lines

Chiropractic Clinics

Sports Teams


Wellness Centers

Graduate Spotlight


Dale W.

Therapeutic Massage Graduate

As a graduate of Daytona College, Ormond Beach, I am pleased to say, without question, that I made the incredible right choice in regard to my education in Massage Therapy.

Living between Orlando and Daytona gave me many choices for my education however, not one of those opportunities suited me until I found Daytona College, Ormond Beach. As I pulled onto the campus I was greeted with a beautiful facility that was impeccably manicured. Upon entering the building I was greeted by the receptionist feeling very welcome and as if I had found myself at home.

As I began to look around I realized this facility was state of the art, beautiful, clean, organized, and inviting! Meeting with an adviser, I was given a tour of the facility. After that we discussed my opportunities and goals and what the College had to offer me. I was very impressed with every aspect of the interview process. It took me no time to make my decision.

I began my studies of massage on December 6, 2010 and graduated September 22, 2011. As the time passed, I began to realize that every person on staff was here for me. Any question I had was answered, anything I needed I felt at ease to ask. And then there were the teachers!!! Incredible people who cared!!! Knowledgeable, Compassionate, Professional, and Fun… Ms. Sharpe and Mr. Brooks are two of the finest people I have had the opportunity of knowing in my life, and can they teach. It has been 30 some years since I have been in school and I completed college with a GPA of 3.94. I credit my teachers for my educational success. Thank you both!

As of today, I have about 25 clients that I am working with on a regular basis. If you are looking for a college, it is my pleasure to recommend Daytona College, Ormond Beach. If you are driven for success, this is the best setting you will find and, as you can see, my choice has paid off! Although I’ve graduated, I know I am still and will always be welcome at Daytona College. Thank you for everything.


Rodney M.

Therapeutic Massage Graduate

This was a great experience. I can’t believe it went as fast as it did, but I enjoyed my time. It was amazing to have such an awesome set of teachers. And the staff was excellent because it’s not a giant campus, everyone knew who I was. The class sizes are perfect, not too small, not too big. The teachers interact with you on a great one to one level, even when class is full. They were always there to help if you don’t understand something. I will be an LMT because I came to Daytona College! I want to thank everyone there.


Lyndon S.

Therapeutic Massage & Medical Assistant Graduate

Daytona College has helped me to be able to find a career field that I really enjoy. They were able to find a career that works with both my massage therapy career and my current study of medical assisting. I chose to study both massage and medical assisting at Daytona College because of the small class sizes and the personalized attention that I needed to be able to get my work done. The teachers are knowledgeable and friendly.

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