Arkansas Academy of Massage

Healing Hands, Compassionate Hearts, & Intuitive Minds

500 Credit Hour Program

Arkansas Academy of Massage is a 500 credit hour program. Classes are held three days a week, Monday - Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Students are responsible for basic class supplies. We provide all course materials such as textbooks, handouts, and class-specific supplies.

Study of Massage Business, Law, and Ethics

Massage Business, Law, and Ethics

Massage Business includes career planning, goal setting, obtaining employment, record keeping, tax strategies for the self-employed, marketing, and promotional ideas for creating a successful massage practice.

In Massage Ethics, students will learn the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. Lectures include professionalism, principles, and morals. Arkansas Massage Therapy Law is issued by the Arkansas Department of Health. It is taught via lectures and discussions. 25 credit hours

Anatomy and Physiology

Students will gain an understanding of the human body. Material includes the development of tissues from a cellular level to organ systems. Students will learn several body systems, including Skeletal, Muscular, Skin, Nervous, Lymphatic, Endocrine, Reproductive, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Digestive, and Urinary.
75 credit hours

Individual Movement Treatment


Kinesiology classes help students gain a greater understanding of the relationship and functions of muscles. Origins, insertions, and actions of over 100 muscles are taught through lecture, palpation, and stretching. 75 credit hours

Standard Precautions and Infection Control

Standard Precautions and Infection Control includes the prevention of disease transmission. Practices include massage precautions taken regarding infection control, cleanliness, and sanitation. Students will learn how to adapt sessions for clients with common pathologies or contraindications. 25 credit hours

Washing Hands thoroughly
Anatomy X-Ray


Human pathology is introduced as it relates to the practice of massage therapy. Students learn the course, nature, and origin of diseases. 25 credit hours

Hydrotherapy, Electrotherapy, and Heliotherapy

The therapeutic application of heat and cold, ice packs, saunas, whirlpools, and other restorative procedures are discussed and practiced in Hydrotherapy. Electrotherapy is about the use of electrical energy as a form of treatment. The positive effects of natural light are discussed in Heliotherapy. 25 credit hours

Water Therapy
Massage related modalities

Massage Related Modalities

Modalities can include:

Reflexology, Trigger Point, Chair, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Facial Treatment, and Sports Massage. 25 credit hours

Hands-on Techniques and Student Clinical

Students are taught basic hands-on techniques and massage routines. Once hands-on skills are mastered, students then move on to their clinicals. In addition, they practice examinations in preparation for the MBLEX. 225 credit hours

Massage Contraindications, Hygiene, and Infection Control

Total Program Length: 500 credit hours

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