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There are a variety of massage therapy schools in Arkansas that provide online courses and classroom instruction in order to achieve your state license as a professional massage therapist. 

To receive initial licensure, an applicant must graduate from an approved school with at least 500 hours. The applicant must also pass a test given by the Federation Board (MBLEX).

Massage Therapy Schools in Arkansas:

  • AR Therapeutic Massage Institute and Spa – Hot Springs National Park
  • Arkansas Institute of Massage -Fort Smith
  • Education Management Inc. dba Blue Cliff College – Fayetteville
  • Heritage College – Little Rock
  • Arkansas College of Massage Therapy – Jonesboro
  • Arkansas School of Massage – Fort Smith
  • American University of Healing Arts – Maumelle
  • Body Wellness Massage Academy – Benton
  • Edge School of Massage – Fayetteville
  • Massage Works School of Massage – Mountain View
  • Northeast Arkansas School of Massage – Jonesboro
  • Northwest Arkansas School of Massage – Eureka
  • Radiance School of Massage – Hot Springs
  • River Valley School of Massage – Russellville
  • Touch for Health – Texarkana
  • Touching America School of Massage – Maumelle
  • Valley of Vapors School of Massage – Hot Springs National Park

Job Outlook for Massage Therapists

Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will likely increase as more healthcare providers understand the benefits of massage and these services become part of treatment plans.

As an increasing number of states adopt licensing requirements and standards for therapists, the practice of massage is likely to be respected and accepted by more people as a way to treat pain and to improve overall wellness. Similarly, as more healthcare providers understand the benefits of massage, demand will increase as these services become part of treatment plans.