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Our program begins 4 times a year:  January, March, July and September.

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Commit to 3 Full Days each week for 6 Months!


September 2024


                                                          September Term 1 Begins - Wed, Sept 4, 2024                                                                 

   Term 2 Begins - Wed., December 11, 2024

             Program  Completion & Graduation                           

Sunday | March 2, 2025


March 2025

 March Term 1 Begins  – Wed., March 5, 2025  

 Term 2 Begins  – June 11, 2025

Program Completion & Graduation 

Sunday | August 31, 2025  

Term One: Classes are scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 8:00 am to 2:45 pm with a 45 min lunch break.

Clinical Internship Begins May after class - 2 1/2 hour clinic shifts scheduled - 3:30 to 6pm.


Term Two: Classes are scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 8:00 am to 11:15 am with a 45 min lunch break. 

Three 5-hour clinic shifts scheduled, afternoons, each week in the school’s Student Clinic, Noon to 5pm.


No classes are held on Easter, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Festive in December.
Clinic attendance is encouraged, but optional during these periods.


Tuition for either of our 600-hour programs is $10,000. For payment options, please see the                      page.


July  2024 

July Term 1 Begins  – Monday - July 8, 2024      

Term 2 Begins - Monday - October 14, 2024      

Program Completion/Graduation           

 Sunday January 3, 2025               

 January  2025

 January Term 1 Begins - Monday - January 6, 2025

 Term 2 Begins - Monday - April 14, 2025

 Program Completion/Graduation

 Sunday June 29, 2025

Term One:  Classes are scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays 8am-2:45 pm.

Clinical Internship commences 9 weeks from start date - after class - 2 1/2 hour clinic shifts scheduled - 3:30 to 6pm.


Term Two:  Classes are scheduled 8 am-11:15 pm with a 45 min lunch break.

Three 5-Hour clinic shifts scheduled, afternoons & evenings; Noon - 5pm, each week in the school’s Student Clinic.


No classes are held on Easter, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Festive in December.


A Perfect Fit

Students with prior training, as well as apprentices, are welcome to enroll in the program and will be placed into the appropriate courses to complete their training and acquire eligibility for Hawaii state licensure.  MSTM offers transfer students a variety of options for training and specialization as well as flexibility with scheduling options from our core programs and advanced training courses. Please include your transcript from previous education with your application form. We can design a program especially for you based on what you’ve studied, what you need, your budget and your interests. Contact us with details about your background, goals, and for more detailed information on Hawaii’s licensing requirements.


What You Need

Course Descriptions

The following courses are included in our 600-hour therapeutic massage programs. They can also be taken individually. Our programs are divided into two semesters, or Terms, with a short break between terms.


Term One Courses

Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology: 72 hours
This study of human anatomy and physiology provides an understanding of the body relevant to the massage therapist’s perspective, with an emphasis on the detailed anatomy of muscles and bones and an introduction to pathology and structural kinesiology. The Kinesiology course consists of learning muscle anatomy and actions.


Massage Theory & Technique: 75 hours
You’ll learn to give a Swedish/Esalen-style massage, with time in class to practice on each other.  This course also includes aromatherapy, seated massage, body mechanics, self-care, sanitation and hygiene, ethics, communication, professional development, and the effects, uses and contraindications of massage.


Hawaiian Lomilomi: 30 hours
An introduction to traditional Hawaiian massage techniques characterized by long, flowing, graceful strokes.


Reflexology: 6 hours
Using pressure points in the feet to treat reflex areas in other parts of the body.


Hydrotherapy & Spa Treatments: 15 hours
In this course, you’ll practice various techniques for applying hot and cold water, packs, wraps, poultices, clay, salt, ice and herbs, to treat various acute and chronic conditions. Pohaku Hot Stone Massage is also presented and practiced.


Sports Massage: 21 hours
How to use massage to prepare an athlete’s body for competition, help the body recover after athletic activity, therapeutic stretching, body mobilization techniques, and treatment of common sports injuries.


Deep Tissue Massage:  30 hours
Specific techniques and body mechanics for working deeper into the muscles and fascia, to improve structural balance of the body. Also known as Myofascial Release.


Professional Development/Clinical Practice Skills/Assessment 18 hours
Students learn the specifics of professional practice skills and knowledge including history of massage, ethics, boundary and sexual issues, client assessment and history taking, record keeping, treatment goals and planning.


Term Two Courses

Neuromuscular Therapy: 60 hours
A hands-on course in musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology and the therapeutic techniques of Neuromuscular Therapy. This course provides an understanding of the clinical causes of soft tissue pain and techniques to relieve it, including specific releases for individual muscles and trigger point therapy. Origins, insertions, actions,  palpation, and anatomically specific techniques are covered for each of the major muscles.


Acupressure & Asian Bodywork: 18 hours
An introduction to Shiatsu and acupressure methods, using pressure at specific points along acupuncture meridians to enhance the flow of energy through the body. Techniques learned include Back Shiatsu, Jin Shin Acupressure releases, and treatment of common therapeutic points.


Treatment of Common Conditions: 43 hours
An integration of assessment, orthopedic massage, and other techniques found to be effective in treating various conditions commonly seen by Massage Therapists. Specific treatments designed for acute injuries, chronic pain, headaches, muscle strain, spasm, tendonitis, whiplash, low back pain, pregnancy, constipation, sciatica, and other conditions will be practiced in class. An introduction to Polarity and/or Cranio-Sacral Therapy will be included.


Business Practices: 4 hours
How to set up a private massage therapy practice, bill insurance companies, and apply for a job.


Anatomy Review, Exam Preparation & Final Exam:  4 Hours
Preparation for Hawaii State Licensing and National Certification Exams as well as our Final Exam.



Clinical Internship: 200 hours

Students must complete 150 hours of massage as part of their practical requirements.

+50 Hours practical

Client Evaluation and Assessment;
Proper client draping and positional
Use of appropriate verbal and
nonverbal communication skills with
the client;
Practitioner Kinesiology and Body
Appointments, Client intake and
Clinic Procedures

During the second semester, you’ll develop your professional career skills by giving massages to the public in our supervised student clinic.  This experience helps develop confidence and integrates the academic, business, communication and practical skills you’re learning in class.  All treatments are supervised by experienced and knowledgeable instructors who are available to help with challenging cases and to demonstrate and consult as needed.

CPR: 4 hours
Students receive training and American Heart Association certification in Adult/Child/Infant CPR and AED use.

Maui School of Therapeutic Massage

161 Wailea Ike Place, Suite D102a

Wailea, Hawaii  96753

(808) 572-2277

MAE # 3514

State of Hawaii Department of Education license # 2325-1024

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