Massage Lab

Continuing education for licensed massage therapists

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Upcoming Classes

Building an ethical, legal, and professional massage practice

July 22nd & July 29th 12:30pm-4:30pm

Learn about and discuss the law and regulations concerning massage in the Commonwealth of Virginia including a review of the NCBTMB code of ethics. Discuss professionalism in the workplace and how to build an ethical, legal, and professional practice.

8 CEUs – $80 for both days

 Beyond the 60-Minute Session: Time Management for MT’s

August 5th 11:00am-5:00pm

This course is designed for recent graduates who would like to learn how to design and execute 30- and 90-minute sessions. Many entry-level programs only teach one hour routines, but general expectation in the industry is to also be able to perform shorter and longer sessions. We will also discuss couple’s massage.

6 CEUs – $60

Stretching & Movement Techniques

August 19th 11:00am-6:00pm

This class teaches basic stretching and movement techniques to incorporate into a massage session. Students will learn upper and lower body stretches as well as some less passive movement techniques.

7 CEUs – $120

Residency Program

The 2018 program is currently full, however, drop-in classes are still available. Applications for the next program will open in the fall.

Program Overview

A structured program for beginner to intermediate level therapists who want to pursue a career track in therapeutic massage. Similar to a medical residency program, students work in the field in a supported environment while completing continuing education and receiving mentorship.


To improve the massage profession for therapists and clients through supported learning.


Instruction will alternate between lessons taught by Massage Lab staff, hands-on practice, and “from the field” q & a days. Video, research articles, books, and on-line education may also be used.

Our Residents

Massage Lab is intended for people who have completed their foundational program and obtained their license. Candidates will be recent (within the last two years) graduates who wish to pursue ongoing learning, similar to a residency in medicine. As such, residents may work in the field of massage while attending the Massage Lab program.

Program Highlights

  • Enjoy small class sizes.
  • Learn about common conditions.
  • Practice applying massage towards specific treatment goals.
  • Work with clients who have specific conditions.
  • Improve research literacy.
  • Receive mentorship from other therapists.
  • Have an opportunity to write a case report.
  • Earn CEU’s.
  • Work toward Board Certification.

The program will take roughly one year to complete. Classes will rotate between lessons, practice, and mentorship. Length of class will range from two – eight hours depending on the topic.

Residents may be expected to do some “homework” outside of class hours.


Program tuition = $3600

Work/study and payment programs are available.

To Apply

Please send your resume and a letter of interest to

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