Q: How do I know massage therapy is the right field for me?
Q: Do you offer financial aide?
Q: What additional costs will I be responsible for after I enroll in the school?
Q: Do you offer job placement?
Q: What is the National Certification Exam for Massage Therapists?
Q: Are there licensing requirements for massage therapists?
Q: How big are your classes?
Q: Are you a certified school?
Q: How long will it take me to complete the course?
Q: Do I have to be strong to be a massage therapist?
Q: What other costs will I have after graduation to practice massage therapy?
A: We encourage everyone who is interested in this field to look up information on massage therapy (and specifically the courses offered at our school) at the library, book store, and on-line to learn more about this field. Also, we feel that students who come tour through the school and talk to our instructors about their questions feel more secure that this is the right path for them.
A: The school offers INTEREST FREE payment plans for the courses. Since Body and Soul is a private school, financial aide is not available.
A: Your tuition covers the costs of all your books, hand-outs, massage insurance for a year, oils, and lotions. You will only be responsible for bringing 3 sets of your own sheets for use during class time and student clinicals.
A: While we do not offer job placement, our bulletin board posts potential job opportunities in Wichita and the surrounding areas. When potential employers contact us wanting to hire massage therapists, we post it and then the rest is up to you to pursue it. The majority of our students have found jobs after completing the 150 hour Swedish Course and were working as massage therapists while completing their 500 hour Professional Program.
A: The National Certification Exam (NCE) is an exam that students may take after completing a 500 hour program from a certified school that adheres to the curriculum guidelines set up by the National Certification Board. Massage therapists do not have to complete this exam to work in Wichita, but may wish to know which states require it in case they are looking at relocating. The NCE website is www.ncetmb.com. There is also another national licensing exam that students may take upon completion of the 500 hour course called the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board. The FSMTB website is www.fsmtb.org.
A: Currently, there are no licensing requirements for massage therapists in Wichita, KS.
A: Class sizes are limited to 14 students to ensure quality, private instruction in the massage therapy field..
A: Yes, we are a certified massage school through the Kansas Board of Regents.
A: The 150 hour Swedish Certification Course is about 8 weeks. The 500 hour Professional Program is a 6 month program. There are no clinical hours beyond the graduation date unless a student is making up missed class hours.
A: With proper body mechanics, the majority of your pressure comes from leverage by your torso and legs...not your hands.
A: This depends upon where you work. Some places provide you with all you need such as a massage table, lotion, and sheets. If you are renting a room from someone and need to supply yourself, here are some average price ranges:
Massage table: $460-$700
Sheets: $15-$40 per set
Massage Lotion/Oil: $45-$65 per gallon
CD Player: $25+
353 N. Hillside Wichita, Kansas 67214
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