Welcome to the Institute for Massage Education at KCHA

The Institute for Massage Education has a history of working to raise the standards of the massage profession by providing quality education.

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> Facts At A Glance

Student Massage Therapy Clinic

Massage therapy can relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid general wellness. Schedule a massage in our Student Clinic.  Learn More

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Opportunities

There’s always more to learn on your journey to full, holistic health. We offer a variety of continuing education classes to help along the way. Our courses are open to all massage therapists. Learn More

Preparing Students For Success

We are dedicated to the success of our students. In 2015, 96% of our students attempted and passed the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx), surpassing the national pass rate by 16%.  See Our Philosophy

Facts at a glance


percentage of graduates who find immediate work upon graduation

30 years

we've been teaching massage since 1986


percentage of our students that attempted & passed the MBLEx on the first attempt in 2017.

12-14 months

completion time

Stay Updated: News & Announcements

Recent Survey Shows High Career Satisfaction Among LMTs

Was Mark Twain right when he said, "Find a job you enjoy doing and you'll never have to work a day in your life."? Find out what Massage Therapists think.

Massage Has Many Benefits, But This Is Not One of Them...

After a session, have you ever told a client to "Drink a lot of water to flush out those toxins we've stirred up!"? Read this informative article from Massage Magazine to find out how that statement can actually perpetuate a myth and harm your credibility.

IME/KCHA Alumna Teresa Piatek '04 Featured in MASSAGE Magazine

Read about Teresa's experiences in both massage and martial arts and how they converge.

Continuing Education for All Massage Therapists

Myofascial Components of Low Back and Leg Pain

Want to have fun while getting your CEU’s? Spend two days with Pete Whitridge exploring deep tissue structures of the lower body that are at the root of most client pain.

Ethics for Licensed Massage Therapists

Join us for a review on ethics for Licensed Massage Therapists. This course will meet the state of Michigan's requirement for LMT's.


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain. -Vivian Greene

The Institute for Massage Education
was founded in 1986  and has maintained a membership with
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) since it’s inception.