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

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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.


The Institute for Massage Education has a COMTA Endorsed Curriculum. 

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