Massage Licensing Program

Embark on a journey with the Washington Spa Academy, where our commitment to excellence in education sets the stage for your success in the vibrant field of massage therapy.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Approved School

Washington Workforce Training and Education Board Approved School

Washington State Board of Massage Approved School

Washington State Department of Licensing Approved School

Washington State Department of Health Approved School

Premier School Member of

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)

At WSA, we've tailored the program to ensure that you not only excel in theoretical understanding but also thrive in the practical application of massage therapy. We're dedicated to preparing you thoroughly for the Federal-level Massage & Body Licensing Examination, providing you with a strong foundation for a rewarding career.

Explore a diverse range of key subjects, including Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, Kinesiology, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Treatment Techniques, Business and Clinical Practices, Professional Ethics, and more.

At Washington Spa Academy, we're dedicated to sculpting not just massage therapists but confident and highly skilled professionals ready to make a mark in the ever-evolving world of wellness. 

Your journey to success starts here!

Program Schedule 

Total Program Hours: 660 hours

Weekly Commitment: 20 hours 

Program Duration: approximately 33 weeks

Enrollment Opportunities: 

  • Winter Class: Begins around Mid-January
  • Spring Class: Begins around Mid-May
  • Fall Class: Begins around Mid-September

Please note that program entry dates may vary due to observed holidays. For additional details, feel free to reach out to Admission Office at or call 425-641-3409.

Class Schedule

For the upcoming Fall Term 2024, explores the following Class Sessions:

  • Morning Class: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, starting on September 9th, 2024
  • Evening Class: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, starting on September 9th, 2024

Enrollment is Now Open!

Please note that class sessions are subject to cancellation due to insufficient student enrollment. A minimum of 6 enrolled students is required for each class session to proceed.

Core Subjects

Discover the Heart of Our Program - Core Subjects That Transform Your Journey:

  • Massage Theory & Practice (260 hours) - Explore the heart of our program, delving comprehensively into the art and science of massage therapy.
    • From the fascinating history of massage to the secrets behind advanced techniques such as myofascial release and deep tissue work, uncover the scientific magic behind the soothing strokes of Swedish massage as you delve into the heart of this enriching learning experience.
    • Clinical & Business Practices (55 hours) - Navigate the business side of massage therapy with confidence.
      • This aspect addresses essential skills such as business management, taxation, insurance billing, record-keeping, sanitation, medical terminology, and the legal landscape surrounding massage and massage businesses.
    • Anatomy & Physiology (90 hours) - Journey into the intricate structure and function of the body.
      • This subject unravels the mysteries surrounding diverse body systems, organs, glands, skeletal elements, and the dynamic interactions of muscles.
    • Pathology (70 hours) - Uncover the signs and symptoms of prevalent diseases and abnormalities within diverse muscular systems.
      • Delve into the intricate relationship between massage and various conditions, gaining a in-depth understanding of scenarios where massage is either appropriate or contraindicated.
    • Kinesiology (85 hours) - Uncovering the world of body movements. 
      • Understanding the intricate dance of muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments as they collaborate to create seamless motion at the joints. Elevate your knowledge in this captivating study of human kinetics and movement science.
    • Professional Ethics (40 hours) - Master the professional relationship between therapist and client/patient. 
      • Develop communication skills, uphold professional boundaries, and navigate the standards of ethical practice, all while aligning with state laws and regulations.
    • Student Clinic (60 Hours) - The final phase of the program. 
      • Tailored to accommodate your progress, this immersive experience can be seamlessly integrated or separated from the regular class schedule. In the WSA Student Clinic, aspiring practitioners delve into a hands-on adventure, delivering 36 supervised massages to the public. This isn't just a requirement; it's the pivotal key to honing your skills and transforming your education into practical expertise!

    From our Alumni

    From our Alumni

    The best school I have ever been to, and locally owned. Awesome teachers and staff, our group had a lot of fun! They helped me find me a job immediately with an awesome spa, and have answered any questions I had post graduation. If you are looking for a new career as a massage therapist I highly recommend Bellevue Massage School.

    - Tyler, 2017 Graduate

    The teachers at BMS are caring and knowledgeable, and the small class sizes mean a lot of 1-on-1 attention!

    - Jeff, 2017 Graduate