At Irene's, we know choosing a new school can be a daunting task. We encourage you to make an informed choice before you begin your education in massage therapy. We have listed several important considerations in determining which school is right for you.
Valid Credentials - National Accreditation, State Massage Board Approval, State Licensed, Professional Membership
Michigan requires massage schools to have a minimum of 625 hours in their program.
Completion and Placement Statistics - It is important to inquire of a school’s completion and placement rates.
The instructors’ experience and the school’s longevity dictate educational quality.
Graduate Licensing – Does the school prepare students for the licensing exam, and submit their state license application?
Does the school have someone on staff to guide students through school?
Does the school have someone on staff to help grads find a job?
Location - Consider size, number of classrooms, student clinic, cleanliness, & professional environment
Student Clinic – The state requires students to work on the public under faculty supervision.
Variety of Electives - How many modalities are offered in the school curriculum?
Tuition – Obviously cost, financial aid and scholarships are important considerations for all students.
Do the class schedules fit into a busy life?
Are all of the subjects taught by qualified instructors, or does the same person teach most of the classes?