Attending Irene’s Massage Program is Unforgettable
Attending Irene’s Myomassology Institute will be something you will never forget. The testimonials of our alumni document this fact. We even hear this from graduates’ families who readily notice the amazing growth of their loved ones!
Irene’s is a place where massage careers begin and lives are transformed. Check out our massage school curriculum below for an overview of what you will learn.
Irene’s Massage School Curriculum – 700 Hours
Core Massage Curriculum – 465 Hours
With three day or evening classes a week – hands-on, lecture and applied myomassology – you build a strong foundation for your massage career. You will learn a multitude of techniques, modalities, and information crucial for a massage therapist as reflected in the following categories:
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Cranial Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Face Massage
- Lymphatic Massage
- Professional Development
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Client Evaluation
- Ethical Practices
- CPR & First Aid
- Muscle Mechanics
- Fascia Therapy
- Special Population Massage
Unmatched Hands-on Skills
Many of the techniques you learn at Irene’s are unlike any other. Based on her decades of experience, research and intuitive nature, Irene created a multitude of techniques to help her clients heal.
These are all contained in the textbook she wrote for her Metro Detroit massage school. There are many reasons why we are the best massage school around, but Irene’s curriculum is at the top of the list.
Anatomy & Physiology
Training in muscles, bones and how the body works is a necessity for a massage therapist.
By the time you graduate, you will have a thorough knowledge of the structure of the body, its organs and how the systems work.
Professional Communications, Massage Ethics & Business Practices
It is crucial to have good communication skills to build and maintain a successful massage practice.
In your professional development classes, you will learn how to acquire employment, develop your own massage practice, and maintain ethical relationships along with key marketing strategies to establish a clientele.
Massage School Elective Classes – 160 Hours
In addition to all the techniques you learn in your core curriculum, Irene’s Massage School offers 40 different elective subjects to choose from. You pick from these classes based on your own interests. Similar to massage workshops, some of these are specialties and modalities used to enhance a therapeutic massage session. Others are of general interest designed to inspire personal growth and expand awareness.
With holistic health instructors from all around Greater Detroit, you can take classes in Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Hot Rock Massage, Fascia Therapy, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Crystal Healing, Herbology, Prenatal, and even Canine Massage. With these fun classes, you will be able to tailor your education to your own interests.
Massage Therapy Clinical Experience – 75 Hours
In addition to your classes, you get plenty of practical experience working in Irene’s Student Clinic. By practicing in a professionally run student clinic, you will gain first-hand experience working on the public under the supervision of faculty members. This massage clinic provides affordable massage for the public with senior and military discounts.
Additionally, you will participate in community outreach by attending school-sponsored events in which you are given the opportunity to perform massage throughout Metro Detroit at health fairs and charity functions. This allows you to test your new skills in the real world and prepare yourself to work professionally as soon as you graduate.
Attending Irene’s is Unforgettable
Attending Irene’s Myomassology Institute will be something you will never forget. Ask our graduates, they will agree.
The testimonials of our alumni document this fact.
Jen K., Alumni
Irene’s provides such a well-rounded education. Not only did I learn the basics of massage, anatomy and good health, as a student we were offered many wonderful elective options to specialize our careers. Irene’s students truly standout in the massage industry. I have been in practice for 10 years and am so very proud to be a graduate!
Michelle P., Alumni
The moment I walked in the doors at Irene’s, I felt “at home”. It was gratifying to be among like-minded individuals, though we all came from different places and were different ages. The education I received was beyond excellent and I was offered multiple jobs upon graduation. All I had to say was, “I went to school at Irene’s.” It’s the Yale of the massage schools.
Jen V., Alumni
I graduated from Irene’s in February of 2005. Going to massage school was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I’ve been practicing full time since I graduated. Now I own my own massage business. I made life long friends and absolutely love what I do!
Terrie E., Alumni
With a money-back guarantee, what have you got to lose? At Irene's, we are so certain we provide the best education in massage therapy that we are willing to refund your money for up to four weeks after the beginning of school! That's four whole weeks to test-drive our massage school to make sure it's the right place for you. During your first four weeks of school, you can withdraw from the program with a full tuition refund, less only the $25 registration fee.