If you are interested in finding out how to get a massage certification, discover a path to provide pain relief, increase mobility, and share peacefulness and relaxation with patients. With our certificate in massage therapy program, you’ll be able to blend Eastern and Western massage modalities to provide the very best care. Discover your new career with us through our Chicago massage therapy programs.
The purpose of the Chicago Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork program is to prepare students for employment in massage therapy either in private practice, or a variety of healthcare or spa settings. Emphasis is placed on Oriental medical theory and Chinese massage therapy. The program develops the students’ ability to understand the causes and symptoms of disease, enabling them to customize their massage therapy to the client’s condition. Students in the certificate program receive an introduction to the invaluable theories of Chinese medicine, and practice a variety of Asian bodywork therapies, including tui na, shiatsu, and Thai massage among others.
I always knew I wanted to practice massage as a career. It wasn’t until I started at PCOM that I knew I was in the right place. I will always be proud of being part of the PCOM family. -Karina Rodriguez
The Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate is a 36 unit program with 675 credit hours of theory and clinical practice. Graduates of the Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate are eligible to take the massage exams administered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NESL Exam) and the Federation of State Massage Board (Mblex Exam). Graduates are also eligible for membership in the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA).
We advise students to start with this Certificate Program before potentially moving on to other degrees.
Federal Consumer Disclosure Information About This Program
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The college is authorized for operation by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). The college’s MSTOM, MSAc (CH and NY), and DAOM (SD) programs are accredited by ACAOM. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please see the program disclosure document.