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Massage Therapy

Students will develop manual skills in manipulation of soft tissues of the human body through lecture, technique demonstration and student practicum. Basic massage therapy instruction includes Swedish massage, hot stone massage, hydrotherapy and spa techniques, oriental therapies, stretching, joint mobilization and other specialized therapies.

This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance, and Board of Massage Therapy.


This occupation has an average wage of $14.74 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Massage Therapy:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
MSS0204 A Massage Therapy 1 375
MSS0209  B Massage Therapy 2 375
TOTAL HOURS 750
Ridge Technical College
7700 State Road 544
Class Times

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM