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Assigned Massage School by the NCBTMB - Bodycraft Wellness

Begin A Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy

Become a LICENSED PROFESSIONAL in the field of Massage Therapy right here in Rockford

Official provider of Rock Valley College’s 600-hour Massage Certification Program.

Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center LLC is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), Approved provider and Assigned School with the National Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), and a proud member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) since 2014.

Massage School Program Overview

Finish in just 12 Short Months!


Our massage training program is great for anyone seeking a career in massage & bodywork therapies. With a strong business edge and a well-rounded curriculum, this program has been designed to offer students a combined lecture, demonstration, and clinical practice that's gives our students the edge to truly be successful as massage therapists.


Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the human body and its interactions, as well as, develop a strong understanding in areas of anatomy & physiology, applied kinesiology, and pathology.


The program involves hands-on learning with well-known instructors who personally engage with students to ensure they are confident and ready to become LMTs.


Once students reach a certain level of knowledge, they will participate in student clinic which allows for opportunities to perform a 60-minute relaxation massage on actual clients, under supervision of licensed massage therapists and instructors to gain real world experience.

Below are the topics and areas of study included in the massage school program:

  • Fundamentals of Massage & Bodywork Therapies
  • Deep tissue & other modalities
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Business
  • Pathology
  • History & theory
  • Communication
  • Wellness
  • Ethics
  • Community Outreach & Student Clinic
  • Elective modalities related to the field of massage therapy will be required as well
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a high school Diploma or GED
  • Complete a student interview with Jamie Fanara (program director)
  • Obtain ABMP student insurance (included in tuition)
  • Receive a 60-minute professional massage by a licensed massage therapist prior to enrolling
  • Obtain two letters of personal reference

Tuition Fee: $7,995

It will be the student’s responsibility to pay full tuition at time of enrollment. Elective classes, books, and other supplies listed above will be an added expense and is the student’s responsibility to procure. Student manuals, lotions, massage tables (in class use/rental use only), bolsters, blankets, and pillows will be supplied.

OTHER FEES: fees listed below are the student’s responsibility in addition to the total TUITION FEE listed above.

**The costs of OTHER FEES and textbook editions vary and are subject to change**






*Note: Electives and supplies are priced separately.

Scholarships and funding options are available - See below 

Schedule of Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition

    payment must be received in full at time of enrollment.

  • Electives

    each student has from program start date to program end date to complete 80 clock hours of electives.

  • Books

    each book must be purchased prior to the beginning of specific class segment. BWMC will provide current book list for purchase. See class catalog and calendar.

  • ABMP student insurance

    payment is included in tuition and paperwork must be received before program start date.

  • Professional Session

    proof of a one-hour professional massage session is required before program start date.

  • (4) Sets of sheets

    must be purchased by the first day of FTMB class. BWMC will provide information for purchase.

  • Massage Table

    BWMC will provide information about how to purchase.

Taught By Amazing Instructors!

Our instructors are dedicated to the education and growth of the Massage Therapy Profession as a whole.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards in proving each student the education and resources they need to succeed and begin their careers as massage therapists.

What can you expect:

  • Learn Specialty Massage Modalities

  • Community Participation

  • Entrepreneurial Training

  • Personalized Attention & Teaching

  • College-like feel without the high cost

  • Exceptional education by experts in massage therapy

Massage Therapist Instructors Rock Valley College
Rock Valley College Massage therapy Program by Bodycraft Wellness

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Why Become A Massage Therapist?

With a growing demand for wellness and well-being, massage therapists are expected to keep rising in need. Making this a great choice for anyone looking for a solid career choice in wellness, loves flexible schedules, and the ability to work almost anywhere.

  • Job Outlook: 20% Growth (Much faster than average)

    According to U.S. Labor Statistics

  • Start your own massage business

  • Work in spas, healthcare offices, travel, provide on-site services, the choice is yours

  • Develop higher-end skills

  • Pursue your dreams to care for others and bring healing in a meaningful way

Massage Therapy Training
Rock Valley College Massage therapy Program by Bodycraft Wellness

Funding Options

Established in memory of Chase Shott by his mother, Kathy Shott, and others who knew and loved Chase and wanted to continue his beautiful legacy of love by aiding future students of Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center and Rock Valley College’s 600-Hour Massage Therapy Program through the named scholarship established through the Rock Valley College Foundation.

The Chase Scott Memorial Scholarship is available to give a helping hand for equipment, books, or extra classes that may be required over and above the tuition costs.

Sallie Mae student loans are available for career training programs such as our massage therapy certification program.

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What Happens After The Program?

Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a certificate from Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center, LLC. Students then become eligible to take their MBLEX exam.


Upon passing the exam, students can then apply for the Illinois state license under the Department of Financial and Professional Regulations Division and start working.


Whether you want to fix, heal or nurture clients or treat, relax and balance energy. This program will open the doorway into the world of bodywork and lead you into your future – no matter what that looks like!

Show the world wellness & healing through you!

Discover your massage talents, learn from highly respected massage therapist in Northern Illinois, and welcome new opportunities. What are you waiting for?

Sign up for your free info session which gives you access to ask any questions, tour the campus, and meet Jamie the program director!

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Additional Resources and Sign Up Links

Our Massage training program and Continuing Education program is now on campus at Rock Valley College.

Registration must be done in person and cannot be done online. Please email and set an interview/ site tour with our Program Director Jamie Fanara.

Due to program popularity and limited seating, program tuition is due upfront to hold your spot in the program.

We do not accept FASFA at this time. Ask us about our Sallie Mae, VA benefits, Grant programs and Workforce Connection options if you need assistance with tuition.

Illinois Board of High Education: Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center, LLC. is approved to operate by Illinois Board of Higher Education Private Business Vocational School Division.

Complaints against this school must be made through the IBHE Online Complaint System.

NCBTMB Assigned School Codes # 790765 / 900071

NCBTMB Approved Provider # 451792-11