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-Graduate

  • 650 hour Massage Therapy Program (Diploma)
  • 200 hour Hands-On Training Only
  • 1000 hour Massage Therapy Program
  • 100 hour Exam Prep Training

Continuing Education (CE) Workshops

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Massage therapy has widely been gaining acceptance in today’s health-conscious society as a method for reducing stress, relieving pain, correcting postural imbalances, and helping to heal certain injuries.  It is a rapidly growing, satisfying profession for both those who wish to be self-employed and those who prefer employment with health care organizations, athletic clubs, resorts and spas, physicians and rehabilitation facilities.

 The Mission of our school:

To offer high-quality education and hands-on training in the background, theory and practice of massage therapy; to teach and train a small select group in a tutorial-style setting so that each of the graduating students will have the skills, proficiency and knowledge to become licensed in the field of massage therapy.

 History

Since 2000, the Springs Bath House School of Massage Therapy has grown into a recognized school of massage in the state of South Dakota.  Molly Rae, the founder and proprietor of the school, trained by the Cottonwood School of Massage Therapy, teaches, practices and lives massage.  Molly’s many graduates over the last decade have successful massage therapy careers.  In 2011 Molly's two daughters, Olawa and Mele-Ann Rae-Bruhjell, took over teaching classes and moved the school to Mitchell, SD, and are currently operating the school in downtown Mitchell, SD, near the Corn Palace.  The new location is at 117 E. 4th Avenue, (also 315 N. Lawler is the same building but the student entrance) in Mitchell, SD 57301.  


Over the past eighteen years, our school has successfully trained more than 70 students.  We do our best to utilize multiple learning techniques in the classroom and strive to help students to improve their study habits, comprehension, and test-taking skills. As a result, our students have earned better test scores and grades, and grown in self-esteem and confidence. We love celebrating those victories with our students.  Currently, our first-time test takers of the MBLEx (the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam) have a passing rate of over 95% since 2011 when it became recognized as the approved licensing exam.

 


About Us

Approvals and Certifications

  • State Approved
  • NCBTMB Assigned School
  • (In renewal process for NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Provider)
  • Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) 


At this time most of the states in the United States have set requirements for licensure of massage therapists.  The State of South Dakota requires a minimum of 500 hours of training.  Here at the Springs Bath House School of Massage Therapy we have chosen to offer a 650 hour program for our basic curriculum, which we feel will better prepare our students for passing their state licensing exams, as well as for building a successful massage therapy career.  To see the rules and regulations regarding massage therapy in South Dakota, please see the South Dakota Board of Massage Therapy's website at http://www.state.sd.us/doh/massage


Our goal is to teach our students to become professional massage therapists, good enough to help our profession grow.  650 hours is the minimum amount that we feel is necessary to teach the basics of massage therapy.  We take pride in knowing that we teach a strict curriculum that rivals other states’ education levels.

Springs Bath House School of Massage Therapy is currently in the renewal process with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as  a continuing education Provider.  We are also an NCBTMB Assigned School.  For more information, see the NCBTMB's website.




The Springs Bath House School of Massage Therapy has been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association since 2007 and is currently a member in good standing.  









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