*At Carlson College you will receive an education that begins with a great Swedish massage foundation.  Upon successful completion of this coursework, students then move into the neuromuscular based work that we call "Specifics".  This work is rehabilitative based and educates the students on how to effectively treat chronic or acute muscular dysfunction.  Combining these two modalities is what makes our graduates highly marketable in the healthcare community and why our graduates are in high demand!

*Did you know that Carlson College of Massage Therapy is the ONLY massage college in Iowa that is approved to offer Federal Student Aid that exclusively teaches massage therapy? We are committed to providing a HIGH QUALITY and AFFORDABLE massage therapy education to our students!  The average CCMT student graduates with under $5,500 in student loan debt!  At CCMT in house, interest free loans are also available! Ask for details on these "in house" interest free loans, including a very low, one time set up fee of only $30!      

​*Our programs are 6 months (Full Time-775 hours) and 11.5 months (700 hours) in length!  You can be out helping people in a career you will love in no time!   

*We are excited to share that our licensing exam (MBLEx) passing rate is well above the State of Iowa average as well as the national average. ALL of our August 2018 graduates passed on their first attempt!  Be sure to ask us about our rate and compare it to the other schools!  

*We are the ONLY school in Iowa accredited by COMTA (Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation). COMTA is the an accreditation agency that is specific to the profession of massage therapy.  In Iowa, schools do not have to be accredited.  We choose to be accredited for reasons that greatly benefit and protect the student.  PLEASE NOTE: graduating from an accredited school is required in several states such as Arizona!  Should you want to relocate, this is VERY important!  An education with us allows for better portability throughout the country!   

*We keep costs as low as possible to keep an education within reach. We want you to know the costs and fees for attending our school. Click here  for complete tuition information.  

*Carlson College of Massage Therapy is registered by the Iowa College Student Aid Commission  

*The United States Department of Labor lists massage therapy in their occupational outlook handbook as a career with growth of 23% from now until 2022! that is more than double the average across all occupations!  Click here for more details and salary averages!     
*Our student clinic operates in a fashion that simulates a professional massage clinic.  This is a far better opportunity than individual scholarships because ALL of our students benefit from our unique student clinic opportunity! Call or come in for a visit to learn more!

*We love to get involved in the community and provide massages at events....we proudly support community events such as Special Olympics (Cedar Rapids), Run for the Schools (Iowa City), Especially for You Race Against Breast Cancer, Animal Welfare Foundation (Jones County, Iowa) and other local events.   
*At CCMT, your program hours are all supervised by our experienced, professional faculty - your time at school is to learn and advance, your time at home is to study and refine your skills.

If you have ANY questions about our program please do not hesitate to email 
Chris at Chrisrider@carlsoncollege.com          

THE Carlson Difference

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11809 County Rd X-28  Anamosa, IA 52205
(319) 462-3402

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Enjoy the photo slide show of our students in action during various classes and events!  


What makes Carlson College of Massage Therapy "different"? See for yourself....