​​Providing an exceptional massage therapy education for a career you will love while helping others! 

​All of these classes are taught in each of our programs!

Click HERE to view our detailed curriculum for each program offered 

  • MYOFASCIAL MASSAGE

  • HOT STONE MASSAGE

  • PIN AND STRETCH

  • INTRO TO ACUPRESSURE

  • INTRO TO EASTERN THEORY

  • AROMATHERAPY

  • HERBOLOGY

  • BENEFITS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • REFLEXOLOGY

  • INTRO TO LYMPHATIC MASSAGE

  • WELLNESS

  • HAND CARE/Sanitization

  • TERMS IN MASSAGE

  • TOUCH

  • Board Prep

  • ​CLINIC PREP



Copyright Carlson College of Massage Therapy 
11809 County Rd X-28  Anamosa, IA 52205
(319) 462-3402


Spring Full Time Program

775 Hours  (6 months!)

part Time program

Evening/Some Saturdays Program (no Sundays)

700 in class, supervised hours!  (under a year!)

Fall Full Time Program 

​775 hours  (6 months!)

  • Anatomy&Physiology

  • Pathology

  • Swedish Massage

  • Specifics Deep Tissue MASSAGE

  • Student Clinic

  • Draping

  • History of Massage

  • Business Practices

  • Body Mechanics

  • Sports Massage

  • Chair Massage

  • Clinical Reasoning

  • Professional Ethics

  • Pregnant/Side-lying

  • Research 

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Postural Analysis​

Applications are currently being accepted for the Full Time Program that starts February 20, 2023. Join us!      ​​​



Get your education from Iowa's only accredited school through the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). Our curriculum fulfills the educational requirements to become a licensed massage therapist in the State of Iowa as well as many other states.   

Accreditation does matter! Click here for more info on COMTA and why this voluntary process is important for you, the student!

​Classes generally begin in August and complete in mid February. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 to 1:30 p.m.  There are NO required Saturday classes or seminars.  During the clinical internship portion of the program, the class hours will change to reflect the students clinic shift. The students have a break over Thanksgiving and a break between Christmas and New Years. 

​Classes generally begin in February and complete in August. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 to 1:30 p.m. There are NO required Saturday classes or seminars.  During the clinical internship portion of the program, the class hours will change to reflect the students clinic shift. The students have a break at Memorial Day and at the 4th of July.
The Evening/Some Saturdays program will complete in less than a year.​ ​

The Part Time Program begins in August! This program meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm and the scheduled Saturdays, 9am to 4pm.  Click HERE to download and view a calendar of the entire Fall 2022-2023 program that includes dates classes are held and the dates breaks are scheduled. Assuming weather cooperates, we will have graduation in early/mid August the following year.