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Schools of Medical Massage


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Massage Therapy - Lima

Ohio State Medical Board Requirements

In order to practice massage therapy in the state of Ohio, one must:

  • Complete an approved massage therapy educational program from a facility that has received approval to teach massage therapy by the State Medical Board of Ohio. The approved program includes not less than:
    • 750 (25 credit hours) hours of instruction which includes Anatomy & Physiology, Massage, Ethics, and Business Law.
  • Complete an approved CPR course and possess a current certification at the time of graduation.
  • Successfully pass the examination to become a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) administered by the State Medical Board of Ohio with a score of 75% or higher.

The State Medical Board of Ohio DOES NOT require one to earn an Associates Degree in order to become a licensed massage therapist (LMT).

In addition to the State Requirements, students in our approved program benefit from hands-on experience by performing numerous hours of massage in our professional clinic setting.


A student must complete:

  • 754 hours of instruction (25 credit hours) which includes: Anatomy & Physiology, Massage, Ethics, Business Law, and Clinicals
  • Complete and approved CPR course and have a current CPR card at the time of graduation
  • Numerous one-hour massages in the student massage clinic
  • Training in medical massage ethics, basic business practices and styles of patient approaches.

Program offered is a License.

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The Schools of Medical Massage are accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation - COMTA

The Schools of Medical Massage are a member of the American Massage Therapy Association - AMTA

Approved by The State Medical Board of Ohio

Approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools