Rock Valley College

Massage Therapy Program & Continuing Education

Our Massage Therapy Training Program through Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center LLC offers 600-hour/12-month training to people pursuing a career in massage & bodywork therapies.

Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center LLC is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), and an Assigned School with the National Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

We also provide NCBTMB approved Continuing Education Classes for Licensed Massage Therapists.  Whether you are new to the field, or have years of experience, we have the classes you need to meet your State CE requirements.  Please check with your state governing boards prior to enrolling when maintaining an out of state license.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are running all of our lecture-based classes online, and meeting in-person for all of our hands-on massage therapy classes!


Register for Massage Therapy Program classes on Eventbrite!

 

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  • Bamboo Fusion Massage
  • Massage Therapy Student Cupping
  • Massage Therapy Clinic Space
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  • Chair Massage at Outdoor Park
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Rock Valley College is excited to announce the return of our Massage Therapy Training Program! And we would like to introduce Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center LLC who will be offering a  600-hour/12-month training program to people pursuing a career in massage and bodywork therapies.

With a strong business edge and a well-rounded curriculum, this program has been designed to offer students a comprehensive education, combining lecture, demonstration, and clinical practice. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the human body and its interactions, as well as a strong foundation in the areas of anatomy and physiology, applied kinesiology, and pathology.

This program involves hands-on learning of both basic relaxation and deep tissue massage techniques. After completing a certain portion of the program, student clinics will be available, which will allow students opportunities to perform a 60-minute relaxation massage on actual clients, under supervision of licensed massage therapists and/or instructors.

Program content includes:
 

  • Fundamentals of Massage & Bodywork Therapies
  • Deep Tissue & other modalities
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Business
  • Pathology
  • History & theory
  • Communication
  • Wellness
  • Ethics
  • Community outreach
  • Elective modalities related to the field of massage therapy will be required as well
     

Our Evening Massage Therapy Program will start Monday, February 10, 2020 and will run Monday through Thursday starting at 5:30pm. 


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 Illinois state license under the Department of Financial and Professional Regulations division. Successful completion does not guarantee employment, but
strong support and guidance will be offered.

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

 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school Diploma or GED
  • Student interview
  • Student insurance
  • Professional massage session
  • Two letters of personal reference

Rock Valley College is excited to announce our Fast Track Massage Therapy Training Program!

This fast track program will meet once a week on Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. for 12-months starting on April 30, 2020. Students will be given appropriate breaks throughout the day and year.  Massage Therapy students will be responsible for 80 elective hours and volunteer outreach hours on days of their choosing.

To learn more call (815)977-4743 or email Jamie@Bodycraft-Wellness.com

$7995, electives and supplies priced separately.

We DO NOT offer Financial Aid at this time. However, feel free to check out Sallie Mae options!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are running all of our lecture-based classes online, and meeting in-person for all of our hands-on massage therapy classes!

All in person classes are held at:

Rock Valley College (enter Spring Brook Road side)
Classroom Building II (CLII) Room 122 & 127
3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL  61114

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Register for Massage Therapy Program classes on Eventbrite

You can also view and register for classes through RVC Online Services. 

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 Shott 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.

Learn more about the scholarship.

Please click on each course for instructor information.

Current Term (Spring 2021)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
MAS-015-BC17
Aromatherapy Basics
5/14/21 - 5/14/21
Fri 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 122
7/9
Fri 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 127
MAS-015-BC18
Rain Drop Technique
5/15/21 - 5/15/21
Sat 9:30am-5:30pm CLII 122
5/9
Sat 9:30am-5:30pm CLII 127
MAS-015-BC19
Ace Massage Cupping Therapy
5/7/21 - 5/8/21
Fri/Sat 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
9/15
Fri/Sat 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 127

Upcoming Term (Summer 2021)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
MAS-015-BC01
Proprioception
5/21/21 - 5/21/21
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
8/9
MAS-015-BC02
Tensegrity and Bodywork
5/28/21 - 5/28/21
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
8/9
MAS-015-BC03
Scar Tissue Massage
6/4/21 - 6/4/21
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
7/9
MAS-015-BC04
Floating Joints
6/11/21 - 6/11/21
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
8/9
MAS-015-BC05
Sports Massage
6/18/21 - 6/19/21
Fri/Sat 10:00am-5:00pm CLII 122
6/9
Fri/Sat 10:00am-5:00pm CLII 127
MAS-015-BC06
Forearm Fusion Foundation
6/25/21 - 6/26/21
Fri/Sat 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
5/9
Fri/Sat 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 127
MAS-015-BC07
Lomi Lomi
6/27/21 - 6/28/21
Mon/Sun 9:00am-4:30pm CLII 122
7/9
Mon/Sun 9:00am-4:30pm CLII 127
MAS-015-BC08
Self-Care for Massage Therapis
7/2/21 - 7/2/21
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
8/9
MAS-015-BC09
Presence, Energy, Intention
7/9/21 - 7/9/21
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
7/9
MAS-015-BC10
Scar Tissue Massage
7/23/21 - 7/24/21
Fri/Sat 10:00am-5:00pm CLII 122
6/9
Fri/Sat 10:00am-5:00pm CLII 127
MAS-015-BC11
Massage Therapy Info Session
8/11/21 - 8/11/21
Wed 3:30pm-4:00pm N/A
All Available
MAS-015-BC12
Prenatal Massage
8/14/21 - 8/15/21
Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
8/9
Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 127

Disclaimer: Course availability is updated often but not in real-time. Availability indicated on this page does not guarantee you a seat in the class. View live availability data when registering in Online Services.


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