Rock Valley College

Massage Therapy Program & Continuing Education

NOTE: We have transitioned all of our classes

through July 2020 to be taught as Live Webinars.

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.

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.

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

$7995, electives and supplies priced separately.

Rock Valley College Main Campus
Classroom Building II (CLII) Room 122 & 127
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114

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.

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Current Term (Fall 2020)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
Massage Therapy Info Session
1/12/21 - 1/12/21
Tue 5:30pm-6:30pm N/A
All Available

Upcoming Term (Spring 2021)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
Sports Massage
1/8/21 - 1/22/21
Fri 10:30am-1:30pm N/A
Bamboo Fusion Massage
3/27/21 - 3/28/21
Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Self-Care for Massage Therapis
4/3/21 - 4/3/21
Sat 10:30am-2:30pm N/A
Myofascial Skills: Cranial
4/11/21 - 4/11/21
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 122
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Myofascial Skills: Shoulder
4/18/21 - 4/18/21
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 122
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Myofascial Skills: Pelvis
4/25/21 - 4/25/21
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 122
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Myofascial Skills: Upper
5/2/21 - 5/2/21
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 122
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Myofascial Skills Discount
4/11/21 - 5/2/21
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 122
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Aromatherapy Basics
4/16/21 - 4/16/21
Fri 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 122
Fri 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Rain Drop Technique
4/17/21 - 4/17/21
Sat 9:30am-5:30pm CLII 122
Sat 9:30am-5:30pm CLII 127 N/A
Ace Massage Cupping Therapy
5/7/21 - 5/8/21
Fri/Sat 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
Fri/Sat 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Tensegrity & Bodywork
2/5/21 - 2/5/21
Fri 10:30am-2:30pm N/A
Prenatal Massage
5/14/21 - 5/16/21
Fri/Sat 9:00am-2:00pm N/A
Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm CLII 122 N/A
Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Scar Tissue Massage
2/19/21 - 2/19/21
Fri 10:30am-2:30pm N/A
Reiki Level I
2/27/21 - 2/27/21
Sat 10:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
Sat 10:00am-6:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Reiki Level II
2/28/21 - 2/28/21
Sun 9:30am-5:30pm CLII 122
Sun 9:30am-5:30pm CLII 127 N/A
Forearm Fusion Foundation
3/4/21 - 3/5/21
Thur/Fri 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
Thur/Fri 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 127 N/A
Lomi Lomi
3/6/21 - 3/7/21
Sat/Sun 9:00am-4:30pm CLII 122
Sat/Sun 9:00am-4:30pm CLII 127 N/A
Philosophical Physiology
3/5/21 - 4/9/21
Fri 10:30am-2:30pm N/A
Massage Therapy Info Session
3/17/21 - 3/17/21
Wed 3:00pm-4:00pm N/A

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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