Frequently Asked Questions
Zion Massage College offers you an Ivy League quality education in Massage Therapy, Bodywork and Postural Alignment.
At ZMC, we blend the very best of Western Medical Science based massage and bodywork techniques with effective hands on therapies from around the world.
ZMC’s curriculum is heavily focused on practical and experiential education so that you emerge from the program as a highly skilled expert in the field of massage therapy and bodywork.
ZMC’s classes take into consideration the individual learning styles of each of our students. Classes combine elements of Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic and Tactile to provide you with an engaging and rewarding learning experience where you succeed!
As a student at ZMC, you can also participate in Prana Trips, these are additional educational opportunities that carry no extra cost for you. Prana trips include a study abroad trip to either Thailand or Nepal, where you study and explore traditional health practices, personal growth seminars, meditation and backpacking trips, canyoneering and a variety of activities where you can add additional depth to your knowledge base
After graduation, we provide you with continued support, including continuing education opportunities, career counseling and placement and, an opportunity to work as a team member within the Zion Massage College family.
Yes! Zion Massage College is proud to be institutionally accredited through the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) and to hold the designation of Assigned School with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. The contact information for these prestigious organizations are www.comta.org and ncbtmb.org.
The official program length is 12 months. However, many students combine day and evening classes to complete the 900 hour professional massage therapy program is as little as 7 months.
Because of the nature of hands on training, ZMC keeps its class sizes small, typically 10-14 students per class. Occasionally classes are combined so that students on campus can get to know each other.
- Student Loan Option: You can obtain a student loan through MACU by visiting:www.macu.com. Make sure to choose their student loan option.
- Payment Plan Option: ZMC has a no interest/no fee payment plan, which requires $2,000 down. We recommend making payments as you progress through the program. However, the remaining tuition balance is simply due before graduation. There are no fees or interest charged to students that participate in the ZMC payment plan option. We are committed to helping you obtain a debt free education and a viable career!
- Vocational Rehabilitation Funding Option: Utah Vocational Rehabilitation provides appropriate training services for eligible applicants with a qualifying disability.
- GI BILL Award Option: ZMC is approved for funding through the G.I. Bill for students that qualify for this service.
- Tuition Discount Award Option: ZMC awards tuition discounts of between $1,000 to $2,000 to individuals with financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please submit a one to two page essay (sent to: Rebecca Farraway, Admissions Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. The essay should address the following three questions: Why you want to become a massage therapist? How you plan to use your education in massage therapy. How will the scholarship help you?
The amount that a Licensed Massage Therapists will earn varies based on the following factors:
- The amount that you charge for a treatment session (if you work for yourself)
- The percentage or dollar amount that you are paid by an employer. This can be an hourly wage or a per appointment amount. Typically, a per appointment amount is much higher than a standard 8 hour shift with a consistent hourly rate.
- Tipping and its inclusion or exclusion in your work. For example, in spa and private practice settings, Massage Therapists often receive tips in addition to an hourly or per appointment wage. In Medical settings therapists often work for a set amount and do not receive tips.
We have seen employers pay our graduates as much as $72.00 per one-hour appointment and know of employers that pay as little as $17.00 per one hour appointment. At Zion Massage College, we pay our Licensed Massage Therapists a starting amount of $27.00 per one-hour appointment. After six months we pay our LMT’s $30.00 per one hour appointment. LMT’s also receive tips from clients. Our LMT’s report that they earn an average of $45.00 per one-hour massage therapy session and typically perform between 4-7 massages per day, 5 days per week. The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the 2017 median pay for Licensed Massage Therapists at $19.23 per hour. You can click here to see the U.S. Department of Labor’s full report on the median pay for LMTs.