Enrollment Now Open for our Massage Therapy Program!

Alexandria – Baton Rouge – Houma – Lafayette – New Orleans – West Monroe

Unitech’s Massage Therapy Program trains and prepares students to be effective massage therapists, competent in the fundamentals of body structure and function as well as a variety of massage practices, tailored to populations that students can encounter when working in this field. Upon graduating and obtaining their Massage Therapy Diploma, our students will have gained the knowledge and skills needed to take their licensing exam. Our newly redesigned curriculum covers what our students need to know to go forward to work in a variety of public and private settings such as spas, sports facilities, massage therapists’ offices, hospitals, and more!

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Kinesiology, Anatomy, & Physiology
  • Clinical Applications and Techniques
  • Foundational Knowledge and Spa Equipment & Environment
  • Specialized Massage for Maternity, Infant, Pediatric, Aging, and Oncology Clients
  • Sports Massage
  • Eastern Practices and Hydrotherapy
  • Clinical Applications and Techniques
  • Ethics, Business Practices, and Professional Development

    Why a Massage Therapy Diploma?

    Unitech’s Massage Therapy program empowers students with the knowledge, tools, and certifications to become massage therapists. As a massage therapist, you use touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Touch therapy relieves pain, helps heal injuries , improves circulation, reduces stress, increases relaxation, and aids in general wellness.

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    During the program at Unitech, you experience:

    • Extensive instruction in anatomy and physiology learning how the structure and functions of the body and its systems relate to your work in massage therapy.
    • Hands-on training in several massage modalities, such as table massage, Thai massage, hydrotherapy, reiki, and more!
    • How to work with a diverse client base – across all ages and with a variety of needs for each demographic.
    • Instruction from Louisiana Licensed Massage Therapists preparing students for clinicals, graduation, licensure, and beyond!

    What is Included

    • Our curriculum includes 625 hours of in-person, in-class, instructor-supervised course studies.
    • Through lectures and labs, over 400 hours of our Massage Therapy Program are dedicated to the study of massage therapy techniques and clinical practicum-related modalities.
    • We include over 180 hours of lab time dedicated to anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and massage therapy foundations and practices.
    • Unitech Massage Therapy students complete 120 hours of Clinical Practice under the direction of a Licensed Massage Therapist before graduating our program.
    • Hands-on training prepares students to be ready for their clinicals and certification.

    Over 12,000 graduates taught since 1997

    Our curriculum takes a practical approach to learning, allowing you to develop your skills by using tools of the trade in a hands-on learning lab environment. We prepare you for what to expect beyond school and into the working world. From practice certification exams to resume building and interview simulations, you won’t only leave with job skills but career skills as well. Plus, you will have access to our job placement partnerships with hospitals and pharmacies.

    Massage Therapy offered at all 6 of our Campuses!

    Alexandria – Baton Rouge – Houma – Lafayette – New Orleans – West Monro

    Celebrating Over 600 Massage Therapy Graduates!


    Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

    Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

    Licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration

    Accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

    Turn learning into earning

    “Unitech did a great job preparing me for this field by helping me with my confidence, my knowledge of anatomy, pathologies, healing touch and Therapeutic relationships. Learning from the teacher and the students on different techniques was very beneficial.”

    Marisa Dunphy

    Graduated in 2020

    Gives you great employment opportunities

    Learn from experienced instructors

    Become career ready in as little as 9 months

    Positions you for success in the massage therapy field.

    Unitech Training Academy Current Licensed Massage Instructors/Therapist


    Alexandria E3371

    Mary Julyahana Mayeaux – LA2732

    Baton Rouge E3898

    Cherez K. Marioneaux – LA7480

    Houma E4308

    Julia Forristal – LA7294

    Julia Forristal – LA7294

    Julia Forristal – LA7294

    Lafayette E2879

    Ty J. Abshire – LA8667

    Christy L. Cormier – LA4370

    Ashley P. Crooks – LA7283

    Susan G. Salvo – LA0150

    New Orleans E3160

    Julia Cajigal-Morrison – LA6949

    West Monroe E2847

    Brianna Garza – LA8995

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    Put your career on the fast-track to new and exciting opportunities

    Unitech’s program provides you with the skills necessary for landing an entry-level position as a massage therapist. Upon completion, you’re able to sit for the national exam for massage therapy. The practical applications you receive from this program allow you to work in spas, massage therapy practices, hospitals and other rehabilitation settings.

    Financial aid is available

    Unitech Training Academy is committed to assisting all individuals explore numerous options for financial assistance to fund their education. We take pride in our devotion to partner with our students by helping to ensure that the costs of their education is met through every financial aid opportunity available to those who qualify.

    Financial assistance is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and other financial resources designed to cover the costs of receiving a quality education. Unitech’s Financial Aid Office is dedicated to processing all financial aid packages in accordance with state, federal, and institutional guidelines.

    Financial aid questions? We can help you.

    Why choose Unitech

    “I decided to become a Pharmacy Technician because it provided me with financial stability while I was still working on my theatre degree at UL.
    My favorite part about being a student at Unitech Training Academy was how every single staff member no matter if it was your own instructor or someone else’s instructor, financial aid or whoever it was would be like a family almost and Unitech is the only place I would go for Pharmacy Technician” – Jessica Johnson

    Our Purpose

    Unitech Training Academy is a proprietary school open to all students regardless of age, race, etc. Our philosophy is to maintain a professional outlook and consideration of our students with them in mind.

    At Unitech, we not only want our students trained (job ready), but also trained on how to keep a job. At Unitech, we believe that the training we do directly and appropriately reflects our students’ performance, attitudes, and capabilities of their work.

    Unitech also realizes the overwhelming need in the community for professionally trained persons. It is Unitech’s philosophy to provide the community with a choice of desirable, productive, and well-trained individuals.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What makes massage therapy a great career for me?

    Massage therapy is the perfect career for someone who loves helping people, enjoys the flexibility to work in a variety of settings, and likes to continue learning and honing in on skills. Massage therapists work with clients from athletes to expecting mothers to oncology patients to the elderly, working to best suit each client’s individual needs. Our students go on to help many different types of people and cases in different settings such as spas, wellness centers, hospitals, sports facilities, or even starting their own practice! Massage therapy often involves ongoing learning and skill development, which can keep the job interesting and allow you to specialize in different techniques or areas of interest within the field. Being hands-on and ready to communicate will be tremendous assets, as therapists need to listen carefully to clients in order to understand what they want to achieve through massage sessions.

     This role gives back! As a massage therapist, you often benefit from the physical activity involved in delivering massages, and the relaxation techniques can also positively impact your own mental health.

    What sort of places can I work at as a massage therapist?
    Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 24 percent over the next ten years, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for massage therapy has fueled tremendous growth in this exciting field. Students who complete their training in massage therapy at Unitech open up the doors for employment at chiropractic offices, personal care services, and other general health practitioners. Many massage therapists are self-employed and also do quite well.
    Which campuses offer this program?

    The Massage Therapy program is available at our Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Houma, Lafayette, New Orleans, and West Monroe campuses.

    What are some of the specific things you learn in the program?

    At Unitech, our students learn to perform many of the following as they go through the program:

    • Talk with clients about their symptoms, medical history, and desired results

    • Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body

    • Using touch to manipulate muscles and other soft tissues of the body

    • Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their posture, often creating a custom plan for each client.

    • Document clients’ conditions and progress

    The Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy requires that in order to become a licensed massage therapist in Louisiana, you must meet certain educational qualifications, pass one of the board approved examinations (MBLEx, NCBTMB, NCCAOM) and you must apply for and pass the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy Oral Examination. For more information on the qualifications for licensure, please visit the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy at www.labmt.org .