Top Massage Therapy Schools in the United States Showcased at Recent Annual Franchise Conference, Including American Career College’s Ontario Campus
Massage Envy Spa, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the United States, announced the winners of its second annual “Excellence in Education” Award that highlights the best-in-class massage therapy schools in the nation. The top schools were selected based on the following criteria: educational program, curriculum, level of student and graduate support, involvement within the industry, graduate feedback, additional outstanding achievements, and recognition from accrediting agencies and industry associations. The awards, recently presented at Massage Envy Spa’s annual franchise conference in front of thousands of attendees in Phoenix, included American Career College (ACC) Ontario.
“We’re proud to honor these institutions for their commitment to upholding the highest standards of training and education for the industry’s future practitioners,” said CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spa. “As massage therapy continues to evolve, these leading schools are ensuring that students are equipped with the necessary training and knowledge to be prepared for a rewarding career opportunity.”
“ACC has long enjoyed a positive relationship with Massage Envy Spa and a large number of our massage therapy graduates are enjoying successful careers at locations throughout California,” said Scott Wardall, executive director of ACC Ontario. “We are honored by this recognition for our massage therapy program.”
As the demand for alternative wellness services such as massage therapy continues to rise, so does the need for professional massage therapists and estheticians. According to U.S. News & World Report, massage therapy was named one of The Best Jobs in 2014 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist employment growth of 23 percent nationally between 2012 and 2022, adding 30,000 more jobs to the field*. Since its inception in 2002, Massage Envy Spa has created more than 21,000 new massage therapist positions and projects to add 1,500 new positions annually through 2018. Additionally, the company provides 1.5 million services to a total of more than 1.5 million members every month.
Today, a career in massage therapy offers incredible growth and creative employment opportunities including flexible work schedules, active and healthy work environments and sustainable incomes.