Massage therapy is a profession that is being discovered at a rapid pace in today's society by a wide range of fields. Many of the medical, rehabilitation, and fitness professions are discovering the benefits of massage therapy; thus creating opportunities for licensed massage therapists. At River Valley School of Massage, we believe that professionally skilled therapists are the key to providing a stress free, relaxing environment for the world to enjoy.
What you will study
Each student is required to successfully complete 600 hours of massage training and techniques. This includes but is not limited to:
Reflexology – a natural healing art by applying pressure to key areas in your hands and feet that stimulate different parts of the body.
Deep Tissue – slow deliberate firm pressure that affects deep muscles for relief of chronic problems.
Massage Cupping – loosens, stiff muscles, encourages blood flow, and sedates the nervous system.
Aromatherapy – the use of oils and their affects to the body.
School Calendar 2021 (School Closed)
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||January 18, 2021|
|Spring Break||March 22-26, 2021|
|Memorial Day||May 31, 2021|
|Independence Day Observed||July 5, 2021|
|Labor Day||September 6, 2021|
|Columbus Day||October 11, 2021|
|Thanksgiving Break||November 25-26, 2021|
|Winter Break||December 18-January 2, 2021|
Credit for Previous Training / Transfer Credit Policy
Credits can be transferred with approval of the School Director and Director of Education. No more than 40 clock hours will be given per 3 college semester credit hours. This will only be approved if the college hours are part of RVSM curriculum and student has college transcript. River Valley School of Massage will accept anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, medical terminology, and some business classes. College credit hours must be passing with a minimum 75%. RVSM will also accept transferred credits from another massage therapy program if the student is in good standing with the transferred school (this includes all debt has been paid and the student has transcript and passing grades of 75% or above).
Candidates for transfer credit must provide documentation that includes: official transcripts, a copy of the diploma, and a school catalog or statement providing the course descriptions of each class completed. If credit is granted, training time may be shortened and tuition may be reduced proportionately.
Arkansas Department of Health has given permission for massage therapy schools to give credit hours for cosmetology and aesthetician hours for massage therapy hours.