Massage Schools in Wisconsin

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353 East Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53715

(608) 250-3100
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Massage Therapy, Teacher Training

327 East Saint Paul Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology, Teacher Training

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East-West Healing Arts Institute - Madison

6425 Normandy Lane
Madison, WI 53719

East-West Healing Arts Institute - Shorewood

4601 Oakland Avenue
Shorewood, WI 53211

First Class Cosmetology School – Accredited

306 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 North Bluemound Drive
Appleton, WI 54912

Herzing University

Brookfield, WI 53005

Northcentral Technical College

1000 Campus Drive
Wausau, WI 54401

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

2740 West Mason Street
Green Bay, WI 54303

The Professional Hair Design Academy – Accredited

3408 Mall Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54701

The Salon Professional Academy - Onalaska – Accredited

566 Theater Road
Onalaska, WI 54650
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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How to Become a Masseuse in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Massage Careers At a Glance
  • 500 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 24 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for massage therapists in Wisconsin is $42,510 ($20.44/hour). This is higher than the national average of $42,820 ($20.59/hour).
  • There is a predicted 18% job increase between 2016–2026 for massage therapists. This is lower than the expected national growth of 22%.

If you are interested in a career in the beauty industry, you likely are looking for a career that allows you to make people feel better about themselves and enjoy life a little more. Massage therapy fits the bill on both counts.

If you would like to learn how to relieve stress, ease physical pain, and encourage relaxation, keep reading to learn more about massage therapy programs in Wisconsin.

State License Requirements

500 Education Hours

Required to earn a massage therapy license

The state of Wisconsin has a 500-hour training requirement for massage therapists in this state. There is a written exam and then a $150 fee with your initial license application.

Education Details

Any good massage therapy program begins with an understanding of how the human body functions. By studying the anatomy and physiology of the human body, you can learn how to alleviate pain in different parts of the body with massage techniques. Once you've tackled this area of your education, you may move on to specific types of massage and massage techniques. As you discover each massage technique, you may practice it with peers and real clients. This gives you the chance to fine-tune your technique based on the needs of your customers.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

24 Hours

Continuing education required

After you get licensed, you will need to renew every two years, and pay a $53 fee. Wisconsin also requires 24 continuing education credits every two years. To make sure you have a clear picture of what you need to do to earn your massage therapist license in Wisconsin, start talking to schools in your area today to start charting your course to success.

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Average yearly salary for massage therapy in Wisconsin

All over Wisconsin, the need for massage therapists is growing. Between 2016 and 2026, CareerOneStop anticipates an 18% increase in Wisconsin massage therapy jobs. The job outlook may be better in tourist areas, such as Door County and Wisconsin Dells. Massage therapy salaries in Wisconsin tend to be in line with nationally reported incomes. The average salary for a Wisconsin massage therapist is $42,510 per year (O*Net, 2020).

When you begin working as a massage therapist, it's likely that your days will be extremely structured and organized. Massage therapists rarely have walk-in appointments, instead choosing to book their schedule ahead of time. If you work in a spa or salon, you may line up your schedule with other professionals to ensure that clients get all the services they want. Before each appointment, you should spend some time communicating with your client. This may touch on the pain they are experiencing, what they want to get from their massage, and which type of massage they prefer.

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