Scholarships and Grants for Massage Therapy Students

Funding a massage therapy education can be a challenge. Several organizations sponsor grants, scholarships and giveaways to help defray the cost of school and promote excellence in the industry. Contact each organization for information about deadlines and the application process. Giveaways MT Dream Practice Giveaway Co-sponsored by BIOTONE, MASSAGE Magazine and other industry partners, this giveaway […]

Read More

Should You Work While Attending Massage School?

I once had a full-time student, who at the end of each school day, went home to her two teenaged boys, made dinner and then managed a few hours sleep before reporting to work at 11 p.m. at the Thruway where she collected tolls until 7 a.m. She earned the academic award of class valedictorian. […]

Read More

About the Author

Van D'Elia is the executive director of Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester/Syracuse, New York.

ISPA Foundation Names Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Recipients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 9, 2016) — The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation has awarded two recipients the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. Kelsey Brink (pictured above, left) from Hallstead, Pennsylvania, and Margot Mangiarotti (above, right) from Locust Valley, New York, will be honored onstage during the General Session at the 26th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at The […]

Read More

How to Afford Massage School

Have you always wanted to go to massage therapy school, but didn’t think you could afford it? Is your dream of becoming a massage therapist clouded by the thoughts, “How will I pay for school? Will I qualify for financial aid? Is my credit good enough?” These are great questions, but don’t worry! Almost everyone […]

Read More

About the Author

Carol Brunelli is the former director of enrollment and services and Massage for Peace coordinator at Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Brunelli earned her master's degree in international and intercultural communication from the University of Denver and is fluent in Spanish and English. She has more than 20 years of experience in the adult education field. She is also an accomplished dancer and writer. Her latest book, Climbing Mountains in Stilettos: Not Your Average Trail Guide to Life, is a sassy, self-help guide for women.

Profile of a Massage Student: Bridget Todd

Bridget Todd, 47, of Huntingtown, Maryland, graduated from the College of Southern Maryland in December 2015 with a certificate in therapeutic massage. Part of her education was funded by a $1,000 grant from the Successful Hands Grant Program, sponsored by Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital’. Todd was one of eight massage therapy students […]

Read More

About the Author

Allison Payne is managing editor of futurelmt.com, and MASSAGE Magazine's online & associate editor.

Profile of a Massage Student: Stacy Siddle

Stacy Siddle, L.M.T., 38, of Highland Hills, Ohio, recently graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an associate’s degree in massage therapy. A $1,000 grant from the Successful Hands Grant Program, sponsored by Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital’, made it possible for her to take an additional semester of advanced massage courses to add […]

Read More

About the Author

Allison Payne is managing editor of futurelmt.com, and MASSAGE Magazine's online & associate editor.

FutureLMT.com Exclusive Interview: Karen Young, Successful Hands Grant Winner

On May 16, 2014, Karen Young, 53, was awarded a $500 Successful Hands Grant at the ONE Concept Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Successful Hands Grant Program, a collaborative effort of Biofreeze, Massage Envy Spa and Bon Vital’, supports professional massage therapy students in their educational pursuits. ONE Concept, the conference’s organizer, partnered with Biofreeze, […]

Read More

Financing Your Massage Education

Attending massage therapy school can be a rewarding, life-changing experience. A massage therapy education provides a foundation for learning what the massage profession has to offer and can introduce individuals to other healing arts. If funding your massage education is a concern, options are available. Massage school can be funded in a number of ways, […]

Read More

About the Author

Kira Clark, R.M.T., is the former financial aid manager at Boulder College of Massage Therapy.

3 Steps to Funding Your Massage Education

The task of funding your education may seem overwhelming, but help is out there. It may be easier than you think. Use these tips to guide you through your journey.   1. Don’t Do It Alone First find out if the massage school you plan to attend offers Federal Financial Aid and has a financial-aid […]

Read More

About the Author

Ashley McArdle was a financial-aid advisor for three years before finding her position as marketing assistant for East West College.