About the ancient art of massage...
Massage comes to us from many cultures and is perhaps the oldest method of natural healing known. As early as 2700 B.C., the Chinese recognized massage as a highly disciplined healing art. Henrik Ling, a Swedish fencing master, introduced his system of Swedish massage to the United States in the 1800’s. Today massage therapy has become one of the fastest growing health-related professions. It continues to be used throughout the world and has evolved into many modalities of advanced therapeutic techniques.
Currently, the majority of states regulate the practice of massage and require prospective massage therapists to complete a licensing process to receive massage credentials. The word license or licensing is used for ease of description, but in some states the designation is registration or certification.
Click on the quick links to the right for details of each state’s educational and regulation requirements.
The Colorado School of Healing Arts is dedicated to serve in the continued growth of the massage therapy profession.