Massage Therapy


Our wellness instructors value the importance of understanding all types of salon & spa care. This includes the healing art of massage therapy. As a result, our massage course prepares students to take the state licensing exam and go on to a career in massage therapy.

Aveda’s goal, especially in massage therapy, is overall wellness for our guests and students. Therefore, a part of entire wellness is feeling good on the outside as well as the inside. Massage is one way to achieve inner wellness that emanates outward. With our use of the Aveda body care line, students can become well versed in the connectedness of mind and body.

More importantly, our goal is to help students achieve their aspirations of becoming a professional massage therapist. In addition, students have the opportunity to work with quality Aveda products that are made to keep not only the environment safe, but skin healthy. 


Our student’s kits are updated to match better quality materials that are released on a case-by-case basis so that students are always working with new and improved equipment. Also, we update the curriculum to match current trends and new techniques.

Aveda Book Bag
Note Pad w/Pen
Aveda Name Tag w/Lanyard
Aveda T-Shirt
Trail Guide to the Body Texts, 6th Ed.Biel, A.
Trail Guide to the Body WorkbookBiel, A.
Massage Therapist’s Guide to PathologyWerner, R.
Facilitated StretchingMcAtee, R.
Myofascial Release ManualManheim
Basic Acupressure BookletePDF
Basic Acupressure Workbook ePDF
Intermediate and Advanced Acupressure BookletePDF
Communication and Ethics for Bodywork PractitionersHolland

Now Enrolling!

Aveda Institute Maryland is now enrolling for our Massage Therapy program! Thus, we are currently offering two enrollment options.

Evening Program (Graduate in 6 months)Day Program (Graduate in 4 months)
August 3, 2020September 8, 2020
September 28, 2020November 3, 2020
November 23, 2020January 5, 2021
January 18, 2021March 2, 2021
March 15, 2021

Please stay tuned as these dates will be updated soon for classes beginning in 2021. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding any upcoming starting dates. In addition, sign up for a virtual tour to learn more about our programs and campus.

Due to COVID-19, our classes have moved to a hybrid style where our theory is taught online and our practicals are taught face-to-face. For this course, it will be strictly face-to-face. Thus, the majority of our tours will be handled virtually to protect future students, and our current students and staff. To illustrate how those tours work, please take a look at “What’s a Virtual Tour Like at Aveda Institute Maryland.” Likewise, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us for questions.