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5 Scholarships Available!

Call Miki at (760)674-1624 ext 31 for more details.

For the next Massage class we are happy to announce that we will be offering 5 Scholarships. Call us and schedule a visit to our school for more information.

The International School Of Beauty Massage Program prepares students as Massage Therapy experts for a career as a:

Masseur, Masseuse, Body Work Specialist, Consultant, Personal Assistant, Spa Manager, Spa Owner

Download the 2020 School Catalog (PDF)


Please note:  an additional 100 hours are required to help develop the physical ability and skill to properly prepare the student for such a physically demanding profession.

 The curriculum for students enrolled in a massage course shall consist of six hundred (600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations in skills and requirements to become eligible to make written application to the Massage Therapy Organization for certification as required by the newly signed California Assembly Bill 1147, signed into law by the governor of California, effective January 1, 2015.

For further information on the new rules and regulations on becoming a CMT (Certified Massage Therapist), for any unanswered  questions and for filing a complaint  (student or public) please visit the California Massage Therapy Council at www.camtc.org or call them at (916) 669-5336. FAX: (916) 669-5337.

Address: Massage Therapy Council. One Capitol Mall, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95814.

The graduate will be required to take a CAMTC approved examination before certification will be issued. “Attendance and/or graduation from a California Massage Therapy Council approved school does not guarantee certification  byCAMTC.  Applicants for the certification shall meet all requirements as listed in California Business and Professions Code section 4600 et. seq.” The certified CMT will then be required to follow the guidelines of their particular city/county regulations as to business and personal licensing requirements. Practical instruction means the actual performance by the student of a complete massage on another person or on a mannequin. The course of instruction in the practical phases of massage training for a student enrolled in a 600 hour course shall cover not less than 150 hours in basic deep tissue, sports/chair, Swedish, stone and pregnancy massages, reflexology and spa services. Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. NOTE; the curriculum will be revised to combine these former two sections of instruction, covering all areas of study to meet the requirements needed to pass the examination.  The state requires a minimum of 500 hours of instruction at an approved school and this school requires an additional 100 hours to ensure the student receives a thorough education and understanding, including therapeutic massage and massage business practices.


Day 1 – Tactics for Success – 5 Theory


Phase 1 – Essentials of Massage Therapy

  • 5 Theory – Ethics
  • 5 Theory – Health & Hygiene
  • 5 Theory, 20 Lab – Swedish 1
  • 10 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology
  • 5 Theory, 50 Lab – Swedish 11
  • 40 Theory – Anatomy & Physiology
  • 10 Theory – Pathology
  • 10 Theory – Contraindications
  • 10 Theory – Assesments & Documentation
  • 5 Theory, 25 Lab – Aromatheraphy
  • 10 Theory, 25 Lab – Massage for Special Populations
  • 5 Theory, 10 Lab – Reflexology
  • 10 Theory, 35 Lab – Spa Services
  • 5 Theory, 10 Lab – Chair Massage
  • 30 Theory, 5 Lab – Kinesiology
  • 5 Theory, 5 Lab – Passive Joint Movement
  • 5 Theory, 40 Lab – Deep Tissue
  • 5 Theory, 35 Lab – Sports Massage
  • 5 Theory, 30 Lab – Stone Massage
  • 10 Theory – Business Practices
  • 10 Theory – Career Development
  • 10 Theory – MBLEX Prep


Phase 2 – Essentials of Therapeutic Practices

  • 75 Hours – Clinical Internship

Student Clinic Hours no more than 75 of the total practical hours: Shall include:

Hands on treatments of paying and non paying public clients or other students, setting up tearing down  cleaning massage are: reviewing intake forms.  Interviewing clients , providing and receiving client feedback, and recording SOAP notes,  greeting customers at reception, handling payments, answering and returning calls for appointments, placing confirmation calls and managing client files.






  • To successfully master training requirements needed to make application to the Massage Therapy Organization for certification
  • To develop professional skills and attitudes in the interest of safety and sanitation for oneself as well as others, as relative to having a successful career as a Massage Practitioner or Massage Therapist
  • To graduate from this institution possessing those skills and knowledge necessary to secure employment



  • To successfully acquire the knowledge of current laws and regulations at the state and local city level
  • To successfully acquire knowledge of health, safety and sanitation measures as related to all phases of massage to the human body
  • To successfully acquire knowledge of the general theory relative to massage, including anatomy, physiology, contraindications, health and hygiene and business and ethics relative to practical procedures performed
  • To successfully acquire business management techniques which are common to the massage profession



  • Learn the proper use of implements relative to all massage services
  • Acquire the knowledge of a analyzing the client’s physical condition before services to determine any disorders
  • Learn the procedures and the terminology used in performing all services relating to massage



  • To be able to appreciate good workmanship which is common to the massage field
  • To possess a positive attitude toward the public and fellow workers
  • To appreciate honesty and integrity in oneself and others
  • To have an improved personality while dealing with patrons and colleagues.



The student shall have completed “Technical and Practical” requirements as needed at the 300 hours for Massage Practitioner or 600 hours for Massage Therapist with an average grade of 70% or better. A student shall complete all required classroom and practical/laboratory education and training; shall have paid all tuition due, will have a completed SAP evaluation and will have had an exit interview with administration.  The student shall receive a diploma of completion of the chosen program upon graduation from the school.



Effective September 1. 2009 students who have graduated from this institution and have reached the age 18 years of age or older will be advised of the steps necessary to make written application to the California Massage Therapy Council of California. (CMTC)

Students will be required to include with their written application the current required fee and to provide the Massage Therapy Council with fingerprints that will be subject to review by the Dept of Justice as well as a required passing of a CAMTC approved exam Upon approval, and payment of applicable fee, certification will be issued and must be renewed every two years thereafter.

Book:  Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage by Mark Beck: Del Mar Publishing

Trail Guides to the Body: Andre Beil


  • Students will be tested and receive a letter grade after the completion of each theory course module
  • In most instances, tests will be graded during class, immediately after the completion of the test, and after recording the results on student’s individual grade sheet, the test will be returned to student.
  • Students will be tested on their Basic Practical Operations at the end of the freshmen class hours and upon evaluation by the Freshmen Class Instructor, will be approved to graduate to work on the clinic floor.
  • Cosmetology & Barbering Students will be assessed at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% and Esthetics, Massage Therapy & Manicuring/Nail Care will be assessed at 50% and 100% of their class attendance (depending upon class clock hours) and receive a grade as outlined in the S.A.P. (see page 11 of this catalog)
  • Students will receive a copy of their progress report upon the completion of each evaluation period.
  • Overall Grades are determined on the basis of the student’s attitude and his/her ability to perform elements of the course curriculum. Approximately 25 percent of the grade will be based upon written tests, 50 percent, upon attendance and the remaining 25 percent is based upon practical performance skills.

Letter Grades are determined as follows:

90% to 100%                        “A”   Excellent

80% to   89%                        “B”   Good

70% to   79%                         “C”   Average

60% to   69%                         “D”   Needs to Retake Test

Students need to retake tests scored below 70%.  70% is the minimum requirement

All students must maintain a “C” average for successful progression and graduation.  Students who meet the minimum requirements for attendance and academic progress shall be considered to be making SATISFACTORY PROGRESS until the next scheduled evaluation.  Students who do not meet such requirements shall be deemed to be either (1) On Probation, or (2) Not Making Satisfactory Progress.

STUDENTS WILL BE EVALUATED AT THE END OF EACH TIME PERIOD TO DETERMINE WHETHER THIS MINIMUM STANDARD IS BEING MET.  Students receiving Federal Student Aid can lose eligibility by failing to meet satisfactory progress.


The International School of Beauty Massage Program consists of 600 class hours.

Day program schedule 8:30 am  to 1:30 pm Monday through Friday
Duration 24 weeks approximately 6 months.


Students considered for enrollment must:

  • Possesses a verifiable High School Diploma, or equivalent GED diploma (General Education Diploma) A foreign diploma must be translated by an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English and confirm the academic equivalence to a U.S. High School Diploma. Note: As of July 1, 2012 Ability-toBenefit or 225 Remedial Course will no longer be accepted for admission consideration.


  • Massage course graduates must have reached the age of 18 years before being eligible to apply for City License; and, as of September 1, 2009 certification of graduation from a state approved accredited school will be required from the California Massage Therapy Council. Visit camtc.org for more information


We offer the following payment plans for our programs:

  • Federal Financial Aid Available to qualified applicants. Students need to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Online at www.fasfa.ed.gov Please note School Code: 039644 please click here to visit our Financing page.
  • Other personal student loans or scholarships that offer this type of assistance
  • Personalized Payment Plans with the school (note all tuition needs to be paid at the time of course graduation.

All Fees are subject to change without notice. International School Of Beauty reserves the right to change the tuition and fees and make any changes, when deemed necessary, without prior notice. Such changes will not effect enrolled or attending students.


The following statistics are based upon those students who graduated from school between January 1 through December 31, 2017 
There were no graduates from this new program during this time period.
47% graduated on time. The median amount of Federal Student Loan debt at the time of graduation was $7,391.00.
For further information regarding Cosmetology Employment visit: www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode (Code 51-3501) to access CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) OR http://www.onetonline.org/find (Code 31-9011.00) to access SOC (Department of Labor’s Standard of Occupational Classifications)

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