Wilmington Therapeutic Massage

The Aveda Institute in Wilmington, NC was founded to create some of the most successful entrepreneurs in hair, skin and nail esthetics, makeup, massage and total body wellness. Our students are educated by accomplished professionals, using innovative curriculums that blend professional techniques with retail and business-building skills.

The Aveda Institute Wilmington emphasizes personal well-being as well as environmental responsibility. Using Aveda pure flower and plant essences and plant-based products, we affirm the relationship between personal beauty, wellness and the environment.

 

Great Stories Start at Aveda Institutes

Marie Pannell-Biggs

Educator at Aveda Institute

Columbus, OH

I was working at a beautiful salon where I met someone that invited me to do New York Fashion Week

Becca Goodson

Education Manager

Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

I don't want to be anywhere near the mold. I just want to be me and I want to help other people be themselves.

Ashley Thomas

Educator at Aveda Fredric's Institute

Indianapolis, IN

Cosmetology was something I had thought about, but I had never seriously considered because I thought it was just a non-starter. Then I heard about the Aveda Institute and it just wouldn't leave my mind once I heard about it.

Stefanie Fox Jackson

Owner at Canvas Salon and Skin Bar

Columbus, OH

I started cosmetology school when I was 18. I actually gave up a full ride academic scholarship four weeks in to college. When the Aveda Institute opened in Columbus, it was the very first school that was prestigious for beauty in the Columbus area. When a great school opened up I think it was giving me permission to make that decision.

Savina N. Woods

Owner/Creator, Porcelain Doll Beauty

Charlotte, NC

I started Porcelain Dolls Beauty, which is a custom wig line. I have my own hair extension line as well, but my brand mostly focuses on women with hair loss issues, like alopecia, hair loss from chemo, and things of that nature.

Dottie Green

NAHA 2020 Student Hairstylist of the Year

Columbus, OH

I came in for a tour & immediately was greeted. It felt like home immediately. It was the best decision I could have made for my career.

Daniel Holzberger

Salon Owner, Award-Winning Stylist, Van Michael Salon

Atlanta, GA

At this point, I have worked editorial, I’ve done hair shows, I’ve done education for Aveda for years and years and years. I’ve worked behind the chair, I’ve owned salons , I’ve owned barber shops, I own a scissor company, I’ve even worked for Aveda in a warehouse. If you go into cosmetology your options are limitless, they really are.

Jake Ivins

Educator, Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

Any opportunity I have to make someone else feel good, you know, my cup overflows. I just love helping people just to feel and look their best.

MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM

740 hours

The mission of College of Wilmington’s Massage Therapy School program is to train students in the art of touch and the application of pressure in such manners that enhance clients’ relaxation, reduce overall body fatigue, and assist in client rehabilitation.

COURSE METHODOLOGY

  • Massage Therapy Courses and Theory Classes to provide you with the fundamentals of massage techniques.
  • On-Campus Spa Clinic for your hands-on training to put your massage skills into practice.
  • State Board Preparation Courses to prepare you to sit for the MBLEx exam issued by the Federation of the State Massage Therapy Board.

Federal student aid is available to qualified students. Those that qualify may be awarded a Pell grant, Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and/or Direct Parent Plus loan. In order to be considered for aid, a student must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The amount of financial aid that a student may be awarded is based on a student’s EFC (Expected Family Contribution), which is determined by his or her FAFSA application.

Aveda Institute Wilmington School Code – 013850

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CAREER OPTIONS

The Massage Therapy School Diploma Program is designed to prepare you to pass the State examination and will give you the opportunity to practice as a licensed massage therapist :

  • in a SPA environment
  • in Medical or Healthcare-related settings
  • in fitness and sports industries
  • in your own practice/or as an independent contractor

SCHEDULE

Day Class Schedule
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Evening Class Schedule
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Course

Hours

MAS 100 Introduction to Massage Therapy 80
MAS 130 Massage Technique I 80
MAS 140 Body Mechanics 50
MAS 220 Chinese Techniques 70
MAS 230 Massage Technique II 60
MAS 240 Spa Elements 70
HED 110 Anatomy & Physiology 40
HED 111 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology 40
MAS 110 Kinesiology 50
GEN 125 Ethics & Professionalism 20
MAS 250 Board Review 20
MAS 210 Business Practices 20
MAS 120 Holistic-Relationship of the Body & Mind 20
MAS 260 Clinical Practicum 120
Total 740

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