Massage Therapist performing a massage on the back

About the Program

  • 650 clock hours in Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology, Massage Theory, Ethics and Professionalism, Pathologies, Benefits and Physiological effects and Massage techniques including basic swedish, advanced neuromuscular skills and more.
  • On-site clinical internship open to the public
  • Full time hours are M-F 9:00-2:00, Part time hours are M-Th 5:30pm-9:30pm
  • Tuition is $11,000 ($10,775 tuition, $100 administrative fee, $20 criminal background check, $65 MBLEx practice exam, $40 for two school shirts). 

Why Should You Choose Carolina School of Bodywork?

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Massage Therapist Owned and Operated
  • People over Profits
  • Hands-On Classes
  • Day and Evening Courses

Carolina School of Bodywork (CSB) is dedicated to providing you a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for every body. It is our goal to provide students with a caring faculty and staff that will help guide students into their full potential. We want to help you become the best Massage Therapists in the Lowcountry.

What do I need to get started?

  • High School Diploma, Transcript, or GED
  • Proof of Legal U.S. Residence
  • Reliable Transportation to Class

When we say locally owned and operated, we mean it.

At most institutions, you will never meet the Owner or Director. They will likely never know your name or your story. Carolina School of Bodywork was started by a local Licensed Massage Therapist who lives and works in the Lowcountry. She is dedicated to being hands-on by mentoring students and instructors, inside and outside the classroom. Her team will be just as dedicated as you are to making sure you are successful.

Do you offer Scholarships?

YES! $2000 scholarships are available for the 2023 Day and Night courses. Applicants need 2 letters of recommendation and need to be ready and committed to start classes in 2023. For more information, email

What Happens After Graduation?

Completion of the program will allow graduates to sit for the MBLEx administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). The MBLEx is the exam of choice by South Carolina and most states that have regulations for Massage. The MBLEx costs $265 for registration, and the fee for SC Licensure is $150. We will be here to support you through this process.

Do Massage Therapists Make Good Money?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Massage Therapists earned $46,910 on average in 2021. The highest 10% earned more than $77,600. Massage Therapists have opportunities to work in a variety of different environments.  They can work in Chiro offices, private practices, Spas, Cruise Ships, Franchises, and more.

Classes will be 8 months long full time and will be offered in day and evening (part time) sessions. Call or text us today to schedule a tour and get more information. (843) 330-2184.

What else do I need to know?

CLICK HERE for the Course Catalog 

In-House financing is available with payment plan options as well as financing with Affirm.

Transfer of Credit: The program at Carolina School of Bodywork is specialized vocational training. This training does not typically transfer to other programs. Carolina School of Bodywork makes no guarantee or claim that credits or hours will be transferable to another institution. Carolina School of Bodywork does not grant credits for previous education, training, or experience.

Study Work

Our qualified and experienced instructors will pass on their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and more, and what that means for massage.

Hands-On Practice

Extensive time will be spent hands-on, practicing the knowledge learned from studying and perfecting technique.

On-the-Job Experience

During this 8-month program, students will practice massage on the public in an on-campus internship.

Let’s get to work.