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School Start Dates & Events

Learn about our upcoming massage school start dates and events at each campus location.

School Start Dates

Seattle Massage School Campus

Program Start Dates
7-Month Morning Jan. 6th, 2020
7-Month Afternoon Jan. 13th, 2020
9-Month Evening Nov. 18th, 2019
12-Month Weekend Dec. 7th, 2019

Bellingham Massage School Campus

Program Start Dates
7-Month Morning Jan. 6th, 2020
7-Month Afternoon Jan. 13th, 2020
9-Month Evening Jan. 6th, 2020
12-Month Weekend Nov. 23th, 2019

Tacoma Massage School Campus

Program Start Dates
7-Month Morning Feb. 17th, 2020
7-Month Afternoon Feb. 17th, 2020
9-Month Evening Mar. 2nd 2020
12-Month Weekend Nov. 23th, 2019

Events & Upcoming Classes

Seattle Massage School

Open House

    • Friday, December 27th, 2019; 10am - 1pm


Introduction to Massage Workshop

    • Wednesday, December 18th, 2019; 10am - 1pm

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Bellingham Massage School

Open House

    • Monday, December 30th, 2019; 10am - 2pm


Introduction to Massage Workshops

    • Thursday, December 19th, 2019; 10am - 1pm
    • Friday, December 27th, 2019; 1pm - 4pm

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Tacoma Massage School

Open House

    • Tuesday, January 7th, 2020; 11am - 3pm


Introduction to Massage Workshop

    • Tuesday, January 14th, 2020; 6pm - 9pm

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Introduction to Reflexology

    • TBD

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Next Steps - The Admission Process

Ready for the next step? Start by attending an introduction workshop.

Schedule A Tour

We would love to meet you and show you around our campus! A school tour will give you the opportunity to learn about our massage schools and programs. Our admissions team will answer your questions and help you figure out if a massage therapy career is the right path for you.

Introduction Workshop

Join us for our hands-on massage workshop for beginners. This workshop is a fun and interactive course that will teach you the basics of a Swedish massage. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about our massage therapy programs.

Apply For A Scholarship

Thanks to our local massage therapy community and several of our amazing graduates, we are able to offer scholarships to many our massage therapy students. This program offers full and partial scholarships to qualified students for attendance of our massage therapy program.

Apply For A Student Loan

We understand that going back to school is expensive. Making an investment in yourself and your future is easy with our low interest student loans. We customize your student loan to fit your budget, making sure that you can focus on school and not stress about high monthly payment plans. Invest in your future and apply today!

Complete Online Application

Are you ready to take the first step to your new career in massage therapy? Applying for our massage therapy program is easy with our online application. We will contract you within 24 hours of receiving your massage program application.

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Our Massage Therapy Graduates Succeed

Our graduates are prepared for a successful career as professional massage therapists. Upon completion of our massage therapy program graduates are prepared to:

Demonstrate effective assessment and treatment of sport and work related injuries through the use of a variety of therapeutic massage techniques.

Apply a practical knowledge base of musculoskeletal anatomy and pathology to create effective treatment plans for a variety of patients and conditions

Communicate with other healthcare providers and patients regarding massage therapy as a beneficial healthcare option.

Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior necessary for a successful massage therapy practice.

Apply skills associated with business and practice management to open, maintain, and grow a successful massage therapy practice.

Testimonials from Our Graduates

Listen to what some of our graduates say about Northwest Academy.


"What I was looking for in a massage school is a really individualized program where I would be seen as a human and not just a number and a statistic. I was looking to grow as a person as well as gain a career. I chose Northwest Academy because the second I walked through the door. It was like I was part of a family...”

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"Massage therapy to me is helping an individual find his healing process, to help empower a person to go to the place they need to go, to make them feel better -- more whole. What I was looking for in a massage school was a special place, where it was intimate, where the teachers were kind, smart and witty..."

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"The reason that I decided to go to massage school is because it opened so many doors to so many different things ... One of reasons why I like Northwest Academy is because it is so small, so personal and I know all of my instructors. The students I feel like we have all gotten close really quickly -- it's a community here.”

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"The school was remarkably willing to work with me to be sure I succeed. They worked with my schedule and illnesses to make sure I knew my course material and was prepared to practice in the real world. The instructors were incredibly patient and understanding. I couldn’t imagine learning the art of massage...”

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Campus Life

See our students in campus life and activities, from lectures to studying to body movement exercises.