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College Profile: Virginia School of Massage

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We have been providing high-quality education to the Charlottesville community for more than 18 years. The training you will receive at the Virginia School of Massage will prepare you for fulfilling and financially-rewarding careers.

Whether your dream is to work in a medical office, cruise ship, a resort spa, or a day spa or salon close to home, the education you receive at the Virginia School of Massage can help get you there. The Virginia School of Massage is part of the Steiner Education Group, which operates massage therapy schools and skin care schools in 17 locations in 9 states. Steiner Education Group is a subsidiary of Steiner Leisure Limited, a global provider of spa services. Steiner spas, both on land and at sea, recruit from the Virginia School of Massage.
153 Zan Road
Charlottesville, VA
434-293-4031 (general)
434-293-4031 (financial aid)
434-293-4031 (admissions)


General Information
Other Names
Type Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Continuous
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
No Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Virginia School of Massage Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Student Body
308 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
No Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Professional Massage Training Program (Certificate Program)
The core curriculum of the Baltimore School of Massage and the Virginia School of Massage is the 637 Hour Professional Massage Training Program. It includes an in-depth study of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release Techniques as well as additional related modalities that add impact to the training. The student's study will include: anatomy & physiology, body movement in relation to body mechanics, expansion of the mind/body relationship, business building and ethics & professionalism. They are also required to do Student Clinic, and encouraged to participate in Community Outreach. The entire program is designed to refine the students' sense of touch [for palpation skills] and to synthesize all of the program elements. In this way, graduates will have obtained the skills and tools necessary to become professional qualified practitioners.
Skin Care Training Program (Certificate Program)
This program offers the most pertinent theoretical and practical components of skin care training. The theory component emphasizes the study of the function and structure of the body and skin, the latest body and facial treatments, dermatology, chemistry and product ingredients, business and career development, hair removal, electricity and salon safety. The practical portion of the program will develop the student?s dexterity, manipulative skills and confidence required to be an effective esthetician. This Basic Skin Care Program offers instruction in basic facials, makeup application, extensive waxing procedures, non-waxing hair removal and rapid exfoliants. Students will be using state of the industry equipment and will be exposed to exceptional guest speakers and faculty who are well renowned in their areas of expertise. This program meets the requirements set forth in the Board of Barbers and Cosmetology Laws and Rules 18VAC 41-40-190 through 18VAC 41-40-200, and offers reciprocity in 38 states.

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