The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) is Connecticut's only massage school dedicated solely to providing massage therapy training. Founded in 1980, CCMT has three campuses with the main campus in Newington, and branch locations in Westport and Groton. All three campuses offer comprehensive curriculum that integrates classroom training with extensive on-hands practice in student clinics. The school is owned and operated by the Steiner Education Group, a subsidiary of global spa services provider Steiner Leisure Limited.
The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy is the only school in Connecticut accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).
CCMT faculty members draw from their real-world experiences to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to enter the job market. Many of the instructors have private practices in massage therapy or are employed as health care professionals. Classroom instruction is combined with hands-on learning so that students may gain the skills and knowledge needed to pass their licensing exams and begin practicing.
The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy is a commuter school and does not provide on-campus housing. Students will receive extensive hands-on training through the student clinics, where they will be able to practice their skills on real clients. CCMT programs train students in seven different bodywork areas including classic Western massage, trigger-point massage, cross-tissue massage, energy balancing, on-site chair massage, sports massage, and remedial massage. Students can select either a two-term program or four-term program - which last 8 and 16 ½ months, respectively. Graduates of the school are actively recruited for employment by the school's parent company, Steiner Leisure Limited. Steiner owns more than 200 spas around the world which are located in prestigious hotels, casinos and cruise ships.