Virginia School of Massage (VSM) has been teaching people the satisfying, fulfilling, and lucrative art of massage and massage therapy for over 18 years. The school, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, specializes in the massage therapy and esthetician career fields, giving its' students the skills they need to succeed in this rewarding and exciting career choice. Whether a student wants to graduate and work in a spa, on a cruise ship, or open their own massage-related business, it is possible in only 7 short months to graduate and start working, or take advantage of the excellent advanced educational opportunities through Virginia School of Massage.
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Virginia School of Massage offers 2 different programs related to the massage therapy industry. The first one, Professional Massage Therapy, can be taken in a variety of ways and at many different times, making the program very flexible. Students can choose from a 2 day, 3 day, 4 day, or a 4 night schedule, with the 4 day schedule leading to a graduation from the program within 7 months. The other program offered, Basic Skin Care Training, is offered in either a day or evening venue, with the day schedule leading to a graduation within 8 months. There are also many advanced courses available to those who want to continue their education after graduation.
The admission's process at Virginia School of Massage is simple, and requires only a phone call or a visit to the school's web site. Unlike some other school's, there are no strict requirements about past experience or schooling, only that the applicant be 18 years of age when applying. A visit to the web site will allow an applicant to the school to fill out a form to request additional information about the school, its' programs, and other important things such as financial aid options and accrediting. A phone call can also be made to the admission's department and an applicant can speak directly to an admission's specialist who will walk them through the rest of the process.
The faculty at Virginia School of Massage were all at one time, before they decided to become instructors, in the massage therapy business. Many of the instructors employed at Virginia School of Massage still practice massage therapy outside of the classroom. The experience that the instructors bring into the classroom from their own experiences in the business is what makes the educational value of the programs at Virginia School of Massage so exceptional. The instructors are also willing to go the extra distance for their students, with extra help and time spent on technique available outside of class.
The students at Virginia School of Massage are mostly from the surrounding Virginia area. Many students, however, decide to move to Virginia to take advantage of the excellent opportunities that the school offers to its' students through its programs and professors. Some students choose to continue their education after graduation from one of the main programs, and the school offers several other programs including Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Thai Massage, and Aromatherapy. Many students are able to continue the relationships they build on campus into the work place as many students wind up working together after graduation.
Student's lives while attending classes at Virginia School of Massage generally don't change in terms of their everyday schedule, thanks to the amazing flexibility that the programs have. Most students find that they are able to balance their regular schedules without changes by planning their classes based around their current lifestyle and other commitments, such as a full-time job or taking care of a family, or any other activities that they normally take part in. Virginia offers many different attractions for students to see and take part in after classes, including John Adams Elder Civil War Art Exhibition, Busch Gardens Europe, and the African American Heritage Park.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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