Attending Irene’s Massage Program is Unforgettable

Attending Irene’s Myomassology Institute will be something you will never forget. The testimonials of our alumni document this fact. We even hear this from graduates’ families who readily notice the amazing growth of their loved ones!

Irene’s is a place where massage careers begin and lives are transformed. Check out our massage school curriculum below for an overview of what you will learn.

Irene’s Massage School Curriculum – 625 Hours

Core Massage Curriculum – 465 Hours

With three day or evening classes a week – hands-on, lecture and applied myomassology – you build a strong foundation for your massage career. You will learn a multitude of techniques, modalities, and information crucial for a massage therapist as reflected in the following categories:

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Cranial Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Face Massage
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Professional Development
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Client Evaluation
  • Ethical Practices
  • Communications
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Muscle Mechanics
  • Fascia Therapy
  • Special Population Massage

Unmatched Hands-on Skills

Many of the techniques you learn at Irene’s are unlike any other. Based on her decades of experience, research and intuitive nature, Irene created a multitude of techniques to help her clients heal.

These are all contained in the textbook she wrote for her Metro Detroit massage school. There are many reasons why we are considered the best massage school around, but Irene’s curriculum is at the top of the list. Read our testimonials below to see what graduates and employers say.

Anatomy & Physiology

Training in muscles, bones and how the body works is a necessity for a massage therapist.

By the time you graduate, you will have a thorough knowledge of the structure of the body, its organs and how the systems work.

Professional Communications, Massage Ethics & Business Practices

It is crucial to have good communication skills to build and maintain a successful massage practice.

In your professional development classes, you will learn how to acquire employment, develop your own massage practice, and maintain ethical relationships along with key marketing strategies to establish a clientele.

Why did I choose Irene’s? From my own experience, the best massages I ever received were from Irene’s grads. I knew there was something magical there that I needed to be a part of. I am forever grateful for my time spent at the school. Although I never had the blessing to meet Irene personally, her memory is carried throughout the school community. Her legacy is instilled in each student. And the magic she created is evident in the hearts and minds of every graduate ~ radiating a loving touch to all they encounter. It is up to us now to carry on the legacy that Irene has bestowed. May her spirit live on eternally as we carrying on her magic.


Jennifer B., Alumni

My experience at Irene’s was life changing. I received a stellar education and I learned tools to help me in my personal life as well.


Stacy L., Alumni

I want to thank you for the great education and practical experience your graduates receive! We love our Irene’s Myomassology Institute massage therapists! They have confidence and are obviously well educated, caring therapists.


Kathleen F., Employer, Office Manager, Rochester Holistic Arts

I have found the massage therapy graduates of Irene’s to be well-trained and excellent therapists who are able to hit the ground running. While others may require additional experience, Irene’s graduates are ready for the workplace the day following their commencement. Whenever I see a resume containing Irene’s school of Myomassology, that is an automatic signal to schedule an interview.


Howard R., Employer, Hiller Chiropractic

Massage School Elective Classes – 112 Hours

In addition to all the techniques you learn in your core curriculum, Irene’s Massage School offers 40 different elective subjects to choose from. You pick from these classes based on your own interests. Similar to massage workshops, some of these are specialties and modalities used to enhance a therapeutic massage session. Others are of general interest designed to inspire personal growth and expand awareness.

With holistic health instructors from all around Greater Detroit, you can take classes in Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Hot Rock Massage, Fascia Therapy, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Crystal Healing, Herbology, Prenatal, and even Canine Massage. With these fun classes, you will be able to tailor your education to your own interests.

Massage Therapy Clinical Experience – 77 Hours

In addition to your classes, you get plenty of practical experience working in Irene’s Student Clinic. By practicing in a professionally run student clinic, you will gain first-hand experience working on the public under the supervision of faculty members. This massage clinic provides affordable massage for the public with senior and military discounts.

Additionally, you will participate in community outreach by attending school-sponsored events in which you are given the opportunity to perform massage throughout Metro Detroit at health fairs and charity functions. This allows you to test your new skills in the real world and prepare yourself to work professionally as soon as you graduate.

Massage Career Guide

When you are selecting a massage school, there are several important factors to consider. Our page on choosing a school explains those things in detail.

It is crucial to select a school that will prepare you for a successful career as a massage therapist with education to obtain a State Massage License.

Online Application

Why wait? Get started now! You can conveniently submit your school application online. Feel free to call us with any questions at 248-350-1400.

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Money-Back Guarantee

With a money-back guarantee, what have you got to lose? At Irene's, we are so certain we provide the best education in massage therapy that we are willing to refund your money for up to four weeks after the beginning of school! That's four whole weeks to test-drive our massage school to make sure it's the right place for you. During your first four weeks of school, you can withdraw from the program with a full tuition refund, less only the $25 registration fee.

What Are You Waiting For?

Irene’s is a place where massage careers begin and lives are transformed.  We even hear this from graduate’s families who readily notice the amazing growth of their loved ones!