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Selecting a School

At Irene's, we know choosing a new school can be a daunting task. We encourage you to make an informed choice before you begin your education in massage therapy. We have listed several important considerations in determining which school is right for you.

Credentials - National Accreditation, State Massage Board Approval, State Licensed, Professional Membership

  • National Accreditation guarantees that the school meets high standards established by the Federal Department of Education to assure a quality education. Irene’s Myomassology Institute has been accredited with ACCET since 2001.
  • ​Irene’s is approved by the State Massage Therapy Board making graduates eligible to be licensed.
  • Licensed by the State of Michigan since 1987
  • Certified by International Myomassethics Federation
  • Institutional Member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
  • Research Donator for the Massage Therapy Foundation
  • Founding Member of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education

At Irene’s, a full 700 supervised hours (not homework) are provided with Faculty present.

Completion and Placement Statistics - It is important to inquire of a school’s completion and placement rates.

  • All accredited schools are required to track completion & placement rates to meet minimum standards.

Irene’s program is based on more than 50 years of experience. Each of our instructors have years of experience.

Licensing Eligibility – Does the school prepare students and pay for you to be state licensed?

  • Before graduating all students take the licensing exam and complete their application at our expense.

Does the school have someone on staff to guide you through school?

  • ​Irene’s has a full-time Student Advisor on staff to support them.

Does the school have someone on staff to help you find a job after you graduate?

  • ​Irene’s has a career services department. Due to Irene’s outstanding reputation, employers prefer to recruit graduates from our program.
  • ​Our school’s alumni have access to lifetime placement services.
  • ​Semi-annual career fairs are provided exclusively for our alumni.

Location - Consider size, number of classrooms, student clinic, cleanliness, & professional environment

  • Irene’s state of the art facility was designed specifically to provide an ideal space for learning. With over 17,500 square feet the school boasts five classrooms and a professional student clinic. The school is beautiful, clean and peaceful.

Student Clinic – The state requires students to work on the public under faculty supervision.

  • At Irene’s clinic, students receive hands-on guidance in a professional setting.

Variety of Electives - How many modalities are offered in the school curriculum?

  • In addition to therapeutic massage, students can choose from over 40 different elective subjects.

Are all of the subjects taught by qualified instructors, or does the same person teach most of the classes?

  • Every instructor at Irene’s is an authority in the subject they teach. With highly qualified instructors in every class, students enjoy the opportunity to acquire skills from experts in each area.

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