Rock Valley College

Massage Therapists Training Program & Continuing Education

Our Massage Therapy Training Program through Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center LLC offers 600-hour/12-month training to people pursuing a career in massage & bodywork therapies.

Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center LLC is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), and an Assigned School with the National Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

We also provide NCBTMB approved Continuing Education Classes for Licensed Massage Therapists.  Whether you are new to the field, or have years of experience, we have the classes you need to meet your State CE requirements.  Please check with your state governing boards prior to enrolling when maintaining an out of state license.


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Massage Therapist Training Program

With a strong business edge and a well-rounded curriculum, this program has been designed to offer students a comprehensive education, combining lecture, demonstration, and clinical practice. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the human body and its interactions, as well as a strong foundation in the areas of anatomy and physiology, applied kinesiology, and pathology.

This program involves hands-on learning of both basic relaxation and deep tissue massage techniques. After completing a certain portion of the program, student clinics will be available, which will allow students opportunities to perform a 60-minute relaxation massage on actual clients, under supervision of licensed massage therapists and/or instructors.

Program content includes:

  • Fundamentals of Massage & Bodywork Therapies
  • Deep Tissue & other modalities
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Business
  • Pathology
  • History & theory
  • Communication
  • Wellness
  • Ethics
  • Community outreach
  • Elective modalities related to the field of massage therapy will be required as well

Day Program starts every September and Fast Track program starts every April.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a certificate from Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center, LLC. Students then become eligible to take their MBLEX exam. Upon passing the exam, students can then apply for Illinois state license under the Department of Financial and Professional Regulations division. Successful completion does not guarantee employment, but
strong support and guidance will be offered.

Complaints against this school must be made through the IBHE Online Complaint System.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school Diploma or GED
  • Student interview
  • Student insurance
  • Professional massage session
  • Two letters of personal reference

Rock Valley College is excited to announce our Fast Track Massage Therapy Training Program!

This fast track program will meet once a week on Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. for 12-months every April!

 Students will be given appropriate breaks throughout the day and year.  Massage Therapy students will be responsible for 80 elective hours and volunteer outreach hours on days of their choosing.

To learn more call (815)977-4743 or email

$7995, electives and supplies priced separately.

We DO NOT offer Financial Aid at this time. However, feel free to check out Sallie Mae options!

All in person classes are held at:

Rock Valley College (enter Spring Brook Road side)
Classroom Building II (CLII) Room 122 & 127
3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL  61114

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You can also view and register for classes through RVC Online Services. 

Established in memory of Chase Shott by his mother, Kathy Shott, and others who knew and loved Chase and wanted to continue his beautiful legacy of love by aiding future students of Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center and Rock Valley College’s 600 Hour Massage Therapy Program through the named scholarship established through the Rock Valley College Foundation. The Chase Shott Memorial Scholarship is available to give a helping hand for equipment, books or extra classes that may be required over and above the tuition costs.

Learn more about the scholarship.

Please click on each course for instructor information.

Current Term (Spring 2022)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
Philosophical Physiology: Skin
2/18/22 - 2/18/22
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
All Available
Physiology Connective Tissue
2/25/22 - 2/25/22
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
Reiki Level I
2/26/22 - 2/26/22
Sat 10:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
All Available
Sat 10:00am-6:00pm CLII 127
Reiki Level II
2/27/22 - 2/27/22
Sun 9:30am-5:30pm CLII 122
All Available
Sun 9:30am-5:30pm CLII 127
Physiology Muscle/Nerve
3/4/22 - 3/4/22
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
Physiology Proprioception
3/18/22 - 3/18/22
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
Essential Oils Aromatherapy
3/19/22 - 3/19/22
Sat 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 122
Sat 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 127
Rain Drop Technique
3/20/22 - 3/20/22
Sun 9:30am-5:30pm CLII 122
Sun 9:30am-5:30pm CLII 127
Self-Care for Massage Therapis
3/25/22 - 3/25/22
Fri 11:00am-2:00pm N/A
All Available
Als Massage
4/2/22 - 4/2/22
Sat 9:00am-3:00pm CLII 122
All Available
Sat 9:00am-3:00pm CLII 127
Decompressing the Lateral Seam
4/3/22 - 4/3/22
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 122
All Available
Sun 10:00am-4:00pm CLII 127
Prenatal Massage
4/30/22 - 5/1/22
Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
All Available
Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 127
Integrative Oncology Rehab
5/6/22 - 5/8/22
Fri/Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
All Available
Fri/Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 127
Pnmt for Low Back
5/21/22 - 5/21/22
Sat 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
All Available
Sat 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 127
Pnmt for Thorasic Spine
5/22/22 - 5/22/22
Sun 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 122
All Available
Sun 9:00am-6:00pm CLII 127
Massage Therapy I-Swedish
4/21/22 - 4/21/23
Thur 9:00am-9:00pm CLII 122
Thur 9:00am-9:00pm CLII 127

Upcoming Term (Summer 2022)

Sec. Date/Location Avail.
Sports Massage
6/10/22 - 6/17/22
Fri 10:00am-5:00pm CLII 122
All Available
Fri 10:00am-5:00pm CLII 127
Scar Tissue Massage
7/8/22 - 7/15/22
Fri 10:00am-5:00pm CLII 122
All Available
Fri 10:00am-5:00pm CLII 127
Floating Joints
8/5/22 - 8/12/22
Fri 10:00am-5:00pm CLII 122
All Available
Fri 10:00am-5:00pm CLII 127

Disclaimer: Course availability is updated often but not in real-time. Availability indicated on this page does not guarantee you a seat in the class. View live availability data when registering in Online Services.

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