Become a massage therapist in less than 6 months!

The demand for massage services is at an all-time high and employers are looking for therapists.


Your future starts here!

Start working towards a career you will Love today!

Affordable Options

Study at Your Own Pace

Online + Hands-on Training

Your future starts here!

Affordable Options

Study at Your Own Pace

Online + Hands-on Training

You can transform people’s lives through massage!

Employers are hiring massage therapists all across the country!  In fact, the demand for massage services is at an all-time high. 


*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Innovative Online Program and Hands-On Training at Rubs Massage Centers

Ask us about the $500 discount for paying for your program in full.  We also have a monthly payment plan starting at around $430 per month.

You could be earning income as a massage therapist in as little as six months!

Online classes are open to start whenever you are ready. Hands-on classes start October 2019.

Program Highlights


Hybrid Study Program

  • Our state-of-the-art program includes both online and in-person courses to better support you and your lifestyle. 
  • This is a one-of-a-kind program that’s not available anywhere else.
  • Start the online portion at any time. You can take as long as you need to complete this, although we recommend that you do so within six months. 

How it Works

  • Online courses are accessible from any internet-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, or computer).
  • Fit this program into your life⁠—not the other way around.
  • Learn the hands-on portion at spas and clinics that are hiring massage therapists now.

Here’s How It Works

Online Classes

The online classes can be taken from any device, including your smartphone. This allows you to jump in and work on your coursework any time. These classes cover business, theory, and science. They can also be taken at your own pace. Finally, there is no semester system and no start or end date for the online courses. If you need extra time for a class because work is busy, then take it. If you have some free time and want to work through an entire course quickly, then you can. The instructors are all licensed massage therapists who will guide you throughout your massage therapy education.

Hands-On Classes

Hands-on training is the essential part of becoming a skilled massage therapist. Licensed Massage Therapist instructors will offer structured learning, supervision, and mentorship. You will do this training at the local Rubs Massage Studio clinics in Tucson and Chandler, working in a small group of students.

These spas and clinics are actively looking for massage therapists to hire.

Once you complete the program and get licensed, you will have a job opportunity waiting for you!



Shelene Taylor started out as a massage therapist 34 years ago and to this day has a great passion for the field. She started out as a therapist working seven days a week and grew her business in Arizona to nine locations. Shelene is also an owner in Allied Health Career Institute and her locations are where students will receive their hands-on training and do their externships. She is a business consultant and certified business coach. She has provided business courses to AMTA and ABMP members via webinar, as well as live courses at the One Concept Conferences across the country. She is an author and was a featured writer for Massage Magazine.

Her companies have won numerous awards in the categories of Best in the City, Best Place to Work and Arizona Companies to Watch. In 2018 Shelene was honored by receiving the Distinguished Citizen Award for her work with a local charity.


Director of Education

I was a Restaurant Manager and was pursuing my 200-hour certificate in Yoga in Phoenix when I realized that I was no longer interested in food service. After much thought I realized that yoga and massage therapy went together. I decided to become a massage therapist and attended Cortiva Institute Scottsdale. I was licensed in March 2012 with 750 hours in Massage Therapy. Upon graduation I started working for Cortiva. During my tenure there I was promoted to Front Desk Manager, then promoted to Career Services Manager and moved to Tucson to work at the Cortiva Tucson location.

At the Tucson location I ensured that upon graduation, the students were able to become employed. I worked closely with local employers to place students. Shortly after this, I was promoted to Director of Education and held the two positions until the closing of Cortiva in 2019. During this time, I worked closely with instructors to ensure each student was able to graduate. I worked closely with students with regular check- ins regarding hours, grades and any other items they may have been struggling with. I was able to graduate 45 students prior to the school closing and am still in contact with many of our Cortiva graduates. I love the Massage Industry and believe in the healing benefits of massage. My students always come first and their success is truly my success.

Get Started Today!

What can you expect from us? Everything we have to help you be successful, so that in six months you will look back on this as the best decision you ever made for your career and for your personal growth!

Choose your setting, from private practice and spa to clinical.

Ignite well-being, first for yourself and then for others!

Become part of the new generation of massage therapists who are bringing well-being to their communities through our state-of-the-art program founded by seasoned therapists and successful business owners.