The 750-hour Massage Therapy course is a program of 25 weeks that has educator-led classroom and clinical training as well as practical hands-on application.


The focus of the program is Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and spa treatments with an emphasis on anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Under the direct supervision of an educator, the student will practice and perform treatment sessions focusing on application of full body massage techniques and advanced techniques.

Massage Therapy Program Objectives

The objective of this program is to prepare our students for the licensing examination in Massage Therapy. The program provides a balanced study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, aromaology, reflexology, spa treatments, and body movement techniques. Our program focus is on Swedish and deep tissue massage technique executed within the Aveda spa service experience. After completing 750 hours, our graduates will have the skills they need to find employment in a spa, health club, medical or chiropractic clinic in Des Moines, Iowa.

Program Methods

The program is taught using several different types of instructional methods such as hands-on techniques, demonstrations, classroom learning, visuals, and research.

sophie j
sophie j
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Review Qween
Review Qween
I would totally recommend Aveda! The students really care about the clients, and the environment is SO relaxed and full of energy. I also want to give a shout out to their instructor Whitney V, she goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is happy. I loved how kind she was to the clients, and her students as well. I really liked how she worked with them and taught them with such positivity. I received the cut I desired and really appreciated the professionalism and same day appts. Emma Kate did a great job on my hair!
Kayla N
Kayla N
Isabella C really listened to my concerns and together with the educator for the hair color, which was gray. Isabella took the time during the bleaching out the top new-grown hair (it was natural black) and toning process to make sure the gray color was achieved. Afterwards, she stayed late to achieve the perfect blow dry and curled my hair. I told her that I had an important event. She was friendly, patient, and enjoys. All of that, she made the first experience for me that much more enjoyable and great decision on using service at beauty school. Believe that their students will be succeed and great cosmology out there 🙂

Class Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Class Hours

8 AM – 6:45 PM

Class Start Dates

To be determined.

6905 Mills Civic PKWY #120
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Monday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 8 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 8 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday: Closed