Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have financing options available?
Our School has one of the most competitive and affordable tuition of all massage schools in Colorado. We have low deposit requirements and only accept tuition via a payment plan.
Do you offer job placement?
Denver Integrative Massage School, Inc offers employment assistance to graduates, consisting of job lead referrals and job skills development. Hillary O. Hilliard, the owner of the school, has owned and operated her own massage therapy business, Textured Motion, Inc, for many years, and she has the business acumen and skill set to help each graduate understand and learn basic business skills that will especially help those seeking to have their own private practice. The graduate will learn the options for Medical Insurance Billing, Web Marketing and Advertising, as well as a business strategy to attaining and retaining clientele. In addition to the self-employment options, DIMS will give you assistance in your job search at local spas, clinics, and wellness centers, if you prefer to go that route. We offer many opportunities for our graduates to market themselves at sport’s, yoga, and community events! We make no guarantee, expressed or implied, of future employment. Current law prohibits any school from guaranteeing job placement as an inducement to enroll students.
Can I transfer credits from a previous school?
Credits from another institution will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Denver Integrative Massage School, Inc does not guarantee transferability of our credits to another institution unless there is a written agreement with another institution.
How does this school differ from the other schools in the Denver area?
DIMS has the most competitive tuition rates in the state. We have a combination of online and hands-on learning with a flexible schedule. There is a dual-modality focus incorporating Eastern and Western techniques. Our class size is small and offers more one-on-one instruction. We have a “boutique-style” massage school; we have a fun and funky urban location and our school is inviting, warm, and easily accessible.
What happens if I can’t make it to every class?
Life gets hectic. We understand that. It is highly recommended to attend each class. Our online classes are recorded so you can watch them later when necessary. Graduating from our program does require 600 hours of work.
What is your refund policy?
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What is the amount of time I can expect to study outside of class per week (for the in-class option)?
Because it is an accelerated program you should expect to set aside about 8 hrs each week for distance learning or reading/homework and studying.
What kind of massage techniques will I learn?
You will learn a variety of techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage and Thai Massage for the Table.
How long is the program?
The program can be completed in 6 months however you have up to 12 months to complete the program. It generally takes most students 8-10 months.
Are you Accredited?
We are certified by the Division of Private and Occupational Schools. This is the only certification necessary for a school to be an occupational school in the State of Colorado. We don’t participate in federal accreditation for student loans and grants in order to keep our costs down and maintain a private school status. Accreditation merely gives a school the means to accept loans and grants but does not determine the status of a school or affect the future employment of a student who has attended the school.
Do I need strong hands?
No, you do not need strong hands. We teach you not only the proper body mechanics when you are using your hands, but many different techniques to use other parts of your body to avoid hand injury and overuse.
Do I have to get naked?
During our eastern modules, you are fully clothed while receiving a massage. We do ask for you to undress to your comfort level during the western modules. It is important for us to teach proper draping so what you wear under the sheets is not so important. Respect for a client’s privacy is paramount in the massage industry. We uphold high ethical standards.
Where can I work as a massage therapist?
The options are limitless with Massage Therapy. You can work in spas, Yoga studios, private practice, chiropractic offices and beyond. We offer assistance throughout the program with business and goal-building courses as well as job search assistance.
Can you help me find a job?
Yes, we do offer ongoing assistance throughout the program and after graduation with job leads, contacts, and rental spaces.
What can I do after I graduate and get my license?
After you finish your program and take your state board licensing tests, you can apply for your license. With your license there are many different avenues you can take, including working in a day spa, working with a chiropractor or physical therapist, working as a mobile massage therapist, a solo massage therapist, open your own studio, and so many other options! We are glad to also help you find your career path even after you’ve graduated.