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COMTA elevates and upholds standards of excellence in massage therapy/bodywork and esthetics education through specialized accreditation, benefiting students and schools, practitioners, and the public.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapists are healthcare professionals that work with clients to lessen stress, manage pain, ease muscles, and provide general health and wellness. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is rapidly expanding.

Massage Therapy and Esthetics


Estheticians are professionals that work with clients to maintain and improve the health of the skin. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is rapidly expanding.

Specialized Accreditation

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COMTA-ACCSC Dual Accreditation Pathways

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April 2022 COMTA Commission Actions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 6-8, 2022 Commission Meeting Commission Actions The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has concluded its April 6-8, 2022 Commission meeting. By action of the Commission, schools noted below have received the following: Renewal Accreditation Granted:  Central Oregon Community College – (Bend, OR) – Programmatic, April 2022 – April 2029 Cortiva...
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Final Public Notice – May 10, 2022

Revocation of Accreditation                Institute for Therapeutic Massage (Haskell, NJ) The COMTA Appeal Committee convened on March 17, 2022 to hear the appeal of the Institute for Therapeutic Massage of the COMTA decision to revoke the institution’s accreditation. Having found that the institution did not meet its burden of demonstrating that the Commission’s decision was arbitrary...
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