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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

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

COMTA Endorsed
Curriculum

COMTA-ACCSC Dual Accreditation Pathways

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Public Notice – Schools to be Considered for Accreditation – October 2021 Commission Meeting

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has prepared and published a list of the school(s)/program(s) to be considered at the October 20-21, 2021 Commission Meeting.   Schools/Programs Being Considered: Initial Accreditation – Institutional Full Circle School, Inc. – Aurora, CO The New School for Massage, Bodywork and Healing – Chicago, IL   Renewal Accreditation...
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For Immediate Release – COMTA Partners in Dealing with Sex Trafficking

Virginia Beach, VA, August 27, 2021 – The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) has been troubled by recent national news reports of human sex trafficking being enabled by accredited massage schools.1.2. COMTA keeps a close watch on schools it accredits, as well as the professional education landscape in general. As a major stakeholder in...
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