“I am extremely happy that I chose to go to East-West and would recommend it to others as well.” —Abbie Derby, 2012-2013 Student

This is your future and you deserve the best education. If you are looking for the best instructors, the best facility, the best job placement, the best value and the only 1000 hour program and award winning school in Iowa, you will love East-West School of Integrative Healing Arts & Massage Therapy College. Many of our students have qualified for as much as $5,600 in awards and scholarships.

Tuition starts as low as $7,995.00 depending on the program you choose. We offer 3 amazing daytime programs and 3 amazing evening programs. You get to choose the program that works best for you, your schedule and your budget. We have something for everyone! Programs take 6-18 months to complete.

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All programs include books, supplies, T-shirts and a 20 piece business package including a Massage Table and Massage Chair! You can count on us to go the extra mile and support you in this important career decision from start to finish. Apply today to join our family of East-West School raving fans and graduates.

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Every student is welcome to explore our programs and take a tour of our beautiful campus, and everyone is treated equally with our full attention and time. We look forward to answering all of your questions about your options and our offerings. Of course you are welcome to visit some of our classes!

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Students will walk away from their East-West School campus tour knowing if they have been approved to our program, and if so, they will know the exact investment for the program of their choice with a detailed tuition plan at 0% interest rate which is easy and straight forward. No complicated FAFSA forms to complete with hidden costs and high interest rates. Our application paperwork takes less than 5 minutes and will be reviewed immediately for approval.

We offer a 0% interest rate loan, scholarships, a work program and discounts available to those who qualify. Experience the East-West School difference.

SCHEDULE A TOUR with our Career Counselor to learn more about our tuition, programs and benefits. 319-351-3262. Call Today!

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REMEMBER EAST-WEST SCHOOL won the Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year”choice award for excellence and our Director was honored by the Iowa Governor for the Female in Iowa who has made the most significant difference for othersWe care and people notice!

DID YOU KNOW that about 50% of all Massage Therapy Programs in the United States choose NOT to be accredited and participate in Federal Financial Loan programs? Did you know that almost all schools who get accredited do so just to participate in Federal Financial Loan Programs in order to keep their business profitable? Did you know that these are student LOANS and not FREE funds? Did you know that there are few grants available for colleges with less than a 2 year degree? Did you know that you must pay back your Federal Financial Loans as soon as you graduate from your program whether you are successful or not? Did you know the interest rate on these loans is 6.8%? Did you know that millions of Americans are in default of their Federal Financial Loan payments and it is ruining their credit scores? Did you know that students paying these interest rates end up paying thousands of dollars in interest in addition to their tuition? We have chosen to do it differently. We LOVE how our quality program benefits the student in the short term and the long term.

AT EAST-WEST SCHOOL, we do it better. We are in the 50% of the private schools who have chosen to stay OUT of the Federal Financial Loan game. We are fully approved by the State of Iowa Massage Therapy Board, so our program is fully accredited by Iowa. Our students enjoy a 0% interest rate loan that is fair and affordable, and can often times be paid off prior to graduation. Your credit scores will remain in tact. We also help with and offer job placement for many of our graduates.

Remember……A better more in depth education with more modalities and hours can be well worth the time and tuition once working as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Choose wisely. Most employers will look for the most experienced students, with a higher hour program, with the most talent, abilities and modalities. Many area employers seek out East-West School graduates for this reason. You will be in demand!

You are also going to enjoy our scholarships, grants, discounts and cash tips from your clinic internship when you become an approved East-West School student. (It is illegal for anyone to charge money for massage prior to becoming licensed in the state of Iowa)

“This is an extremely professional and well run school.”
-Maggie Mowery, Business Consultant and Instructor

“This school truly delivers the best of all worlds to its students.”
-Laura Christensen, Licensed Acupuncturist

What are the Top 15 Reasons to Attend East-West School for your Massage Therapy Training?

“I love it here! This is my favorite place to be these days other than with my kids. The energy is amazing here and everyone is so positive!”
-Doreen Morgan, 2011 student

Schedule a Tour & Submit an Application:East-West School of Integrative Healing Arts & Massage College is the Iowa Massage School Leader. Quality is our primary focus, and employers statewide know and appreciate our graduates as our graduates are trained in both Shiatsu and Swedish Massage, making you a better therapist. For exact tuition you will want to schedule a tour with the Admissions Director. Call 319-351-3262 or send us an e-mail today to schedule a private tour of our beautiful campus, where we can show you around and answer all of your questions. (Feel free to bring a friend or family member)

“I love this school!”
-Candace Kiekhaefer, 2008 Alumni, LMT & Associate Director

Join one of the fastest growing career paths today and learn Therapeutic Massage Therapy at East-West School. Median Salary: $42,580. According to the U.S. Labor Dept., this field is projected to grow in demand as baby boomers age and people of all generations recognize the physical and mental health benefits associated with massage therapy. Ranked near the top for career growth by the Milwaukee-based staffing firm Manpower Inc. (MAN) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, massage therapy offers a way to put one’s whole body into one’s work.



National Average: The National Average of satisfied students from an educational institute post high school is only about 80%. This means that about 20% of all students (1 in 5) are unhappy with their educational experience across the country and would not refer a friend or family member to that school, college or university. It is our intention to exceed these national averages for satisfied students. It is our desire to give you an outstanding experience. What you put into your program is what you will get out of your program and teamwork and cooperation will be necessary for success. A positive attitude is always helpful too.