The Massage Therapy program at Alamance Community College presented six graduates with certificates on June 12, qualifying them to sit for the 100-question NC-LMBT certification exam to begin new careers.


The Massage Therapy program prepares students for licensure in the state of North Carolina in the various types of massage, including relaxation, deep tissue, prenatal, and reflexology, Hydrotherapy. The program has nine instructors with day students spending 18 hours a week in class, and evening students training for nine hours a week, but alternate with 15 hours per week.


Lindsay Palm, one of the six 2024 graduates, is currently employed as a yoga instructor at Alamance Therapeutic Massage and Yoga in Burlington. With her new training and credential, Lindsay will be able to offer massage therapy to her clients.


Nancy Triplett, ACC’s Massage Therapy Coordinator, said the job rate for massage therapists will increase by 20% between 2021 and 2031, compared to 12% for all other occupations. The median salary in 2021 for this profession was approximately $46,910, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.


For more information about the Professional Therapeutic Massage Program at ACC, please contact Nancy Triplett at 336-290-0543.