Orler School of Massage
    Therapy Technology
Thank you for visiting the OSMTT website. This website contains basic information
    about our program and what one can expect to learn as a student of OSMTT. 

Our Mission

Our mission, at Orler School of Massage Therapy Technology, is to provide our students with one of the best possible educations that they can receive within the field of Massage Therapy in a 600-Hour program.  We believe that the key to achieving this goal is to teach OSMTT students the art of Deep-Tissue massage.  We believe that basic (Swedish) massage, while therapeutic, is best used as a foundation for other modalities rather than as a standalone therapy.

Deep- Tissue massage is an ideal method to reduce and/or eliminate muscular contractures, which are generally painful and restricting to full range of motion and flexibility.  It is our belief that effective practitioners of Deep-Tissue massage must know a variety of appropriate and effective treatment techniques, have an in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology, have a thorough comprehension of structural and functional disorders that can and do lead to muscular pain, be fluent in symptom recognition and pathologic states, and employ correct therapeutic procedure at all times.

We strive to ensure that upon successful completion of our program, our students are confident in their abilities, proud of their achievements, and equipped to serve their communities as competent healthcare professionals.


Students will be certified in 600 hours of Massage Therapy by a school approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

Students will know the proper methods of applied massage therapy, to include Swedish, Injury/Medical, Sports, Geriatric, Prenatal, and Infant massage techniques; Zen Shiatsu, Reflexology; Anatomy and Physiology; students will certify in CPR and First Aid. 

Students will learn how to operate and maintain a massage practice in compliance with local, state, and federal laws; proper sanitation, hygiene, and ethics as it relates to professional massage therapy practice.

Students will learn to evaluate and distinguish types and causes of muscular pain, treatment techniques and procedures; the physiological effects of massage, contraindications and indications; massage history, proper draping and more. 


Orler school of Massage Therapy Technology offers two 600-hour programs per year, beginning in January and July.  Each program takes five months or twenty-three weeks to complete.  Students attend classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other weekend, one Monday a month TBA, except holidays. 

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to take a Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage approved examination and to apply for state licensure.

Contact Information
For further information concerning our program, tuition, fee policies, student policies, etc., a copy of our school catalog along with an application for admission will be sent to you upon request.  Please note that applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older and must possess a high school diploma or equivalent to be eligible for admission.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for visiting.

2329 S. Jackson, Joplin, MO 64804
Electronic mail:  orlerschool@sbcglobal.net 
General Information: orlerschool.net

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