- Massage Licensing Program & Bilingual Massage Licensing Program
- Registration: $100 (non-refundable after five business days)
- Tuition: $13,400
- Total: $13,500
- Additional costs of books and supplies (approximate):
- New Table: $500
- Used Table: $200
- Text Books: $350-400
BMS is state approved through the Department of Health, Board of Massage, Department of Licensing, and Board of Cosmetology and with the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board.
Bellevue Massage School was founded in 1977 by massage therapist Ronaye Camren as the first massage school on the Eastside of Lake Washington. Small and private, the school was located in Ms. Camren’s home and the primary emphasis was on relaxation massage and holistic health. In 1996 Kathy and Jim Schmidt purchased the school.
In 1998, Pat Huggins joined Bellevue Massage School as a student advisor and counselor and took on the responsibility of enhancing the school’s training in communication. Her experience as a former professor at the University of Washington, as an author of six books in education that were utilized by the local school districts, and as a counselor made her the ideal person to advise students and staff in these important areas.
In late 2001, James Schmidt became the sole owner/director of Bellevue Massage School. On May 1st, 2014, Jim Schmidt sold Bellevue Massage School to Zhiqin Schultheis, the owner of Bellevue-based luxury Yuan Spa. Her many years of experience in the spa industry revealed the need to nurture up-and-coming massage therapists and to foster superior continuing education and a cutting-edge curriculum that she firmly believes is vital to the future of massage therapy and the spa industry.
Bellevue Massage School is now WA Spa Academy15921 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98008-3923
- Day and Evening Classes
$13,400 Total: $20.30 per hour