Esthiology and Massage Therapy Course | Aveda Institute Denver
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Dual-license Massage Therapy and Esthiology Program: A flexible option for a successful spa career.

Designed for students who are passionate about healing through touch, skin care, health and wellness.

The Aveda Institute Denver has combined its Esthiology and Massage Therapy programs into one dual-licensing program-perfect for those wanting to maximize their potential for a career in a spa, health club or clinical environment. This program is divided into three phases and will explore the marriage of skin esthetics and massage.

During the program you will explore:

  • Plant Aromaology™
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Facial Massage
  • Skin and Spa Treatments
  • Body Movement Techniques
  • Makeup Application

During your education, you’ll also have opportunities to:

  • participate in special education workshops featuring industry leaders
  • learn how to address the individual needs of your guests and provide customized skin care and massage treatments
  • gain practical experience by performing skin care and massage services on guests with varying needs

Upon completion, you’ll be prepared for the Colorado esthiology and MBlex examination and ready to succeed as a dual-licensed esthetician and massage therapist.



SOC Code – 39.5094.00 Skin care, Esthetician, Massage

SOC Code – 31.9011.00 Massage

CIP Code – 12.0409 Aesthetician / Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist 

CIP Code – 51.3501 Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

Requirements for Licensure in Colorado: 20 credits in Esthiology and 600 hours in Massage Therapy

Gainful Employment: Spa Therapy