Learn Massage Therapy in San Angelo, TX

At On the Spot Massage Academy, Shawn Garrett and his team take pride in giving you the best education possible, but they go above and beyond the “basics” to give you real world preparation, so you will be successful in whatever aspect of massage therapy you choose to pursue.


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$35 Student Massages

Why On The Spot Massage Academy San Angelo?

Z Make $50+/hr as a therapist upon course completion

Z Job placement assistance

Z MBLEx prep

Z Comprehensive, personalized instruction

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Student Enrollment

With On The Spot Massage Academy – San Angelo

San Angelo classes are on hold until further notice.

Things you will need to bring for our San Angelo academy:

School supplies

Something to take notes on. Colored pencils, highlighters. Three ring binder. Something to carry your supplies in like a rolling duffel bag or backpack.


Something to take notes on. Colored pencils, highlighters. Three ring binder. Something to carry your supplies in like a rolling duffel bag or backpack.

Optional items to consider

Tissues, mints, nail clippers, fingernail file, hair ties.

We provide the rest including tables, massage oils, sheet, hand towels, and even a mini fridge for your drinks or snack/lunch. 

Our Teaching Style and Approach

Our approach is unique. We take our training and educational knowledge to a level that will prepare you for a successful career. Every aspect of your training at OTS Massage Academy will be training you never forget in a field that will continue to grow as long as people need relief from stress, anxiety etc. We believe there is more to your career than a traditional massage.

Personal Learning Environment

We keep our classes smaller, so everyone has a chance to benefit from one of one interaction with the instructor daily.  No one gets lost in the shuffle of a big class environment. OTS Massage Academy meets all State requirements, while focusing on our training and students. We have an internal process that allows each student the individual attention one needs. Our student-to-teacher ratio is half of what the state of Texas allows, which promotes a more personal learning environment. (Our ratio is no more than 15 students per one instructor.)

Extensive Education on the Human Body

You will be educated on how all the systems work together and how to help such systems function at an optimum level.  You will also learn techniques such as: Deep Tissue Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Range of Motion Assessments, Client Assessments, Myofascial Release, and good body mechanics, just to name a few!

Teaching Facilities

Our facilities and modern and up to date.  Our staff is dedicated and passionate about giving you the best instruction possible and will go the extra mile to insure you education is top priority by customizing you education to fit your learning style.  Schedule a tour a find out for yourself!

Enrollment Info

Admission Requirements
  • Toured the School or visited with the Director in person
  • Completed the On the Spot Massage Academy Application
  • Have a Valid Photo Identification
  • Have a Social Security Number (Valid Proof includes a social security card, W-2, or tax return) and DL
  • Must be physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially capable of completing the course work
  • Must be at least 17 years of age at start of program
  • Must be free of criminal convictions (A student is ineligible for licensing if he/she been convicted of, entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilt to, or received deferred adjudication for an offense under Chapter 20A, Penal Code, or Subchapter A, Chapter 43, Penal Code or another sexual offense, or convicted of violation of Chapter 455 Occupations Code Massage Therapy Act is ineligible for a license as a massage therapist until the fifth anniversary of the date of conviction)
  • If you are concerned that your criminal history may preclude you from becoming licensed, you may submit a $25 fee and the Criminal History Evaluation Form to TDLR. TDLR will run a criminal history and provide you with a written evaluation of eligibility for licensure. Information may be found at
Massage Therapy Graduation Requirements
  • Complete all 450 Hours of Classroom Instruction, and 50 Hours of Internship
  • Successfully complete all assignments
  • Pass all tests
  • All financial obligations must be paid in full before transcript is released

Our Program

 The state of Texas requires a minimum 500-hour course of instruction for licensure as a massage therapist including the following subjects: 

  • Massage Therapy Technique
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Health & Hygiene
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Business Practices
  • Professional Ethics
  • Massage Therapy Law
  • Clinical Internship

OTSMA offers the most innovative, comprehensive massage program available. Our programs include the following core subjects: 

Massage Technique I

150 Hours

This subject allows us to teach the basic principles of massage therapy. We begin with basic Swedish (effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement) gradually helping students give a relaxing massage.  Our goal of this subject is to impart the science and art of massage therapy to every student so they can provide the best massage possible. In addition, you will also learn effective spa and clinical massage therapies. At least 125 hours of massage technique instruction will be on Swedish massage.

Massage Technique II

50 Hours

This subject allows the student to refine their skills in massage after completing their internship experience, as well as expand on their knowledge of massage therapy. 

Health & Hygiene I

12 Hours

Students will study to understand indication and contraindications to massage, the effects of stress, the benefits of massage, the importance of proper body mechanics, disease recognition and understanding, the importance of good personal hygiene practices, and universal precautions.

Health & Hygiene II

8 Hours

CPR & First Aid

Anatomy & Physiology I

58 Hours

Understanding the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on the muscular and skeletal systems is of utmost importance to the skilled massage therapist. We use live models, and class projects to help students better comprehend the structure and function of the human body. Additionally, our textbooks are specifically designed for students of massage therapy and correspond with full-color, animated presentations used in class.

Anatomy & Physiology II

17 Hours

This class brings an understanding of all the body’s systems to the student, and how massage affects those systems.


50 Hours

Kinesiology is the study of movement. During this course, the students will learn the interaction of the bones, joints and muscles. With this understanding, they will be able to better identify which specific structures are involved in an area of pain when working with clients.


20 Hours

Students will learn to use hydrotherapy in a safe and effective manner through demonstrations and hands-on practice. Types of hydrotherapy to be discussed include whirlpool, hot and cold packs, paraffin, steam, body wraps, and body scrubs

Business Practices & Professional Ethics I

5 Hours

This introductory class to Business Practices and Professional Ethics will focus on professional ethics and standards within the massage field.

Business Practices & Professional Ethics II

40 Hours

From advertising practices to maintaining your zeal for massage therapy, this insightful course will equip you to build a massage practice you can be proud of, and in which you can enjoy. In addition, we will discuss in detail the scope of practice for massage therapy, laws pertaining to massage therapy, and many more business practices in general.

Pathology I

5 Hours

Pathology is the study of human diseases and the effects of the disease. This information is important to the massage therapist because there are conditions where massage would require caution, or perhaps not recommended.

Pathology II

35 Hours

This course has a more in-depth focus on different. diseases and their effects, as well as how different medications react to massage.

Clinical Internship

50 Hours

This portion of the program allows you to put all of the classroom theory into real practice. This is where the student finds their niche. Students will be eligible for clinical internship after successfully completing 250 hours of classroom and lab training.

Program Catalog

Download our Program Catalog to see more details regarding how we perform progress evaluations, handling of academic probation, attendance, expected student conduct, and our cancellation and return policy.