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 Massage Therapy School     September 23, 2017  
Welcome to Massage Therapy School
Accreditation & Approval:

Therapeutic Body Concepts (TBC) is a licensed massage therapy educational program with the Texas Department of State Health Services and it strictly adheres to the rules and regulations of the Massage Therapy Licensing Program, Therapeutic Body Concepts a licensed massage therapy educational program recognized by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB).

Previous Education and Training:

State Guideline for Obtaining Credit for Previous Education.

If a student wishes to receive credit for previous training they have completed, they must submit an official transcript to the Texas Department of State Health Services for evaluation. The course work must have been completed within the last five years to be considered for credit. Upon written confirmation from the Texas Department of State Health Services of approval for course work, written confirmation will be placed in the student’s file. If the coursework is approved, this may result in the program length being shortened and the cost being reduced.

School Location:

Therapeutic Body Concepts is conveniently located at 5704 Evers
overlooking the medical center area (Evers/Wurzbach).


Mission Statement

Therapeutic Body Concepts (TBC) is dedicated to providing the instruction & developing skills necessary to become a licensed massage therapist (LMT) through the Massage Therapy Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Our goal is to provide a detailed understanding of the human anatomy & physiology and to ensure proper application of massage techniques. We, as a school, respectfully follow state laws, rules and regulations governing Licensed Massage Therapist(s) in the State of Texas. Student(s) are prepared to sit for Massage Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLex) which is accepted by the Massage Therapy Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services.                                                                                                                             


TBC Instructors

Jeanie Esckilsen, LMT, LMI, CNMT (LMT#002777, LMI#0203)

Leon Gosset, LMT, LMI (LMT#006645, LMI#0332)

Qingman Lin,LMT, LMI  (LMT #115833, LMI#2857)


Areas of Instruction for all fo the Instructors

200 Hours Swedish Massage Therapy

 50 Hours Anatomy

 25 Hours Physiology

 50 Hours Kinesiology 

 40 Hours Pathology 

 20 Hours Human Health and Hygiene 

 20 Hours Hydrotherapy 

 45 Hours Business Practices & Professional Ethics 

 50 Hours Internship Program

Note: All classes are presented in English, If necessary, a translator or translator service will be provided to meet the ongoing learning needs of our students.


Mark D. Vernone: Recruiter

Bing Han, Translator in Simplified Chinese


Admission Requirements

Therapeutic Body Concepts evaluates each applicant without discrimination regarding age, sex, nationality, religion, creed, or marital status. In order to be considered as a student in our school, the following requirements must be met by prior to the beginning of the course:

1) 18 years of age or older 2) State ID or Drivers’ License 3) Social Security Number 4) Date of Birth 5) Answer all questions regarding any previous massage therapy experience, prior massage therapy exams completed in other states and certifications held, other state licenses or related previous education and felony convictions, educational and training background, and work experience 6) Provide local contact information for students that are from out of area.


State Background Check: (case-by-case basis)

Applicants with criminal history are evaluated by Texas Department of State Health Services, TDSHS, on a case-by-case basis. Therapeutic Body Concepts does not require proof of Licensing Eligibility, for enrollment but encourages potential students, with concerns, to contact the Texas Department of State Health Services, Professional Licensing & Certification Unit, Massage Therapy Licensing Program, P.O. Box 149347 MC 1982, Austin, TX 78714-9347.

Phone: (512)834-6616, Fax 512-834-6789, or on-line at the following website: www.dshs.state.tx.us/massage for questions or clarification on individual situations of concern. Students who are concerned that their prior criminal history may make them ineligible for licensure in Texas may submit a $50 fee and a Criminal History Evaluation Application to the DSHS. DSHS will evaluate the applicant’s criminal history and provide a written response as to the applicant’s eligibility for licensure. Additional information and an evaluation application form may be found at the following internet address provided: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/plc_cheval.shtm.

WARNING **A student may be ineligible for licensing if he/she has been convicted of, entered a plea nolo contendere or guilty to, or received deferred adjudication involving prostitution or other sexual offenses, the Massage Therapy Licensing Act takes precedence over any other statute.




Cancellation and Refund Policy:

1. In accordance with Rules and Regulations, TBC’s school cancellation and refund policy must provide a full refund of all monies paid by a student if the student cancels the enrollment agreement within 72 hours (until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) after the enrollment contract is signed by the prospective student.

2. If the tuition is collected in advance of the first day of the program, and if, after expiration of the 72-hour cancellation privilege, the student does not enter the program, not more than $200 shall be retained by the massage therapy educational program at Therapeutic Body Concepts.


Course Payment Plan


To register for any of the classes offered by Therapeutic Body Concepts, the student will be required to pay an application fee. Should a student want to finance the course directly through the school, they can do so without a credit check but a $200 fee will be charged to the students’ account if the student wishes to make 4 or more payments. VA Approved Students of Chapter 30 & 31 programs- payments for tuition and fees directly to the school. DARS makes payments directly to the school for students approved for the DARS program.

Monthly Payment Plans:

( ) 2 months: 2 payments @ $2553.50/month
( ) 3 months: 2 payments @ $1702.33/month and 1 payment @ $1702.34

This sample illustrates monthly payments are listed above. The monthly payment is the total $5080, if financed, divided by the number of payments that the student will be making.

Payment Options:

Most Major Credit Cards (Master Card, Visa, American Express, and Discover), checks (Personal, Certified, and Bank Cashier), cash (US Currency), and/or money orders are all accepted for payments.



School Features:
  • Nine (9) Massage therapy flexible rooms
  • Five (5) Classrooms flexible
  • Full Size Skeletons/Additional teaching aids
  • Flexible Bay Areas
  • Hydrotherapy Room Flexible
  • Reception Area
  • Retail Area
  • Two (2) Break Areas
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