The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School (TLC) has been the leading Massage Therapy program in Austin for over 30 years. The holistic training approach at TLC incorporates both the Art and Science of touch to engage the whole self in learning and growth – body, mind, and spirit.

Impact Your Community and Change the World through Therapeutic Touch

There is simply no substitute for human touch and the impact positive contact can have on overall wellness. Imagine having the confidence and knowledge to make people feel better just by using your hands. Massage Therapy can relieve pain, reduce stress, lift moods and improve overall mental and physical health.

Become a Licensed Massage Therapist in 6-12 Months

As one of the nation’s forerunners in Massage Therapy Education, TLC has continued to cultivate outstanding Massage Therapists in the Austin area for over 30 years.

Our tapestry structure of curriculum waves anatomy & physiology, pathology & kinesiology together based on the part of the body students are learning that day, whether online or on-campus. The TLC 500-Hr Hybrid Massage Therapy Program provides a dynamic course format that carefully blends the optimal mix of online & classroom hours, providing students with unparalleled quality of instruction.

Why Choose Lauterstein-Conway?

1. Experience is the key! We have been training Massage Therapists for almost 30 years. That makes a big difference in how successful you will be in this career and your ability to help people!  Lauterstein-Conway provides the highest level of training in therapeutic techniques, science, and the art of skillful touch. We update and refine our curriculum regularly to make sure you leave with cutting-edge information and skills.

2. We love what we do and we want you to love what you do too! We endeavor to run our school in as healing a manner as the subjects we teach. We want each graduate to be therapeutically masterful, professionally successful and personally fulfilled. We are committed to your success!

3. We believe in the Art and Science of bodywork!  Lauterstein-Conway is one of the only schools that combines a rigorous scientific training with an intuitive approach that allows you to use your creativity when designing a massage session that fits each person you work with.

4. We offer the highest quality continuing education workshops. We offer over 300 hours of workshops each year on topics such as Oncology Massage, Anatomy Trains, Advanced Deep Tissue, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Advanced Zero Balancing, Pregnancy Massage, and more.

This is our lifework. Our success is measured by the quality of your experience here, your expertise, your success and your joy in the profession of massage.

500 Hour Massage Therapy Program

The 500 Hour Massage Therapy Program gives you the skills to take the state required Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEX) and begin your career in 6 - 12 months.

Our Massage Program interweaves the health sciences with spa and orthopedic techniques with advanced modalities and business and more to provide a comprehensive massage education experience.


Why pay for more training than you need to get started? Start your career sooner so you can start earning money faster. Once you have mastered the basics, come back for additional training.

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Massage Career Information

Why choose Massage Therapy? With the growth of the Spa Industry and the expansion of Eastern philosophies merging with Western medical practices, skilled Massage Therapists are in high demand. For example, our annual Job Fair always has a waiting list of employers who are wanting to participate. Why? Because not only do they NEED therapists right now, but they WANT our graduates. They know TLC produces experienced and caring Massage Therapists so much so that employers seek out our students before they even graduate. Walk out of class and into a career.

Career Benefits

  • In-Demand Career Field
  • Schedule Flexibility
  • Rewarding Career
  • High Hourly Pay

Career Opportunities

  • Sports
  • Holistic
  • Clinical
  • Spa & Resort
  • Entrepreneurial

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