The State of Colorado requires those who use the title "Massage Therapist" to have graduated from a massage school that is approved by the state in which it resides and to have a minimum of 500 hours of training. Some cities and counties have additional requirements, you will need to contact the city you would like requirement info for directly.
In addition to city and/or county requirements, individual clinics and spas will each have their own set of requirements for hiring therapists. You will need to contact the clinic or spa you are interested in working for directly for this information.
The Colorado Massage Network is not affiliated with any schools, nor are we able to recommend any particular school. If you wish to pursue a career in massage therapy, we suggest attending a state approved massage school that offers at least 1,000 hours of education and that you research the schools in your area. You may also wish to check with cities/counties that you plan to practice in to see if there may be changes in the future regarding their regulations that could impact your school choices.
To learn about the rules and regulations regarding massage/bodywork contact the local authority in your area, the court house, police station, town hall, etc. Also, most teaching institutions such as massage schools are aware of the regulations in effect. Other sources of information would be the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) and ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals).