Important News Regarding The Future of OSTM

Dear OSTM community,

It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of the OSTM Syracuse campus. All students graduated on December 10th and our school will close its doors permanently this week. The school was opened in 1997. On December 10th we’ll celebrate our 47th and final graduating class.

The Rochester campus also closed after graduation December 10th, however, there is a prospective buyer who is interested in keeping OSTM Rochester going! We have great hope that the Rochester campus will continue. Please look for updates at for future class information as it becomes available.

Alumni from both classes may email for transcripts. When you email your request, you will be sent a form to complete and return via email. Your transcript will be mailed out within 5-7 business days.

Should the Rochester campus continue in the future, all records and information for both campuses can be obtained directly from the school.


Where Can a Massage Therapist Work

Have you ever thought about pursuing a career as a massage therapist? From being able to help people feel better and relax to knowing a variety of healing techniques, there are so many amazing benefits that can come from working in this industry! One of the advantages we love about becoming a massage therapist is having the freedom to personalize your career to match your unique goals. An example of this would be deciding what type of work setting you want to work in!


5 Misconceptions About Massage Therapy

Do you want to help heal others through the power of massage therapy? At Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, our licensed massage therapist program is designed to help you join this growing field. Though massage therapy has existed for thousands of years, there are still some common misconceptions about massage. So before you take the next step to begin your massage therapy education, let’s bust some myths!


Promoting the Profession

Our alumni provide such quality service that many of their clients begin their own pursuit of a career in massage therapy!

How to Stay Healthy as a Massage Therapist

It’s no secret that we should always be practicing good hygiene but as we continue to receive daily updates on the COVID-19 outbreak, focus on sanitation has never been more important. With social distancing helping stop the curve, massage therapists may be wondering how they can best prepare to do their job in the safest way possible. After all, massage therapy is a job that requires close contact.


Our Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

One of the top priorities of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage is and always has been the health and safety of our students, clients, our staff and the entire community.

As the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to persist within our community and the guidance from the state and federal governments is updated on an ongoing basis, we want to reassure our OSTM Family that we are actively monitoring the situation and supporting efforts of health and safety through social distancing and providing our current students a combination of distance learning, as well as on campus opportunities. The campus is open, and continues to monitor and abide by New York States mandates for health and safety.

Chronic Pain: How Massage Therapy Can Help With Pain Management

Massage therapy is often thought of as one of the best ways to relax. But, did you know it can do more than just be a form of relaxation? Massage therapy can be a great way to help those suffering from chronic pain. Keep reading to learn how massage therapy can act as a natural alternative to pain treatment!

Student of the Month: Jacob Eich

It’s time to once again recognize one of our amazing students! This month, we’d like to congratulate Jacob Eich for being our Student of the Month at our Syracuse location. We’ve loved having the opportunity to see Jacob develop skills in an industry that he’s so passionate about. Read more to learn about Jacob and why he decided to begin an education in massage therapy!

Student of the Month: Jamie Francis

We are excited to congratulate Jamie Francis on being our Student of the Month for November! Her positivity and professionalism are just some of the reasons why she’s become an amazing addition to our campus. Read more about her to find out why she switched to massage therapy after working in the same job for 18 years and what her plans are for a career in the massage industry!

How Massage Therapy Can Help With Fibromyalgia

Massage therapy is well-known for helping people with relaxation, but it’s also a great therapeutic treatment for a variety of health conditions. Fibromyalgia is a great example of this! While massage therapy is a good way to care for multiple chronic pains, the lack of medication to treat fibromyalgia means that this is an especially important disorder for massage therapists to know about. Read more to learn about fibromyalgia and how massage therapy can help!