How to Learn Massage Therapy

If you’re looking for a new career, becoming a massage therapist should be at the top of your list. According to The Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the job outlook for massage therapists is growing at a rate of 22% from years 2014-24 (which is much faster than average). US News lists massage therapy as #5 on the list for Best Health-Care Support Jobs.

The increasing demand for massage therapists is not the only benefit to getting into the career now. There are several others including the amount of time it takes to get a massage education, the variety of careers available, and the personal reward you get out of working your clients. If you’re interested in learning massage therapy, read on!

How to Learn Massage Therapy

The first step to learning massage therapy is to get an education that can prepare you for a career.

Enrolling in a School

Being enrolled in an accredited school makes a difference. Accreditation lets you know that the school is reliable, has a qualified staff, and are recognized by employers across the nation.

We are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and we are approved by the New York State Education Department. Because of our accreditation, we are able to offer federally funded financial assistance to those who qualify. Just another perk of being accredited!

How to Get Enrolled: Tour the School

To find out if a school is right for you, sa great first step is to speak with an Admissions Guide at our school and create a time to explore your possibilities in the massage therapy profession on your personalized tour! If you’re interested in exploring the career of massage therapy at our school, walk-in tours are available during business hours, but scheduling an appointment can allow for a more in-depth tour. To create a time for you to experience your personal tour at one of our campuses, simply call or text our Admissions Director and our Advocate of Possibilities at our Syracuse location: 315-424-1159 or

Or at our Rochester location:
Phone: 585-241-0070

How to Get Enrolled: Learn About Financial Aid & Funding

We offer financial aid to those who qualify, as well as scholarships and other forms of funding. Not all schools offer all types of funding, so do your research. If you’re interested in what we offer, contact our financial aid administrators: Selina Boyd (Syracuse campus) and Jodi Brodner (Rochester campus)

Learn With No Boundaries

The next step to learning massage is to go for it! Dive into your program. If you want to become a talented massage therapist, it is important to dedicate yourself to learning the craft.

Our Licensed Massage Therapist program covers a variety of techniques and modalities. You can learn the science elements in massage therapy including anatomy and physiology, as well as the specific types of massage such as Swedish and sports massage. Massage therapy education is our passion, and we strive to create a curriculum that helps train you to become the most amazing massage therapist possible!

If you’re looking for a way to learn massage that is comprehensive, hands on, and professional, we invite you to consider Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage.


To Our Dear OSTM Community

Alumni, prospective students and patrons of Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage, we have some important news regarding the future of our schools.

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