Why Students Enroll


BUT, if that’s not reason enough, here are some other key factors to consider:

Program Length/Flexible Scheduling

  • 6-month accelerated program
  • 12-month program
  • 15-month program

NOTE: Our programs are conveniently scheduled so students may attend in the morning, afternoon, or evening.

A Focused Education

At OSTM, training in massage is specialized; massage is what we do. Our sciences are taught by healthcare professionals who help integrate the sciences with hands-on theory and practice.


Graduates who pass the NYS Board Exam are eligible to begin working within 4 months of graduation.


  • Our selective enrollment allows faculty and staff to know students as individuals.
  • Small classes allow for more focused and caring instruction.

Hands-On Practice & Clinic

  • Provides a real-world clinical experience.
  • Students provide massage for public clients that might include professional athletes or individuals with disabilities.

High Graduation & State Board Results

  • Strong graduation rates are a source of pride.
  • Graduates are eligible to take the NYS Board exam within 6-10 weeks of graduation.

Strong Alumni Support

  • OSTM provides graduates with a strong continuing education program after their formal training has been completed.
  • Alumni Benefits Include: job posting services, reunions, special alumni events and service discounts.

Student Support

  • Early Intervention Assistance Program: Students who may be struggling with their academic studies will be assisted by staff who are committed to helping them through their learning process.
  • A Dynamic Study Skills Class designed to help student acclimate to learning massage therapy.
  • Free tutoring program.
  • Student Appreciation: We celebrate milestones and achievements! Through pizza parties, costume parties, spring flings or a sundae gathering. Not to mention our formal graduation!

Experienced Instructors

  • Low student to teacher ratio.
  • Required continuing education classes for all instructors so they remain current on the most advanced massage techniques in the industry.
  • Instructors are practitioners who understand both the business and practical aspects of the profession and bring real world experience into the classroom.