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.

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.

Click here to view our announcement.

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