Massage Therapy Schools in New Jersey

By Jessica Fuller / September 15, 2017
Massage Therapy Schools in New Jersey

There are some great massage therapy schools in New Jersey, and the state is a good choice to obtain a license and work as a qualified therapist.

Don’t get too hung up on the reality TV shows shot in Jersey. The reality of living there is very different, it’s a beautiful state and for most people, once they move to Jersey they never leave.

Just type your ZIP code in the search box to find out if there are some schools near you or where you want to relocate to.

Read on for everything you need to know about obtaining your license, the educational and examination requirements in the state, and what to do next.

Massage Therapy Schools in New Jersey

Below is a list of some of the top massage therapy schools in New Jersey. Take a browse or for a more up-to-date list by ZIP code use the box above.

You’ll find schools in all the major cities, like Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Toms River, Hamilton Township, and more.


Institute for Therapeutic Massage

Tinton Falls, NJ, USA

+1 732-936-9111

Website – http://www.massageprogram.com/


Cortiva Institute – Wall Township

Wall Township, NJ, USA

+1 732-359-1600

Website – http://www.cortiva.com/locations/nj-massage-school/


Body In Mind Massage Institute

Toms River, NJ, USA

+1 732-608-7781

Website – http://bodyinmindinstitute.com/


Cortiva Institute – Hoboken

Hoboken, NJ, United States

+1 201-215-6440

Website – http://www.cortiva.com/locations/nyc-massage-school/


Barberio School of Massage Therapy

Linwood, NJ, USA

+1 609-927-3339

Website – http://www.barberioschool.com/


Therapeutic Massage & Training Center

Westfield, NJ, USA

+1 908-789-2288

Website – http://www.massagetrainingcenter.com/


Institute for Therapeutic Massage

Morristown, NJ, USA

+1 973-839-3714

Website – http://www.massageprogram.com/


American Institute of Alternative Medicine

East Brunswick, NJ, USA

+1 732-651-6060

Website – http://www.massageschoolnewjersey.com/


Rizzieri School For Healing Arts

Voorhees Township, NJ, USA

+1 856-985-5500

Website – http://www.rizzierischoolofmassage.com/


AIAM Massage Therapy School Body Work

East Brunswick, NJ, USA

+1 732-651-6060

Website – http://www.massageschoolnewjersey.com/


NJ School of Massage

Toms River, NJ, USA

+1 732-505-0055

Website – http://njschoolofmassage.com/


Academy-Natural Health Science

Woodbridge, NJ, USA

+1 732-634-2155

Website – http://anhs-school.com/


Philadelphia School of Massage

Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA

+1 609-677-1599

Website – http://www.nmti.edu/


Institute of Thai Massage

Marmora, NJ, USA

+1 609-390-1016

Website – http://thai-massage.org/


Swedish Institute

New York, NY, USA

+1 212-924-5900

Website – http://www.swedishinstitute.edu/


American Institute

Clifton, NJ, USA

+1 973-340-9500

Website – http://www.americaninstitute.com/


Ocean County Massage & Wellness

Toms River, NJ, USA

+1 732-286-0599

Website – http://www.ocmassageinstitute.com/


Massage Therapy Education Center

Gloucester City, NJ, USA

+1 856-456-7978

Website – NA


International School of Shiatsu

Pipersville, PA, USA

+1 215-766-2800

Website – http://www.shiatsubo.com/


New York College of Health Professions

New York, NY, USA

+1 212-219-2527

Website – http://www.nycollege.edu/


Have I missed any schools? If you want me to add your school to my listing just drop me a mail here.

Schooling and Licensing Requirements in New Jersey

There are some education and examination requirements to obtain a license to practice massage therapy in New Jersey.

You will have to complete at least 500 hours at one of the approved schools you’ll find listed above.

These hours will cover the following topics:

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Theory and practice
  • Business ethics and law
  • Clinical practice
  • Massage techniques and theory

You will also need to pass one of the national massage therapy exams. Such as the MBLEx, NCETM, or the NCETMB.

If you are unsure about any of the above, have any questions, or need the forms/paperwork then contact the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, see details below.

New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy Contact Details

You can find all the applications, information, and additional support by contacting the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy as they oversee the process and issue licenses.

Their contact details are as follows:


New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy

Newark, NJ, USA

+1 973-54-6520

Website – http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/


Why Choose New Jersey for Massage Therapy Schooling?

Generally speaking, people who live in New Jersey are passionate about their state. There is a lot to be passionate about too, so who can blame them.

There is a nice mix of beaches, mountains, green landscapes, and of course the crazy nightlife.

So, there is something for everyone if you pick the right location. From a working perspective, there are plenty of opportunities for a massage therapist.

A huge flow of tourist traffic and a culture of relaxation and pampering makes this line of work very desirable in New Jersey.

Take a look at the schools in the area you’re living or moving to and take the first step towards obtaining a license and starting your new career in New Jersey.

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About the author

Jessica Fuller

I started studying and experimenting with alternative medicine, different massage techniques, and alternative therapies after graduating. I also love travelling and writing, so I found a way to combine all my loves - blogging!

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