Massage Therapy Schools in New York

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

New York doesn’t need an introduction. The Big Apple has it all, it’s an iconic and integral part of the US and in my opinion one of the best places in the world to live or visit.

It’s also a great place to work as a massage therapist too. There are plenty of really good massage therapy schools in New York and obtaining a license in this state might be the best career decision you ever make.

To find schools near you just type your ZIP code in the search box below. Read on for everything you need to know about obtaining your license in the state of New York.

Massage Therapy Schools in New York

Below is a list of some of the top massage therapy schools in New York. 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 New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, Syracuse, Albany, Long Island, Westchester, and more.


Swedish Institute

New York, NY, USA

+1 212-924-5900

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


New York Massage Therapy Schools Directory

New York, NY, USA

+1 888-210-0129

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


New York College of Health Professions

Syosset, NY, USA

+1 516-364-0808

Website – http://www.nycollege.edu/


New York College of Health Professions

New York, NY, USA

+1 212-219-2527

Website – http://www.nycollege.edu/


Finger Lakes School of Massage – Mt. Kisco

Mt Kisco, NY, USA

+1 914-241-7363

Website – http://flsm.edu/


Cortiva Institute – Hoboken

Hoboken, NJ, United States

+1 201-215-6440

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


Cortiva Institute – Schools of Massage Therapy

Hoboken, NJ, USA

+1 201-215-6300

Website – http://www.cortiva.com/


Therapeutic Massage & Training Center

Westfield, NJ, USA

+1 908-789-2288

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


Aveda Institute New York

New York, NY, USA

+1 212-807-1492

Website – http://www.aveda.edu/new-york


New York College of Health Professions

New York, NY, USA

+1 888-219-3307

Website – http://www.nycollege.edu/


Institute for Therapeutic Massage

Morristown, NJ, USA

+1 973-839-3714

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


Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

New York, NY, USA

+1 212-982-3456

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


Institute for Therapeutic Massage

Haskell, NJ, USA

+1 973-839-6131

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


New York College of Health Professions

New York, NY, USA

+1 877-323-6877

Website – http://www.nycollege.edu/


QCC

Bayside, NY, USA

+1 718-631-6262

Website – http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/


Asa College: Pearl Street Building

Brooklyn, NY, USA

+1 877-679-8768

Website – http://www.asa.edu/


Institute for Therapeutic Massage / Student Clinic

Haskell, NJ, USA

+1 973-831-4111

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


New York College Massage Clinic

New York, NY, USA

+1 212-213-8800

Website – http://nycollege.edu/


The Center for the Advancement of Therapeutic Arts

New York, NY, United States

+1 212-229-1529

Website – https://catanyc.com/


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 York

There are some education and examination requirements to obtain a license from the New York State Board for Massage Therapy.

You will need to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of education at an approved school. These hours will include the following topics:

  • 325 hours – Massage therapy techniques
  • 200 hours – Anatomy, physiology, and neurology
  • 150 hours – Myology and kinesiology instruction
  • 100 hours – Pathology

The remaining hours will cover a wide range of massage techniques and modalities, your school will take you through what you need to cover.

You will also need to pass a state-specific exam as set by the New York Board. It’s a 140 question exam that covers a wide range of areas you will have covered at your school.

You can find out more about the licensing requirements, fees, and where to get all the necessary paperwork by visiting the New York State Board for Massage Therapy website or contacting them.

New York State Board for Massage Therapy Contact Details

For information on fees, licensing requirements, or anything else regarding obtaining a license to practice massage therapy in New York you’ll need to contact New York State Board for Massage Therapy.

Their contact details are as follows:


New York State Board for Massage Therapy

Albany, NY, USA

+1 518-474-3817

Website – http://www.op.nysed.gov/


Why Choose New York for Massage Therapy Schooling?

New York is an obvious choice for practicing massage therapy. There are huge tourist numbers and a dense population.

Living in New York is about as fun as it gets if you enjoy all the things that come with the big city.

There is no shortage of attractions and things to do. The cost of living may not be the lowest in the US, but wages and spending on health and relaxation is high.

As described above, it’s not difficult to earn a license in the state of New York. Any of the schools listed above will take you through the educational and examination process.

So, why not take the first step towards earning your license and starting your new career today!

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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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