Massage Therapy Schools in Pennsylvania

By Jessica Fuller / September 16, 2017
Massage Therapy Schools in Pennsylvania

There are some decent massage therapy schools in Pennsylvania if you want to obtain a license to practice there.

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.

There are some education and examination requirements set out by the Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy as I will explain in this article.

Read on for everything you need to know about obtaining a massage therapy license in Pennsylvania, the fees, laws, requirements, and more.


Massage Therapy Schools in Pennsylvania

Below is a list of some of the top massage therapy schools in Pennsylvania. 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 Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, and more.


Cortiva Institute Pennsylvania – School of Massage Therapy

King of Prussia, PA, USA

+1 484-690-1400

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


Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

+1 412-241-5155

Website – http://www.pghschmass.com/


Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy

Quakertown, PA, USA

+1 215-538-5339

Website – http://www.pamassage.com/


European Medical School Of Massage LLC

Sinking Spring, PA, USA

+1 610-670-6100

Website – http://www.emsom.com/


International School of Shiatsu

Pipersville, PA, USA

+1 215-766-2800

Website – http://www.shiatsubo.com/


Institute for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Chadds Ford, PA, USA

+1 610-358-5800

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


Academy of Massage Therapy & Bodyworks

Pottstown, PA, USA

+1 610-705-4401

Website – http://www.massage-training.net/


Baltimore School of Massage – York Campus

York, PA, USA

+1 717-268-1881

Website – http://www.bsmyork.com/


HR School of Alternative Therapy

Melrose Park, PA, USA

+1 215-635-2089

Website – NA


East-West Therapeutic Massage

Wyomissing, PA, USA

+1 610-375-7520

Website – http://www.eastwest-massage.com/


Health Options Institute

Bethlehem, PA, USA

+1 610-419-3535

Website – http://www.healthoptionsinstitute.org/


National Academy of Massage Therapy & Healing Sciences

North Wales, PA, USA

+1 215-412-4121

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


School of Body Therapies

Langhorne, PA, USA

+1 215-741-3888

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


Laurel Highlands Therapeutic Academy

Ebensburg, PA, USA

+1 814-471-6871

Website – http://www.lhtacademy.com/


Fortis Institute

Scranton, PA, USA

+1 570-558-1818

Website – https://www.fortis.edu/


Massage Academy of the Poconos

Stroudsburg, PA, USA

+1 570-421-5014

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


Pa Myotherapy Inc

Abbottstown, PA, USA

+1 717-259-7000

Website – NA


Sage Continuing Education for Massage Therapy and the Healing Arts

Lancaster, PA, USA

+1 717-314-1733

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


Fortis Institute

Forty Fort, PA, USA

+1 570-288-8400

Website – https://www.fortis.edu/


Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork

Lancaster, PA, USA

+1 717-299-0200

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


School of Body Therapies

Morrisville, PA, USA

+1 215-860-5582

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


Career Training Academy | Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

+1 412-367-4000

Website – http://www.careerta.edu/


Institute of Medical and Business Careers

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

+1 412-244-3240

Website – http://imbc.edu/


Berks Technical Institute

Wyomissing, PA, USA

+1 484-855-3140

Website – http://www.berks.edu/


Fortis Institute

Erie, PA, USA

+1 814-838-7673

Website – https://www.fortis.edu


Audrey Blanchard LMT and CE Provider

York, PA, USA

+1 717-968-9666

Website – NA


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 Pennsylvania

There are some education and examination requirements to obtain a massage therapy license in the state of Pennsylvania.

You will need to complete a minimum of 600 hours education at an approved school. The following areas will be covered:

  • 250 hours – Massage therapy assessment
  • 175 hours – Anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology
  • 150 hours – General coursework
  • 25 hours – Massage related business ethics

You will also need to pass the MBLEx which has been approved by the board in Pennsylvania. You can find all the details and sign up on their website.

Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy Contact Details

If you have any questions or need the forms to complete your license application you should visit the Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy website or give them a call.

Their contact details are as follows:


Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy

Harrisburg, PA, USA

+1 717-787-6458

Website – http://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/


Why Choose Pennsylvania for Massage Therapy Schooling?

Whether you live in Pennsylvania or are relocating and starting your new career in massage therapy, it’s a great choice as there is a demand for skilled massage therapists in the state.

Contact one of the schools above and check they are approved to carry out the education needed to fulfill the licensing and check you are comfortable with their program.

Whether you are going to start your own business, work as a freelancer, or seek employment, massage therapy is a booming industry and there are always lots of opportunities.

Take the first step towards 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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