Young woman enjoying therapeutic massage in spa

The Institute for Holistic Health logo

Is Massage Therapy the right career for you?

Start a path that changes lives! Massage Therapy is a rewarding, flexible, and low-stress career that allows for a good work-life balance. If you want to help people feel better and live healthier lives – become a massage therapist.


Consider a career in Massage Therapy if you
are interested in:

icon of a hand giving a thumbs up with a badge with a star

High job security and job satisfaction

icon of a clock

Working a flexible schedule

icon of a money bag with a dollar sign inside

Good-paying jobs without a degree

icon of two circles with a person inside. Second circle has arrows pointing out

High job security and job satisfaction

icon of a woman

The ability to be your own boss

icon of hand holding a heart

A growing profession that helps people

This is my second career, and I find that massage therapy gives me peace.

-Don, Full-time Student

Education for the body, mind and spirit.


The Institute for Holistic Health is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, New York. We offer a New York State-approved massage therapy program that leads to professional licensure.

Interested in learning more? Fill out the form below:


Why choose us?


icon fo an application

Easy Application Process

icon of a calendar and clock

Full and Part-time School Schedules

icon of a graduation cap and dollar sign

Affordable Tuition

icon of a pair of hands giving a massage

Hands-on Education and Training

an icon of a person giving another person a massage

Experienced Faculty

an icon of New York State with a verified checkmark inside of it

New York State Approved Program

Become a Massage Therapist, and LOVE What You Do Every Single Day.


If you are looking for a low-stress way to help heal others, this is the perfect opportunity. The Institute for Holistic Health can prepare you to become a licensed massage therapist in as little as a year. Enjoy flexible hours and good pay in a growing industry.

young man learning massage therapy

The students come from a wide variety of backgrounds – single parents, construction workers, bartenders, to name a few. What they all have in common is a curiosity and desire to learn.

-Anthony, Techniques Instructor

Career Paths for Massage Therapists

Massage Therapy is a rapidly growing field, and one of the best career changes you can make! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for massage therapists is expected to grow 21 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than average for all occupations. In 2021, the median annual income for massage therapists was $52,660 in New York ($47,000 nationally).

As a massage therapist, you will have the opportunity to work in a broad range of positive and exciting work environments.

massage therapist giving a massage to a women's back leg

Private Practice

Massage therapists have the ability to start their own private practices where they engage with clients on their own terms.

massage therapist smiling at the camera

National Massage Franchise Locations

Massage therapists practicing for franchise locations have the ability to build a strong and steady customer base.


massage therapist giving african american woman a massage

Spas & Resorts

Massage therapists who choose to practice at a destination spa or resort have the opportunity to work at some of the most beautiful places in the world.


man in scrubs giving a massage to a woman's neck

Clinical Setting

Massage therapists who work in a clinical setting are focused on the functional outcomes and healing of patients, and they often work alongside physical therapists and other medical professionals.

a man giving a massage to a man's leg

Sports Setting

Many professional teams hire massage therapists to improve the performance of their athletes.


man getting a massage next to the ocean with a yacht and cruise in the background

Cruise Ships

Cruise ships employ many massage therapists – and you get to travel while you work!


Are you ready to start a career that changes lives?


Apply Today

The Institute for Holistic Health



Our program is registered by the New York State Education Department

©2024 The Institute for Holistic Health | Privacy Policy