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:
High job security and job satisfaction
Working a flexible schedule
Good-paying jobs without a degree
High job security and job satisfaction
The ability to be your own boss
A growing profession that helps people
“This is my second career, and I find that massage therapy gives me peace.“
-Don, Full-time Student
How Melissa Knew Massage Therapy was the Right Choice for Her
Feeling lost during her college journey, Melissa knew she wanted to have a rewarding and fulfilling career, but one that did not take years to achieve. While researching the best career opportunities for her future, Melissa discovered massage therapy. The high earning potential, low-stress work environment, and flexible work schedule appealed to her. She enrolled in a massage therapy training program, which was affordable and allowed her to complete the coursework in just one year. After completing the program, she was able to have a flexible, fun, and high-paying career.
James’ Journey to Becoming a Massage Therapist
James always knew he wanted to be in the medical field so he could make a positive impact and help heal others. He initially followed a path in nursing, but it wasn’t long before the long hours and stressful environment began to take their toll on his own health. James began researching alternative healthcare careers, and he discovered massage therapy as a possible option. He quickly enrolled in a massage therapy training program, which offered affordable tuition and the ability to complete the course in as little as a year. After passing his board exams, James now enjoys helping to heal others while working in a low-stress environment with a flexible schedule. He only wishes he had discovered massage therapy sooner!
Erin Chose Massage Therapy to Support her Family
As a single parent, Erin was looking for an opportunity that allowed flexibility while still being able to support her family. Though Erin was interested in entering the medical field, she knew that would be time-consuming and tuition would be costly. When researching her options, Erin discovered massage therapy, and she knew it was the perfect solution! She quickly enrolled in a massage therapy training program, which offered affordable tuition and allowed her to complete her coursework in just one year.
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 therapists have the ability to start their own private practices where they engage with clients on their own terms.
National Massage Franchise Locations
Massage therapists practicing for franchise locations have the ability to build a strong and steady customer base.
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.
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.
Many professional teams hire massage therapists to improve the performance of their athletes.
Cruise ships employ many massage therapists – and you get to travel while you work!
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.
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“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
Why choose us?
While in the program, students will be trained in the practice of Swedish and Eastern massage therapy. Our students will develop a truly holistic approach to the preservation and restoration of human health through an integration of coursework in human anatomy and physiology.
Our graduates are qualified to sit for both the New York State and national licensing exams (MBLEx).
Easy Application Process
Full and Part-time School Schedules
Hands-on Education and Training
New York State Approved Program
Are you ready to start a career that changes lives?