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Massage Therapist

Train for a career as a Massage Therapist at Swedish Institute!

If you’re looking for a massage therapy school in NYC, look no further than Swedish Institute. Our school is the only one in the country with over 100 years of experience* in educating and training passionate students on their career paths to joining the massage therapy field.

Get the hands-on training you need in the Massage Therapy degree program at Swedish Institute so that you can be on the road to a new career improving the quality of life of others in what is projected to be one of the country’s fastest-growing fields.

Employment of Massage Therapists is projected to grow 26% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations! **

Swedish Institute trains students to use both Western and Eastern massage theories to promote relaxation, reduce pain, and treat a variety of medical conditions in various health care environments – all with a goal of wellness and healing through massage and bodywork.

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What our Graduates Say:

"I love Swedish Institute and definitely recommend it. Now that I have my license the opportunities are everywhere, I promise you. I have about four jobs right now and I am turning away offers"



"I did a lot of research and spoke to people, and a common answer seemed to always be Swedish Institute. In New York, Swedish Institute has the reputation of being the "Harvard" of massage schools. So because I personally always valued the best when it comes to education, I decided to go for a tour of the school. Upon arriving, I immediately knew that this is where I needed to be."



Why choose Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy Training?

Established in 1916

Swedish Institute has been training massage and allied health professionals in the New York metropolitan area for over 100 years.

Practical experience and hands-on experience

provide students with an opportunity to assist and work in a variety of settings, including our on-campus massage clinic.

iPad Program***

Newly enrolled students receive a fully equipped iPad with digital textbooks and useful apps, integrating modern technology for today’s careers. Your iPad graduates with you!

Extensive curriculum

that provides knowledge of anatomy, massage techniques and thorough education in classical Swedish massage and Five-element Shiatsu Massage.

Experienced faculty

brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom from their years of experience in the field.

Practical experience

is gained through supervised clinical instruction in a variety of settings including our on-site massage clinic.

Dedicated Career Services team

with one-on-one guidance that is available to graduates for assistance on résumé writing, mock interviews, job placement, and networking events.

Convenient location in Manhattan

Our campus is in the heart of Chelsea, just a few blocks away from Penn Station and many major subway and bus lines.

Accreditations and Registration

* Swedish Institute was founded in 1916 and is the oldest continuously operating massage therapy institution in the country. Swedish Institute’s programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. Accredited by ACCSC. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please visit
** Bureau of Labor Statistics
*** Applies to full time students only.