Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage 302 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14607

Accreditations & Registrations

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

What do you need to become a successful massage therapist?

  1. Training that fully prepares you to begin your new career in the massage field.
  2. A skill-set that can make you the most sought after therapist wherever you work.
  3. An atmosphere that nurtures and empowers you through a transformative process that is integrated into your educational experience.
  4. Training in proper body mechanics so you can enjoy longevity as a massage therapist.

"OSTM prepared me to be a massage therapist with a strong science foundation and a deep understanding of the human body. I can talk to my clients and their other healthcare providers, understand their muscle issues, and treat them accordingly. As a massage therapist I am a part of my client's overall health and wellness, encouraging them to take better care of their bodies, and helping them to have a greater awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle."
Gena Rosenbaum, LMT, Co-Owner, Elite Massage Therapy, 2008 Graduate

Who Chooses OSTM?

  • Those who want job satisfaction. (Massage therapy is the profession rated #1 in job satisfaction in the U.S.)
  • Those interested in holistic health, integrative medicine and a clinically based massage education.
  • Those wanting to be exceptional massage therapists.
  • Those interested in health, wellness and personal transformation.
  • Those interested in a cutting edge and comprehensive technique curriculum.
  • Health professionals who want to learn massage.
  • Entrepreneurial individuals interested in creating their own business and setting their own schedule.
  • People who want to make a difference in their world and in people's lives.
  • Small classes with an average student teacher ratio in hands-on classes of 10:1.
  • Highly skilled and experienced faculty who have been teaching and practicing their passion for many years and are very effective in passing their wisdom, skill and experience to you.
  • An atmosphere and a community that nurtures and encourages the full empowerment and expression of who you are integrated into your educational experience.
  • OSTM's teaching methods naturally accommodate a variety of learning styles that can lead you to experience academic and professional success.
  • In depth knowledge and real world application that gives you credibility and respect from potential referral sources like: medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, psychologists, and holistic health professionals.
  • Graduate with the ability to assess and treat a wide range of health issues.
  • An entrepreneurial, comprehensive business curriculum that will give you the tools to start and succeed in your own massage business.
  • A 1,000-hour all-inclusive curriculum, including science, hands-on coursework, and real-world experience in the student massage clinic.
  • Financial Assistance -- OSTM offers you financial assistance in the form of Federal Student Loans (Stafford loan/PLUS loan), Federal Student Grants (Pell grant) and student loans through select private lenders, for those who qualify. Our Financial Aid department will walk you through the process to help make it affordable for you to begin your massage career.

How does OSTM give you the tools you need to become a successful massage therapist?

How can you help make school affordable for me?

What type of reputation does an OSTM graduate have?

Employers prefer to hire OSTM grads. Our graduates are valued for their:

  1. superior knowledge of the body
  2. superior assessment skills
  3. broad, deep technique skills
  4. professional attitudes. Our highly-sought after graduates recognize they have a competitive edge

OSTM's Accreditation

Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage is accredited by the ACCSC, the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges.

5 Easy Steps to Explore Your Possibilities

  1. Make an appointment to experience a personal tour.
  2. Meet with an Admissions Advisor and have all of your questions answered in detail.
  3. Find out about all of your financial options that can make school affordable for you.
  4. Decide if the field of massage therapy and the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage are a great match for you.
  5. Live Your Dream and make a difference in peoples' lives!

All great journeys start with a dream. All great success starts with taking action on that dream.


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Program Name Class Hours Tuition Start Month Duration   Schedule Type Status
Massage Therapy - Evening1000  $$September15 monthsevenings
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Massage Therapy - Full time1000  $$January6 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy - Part Time1000  $$January12 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy - Full time1000  $$July6 monthsweekdays
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Massage Therapy - Part Time1000  $$July12 monthsweekdays
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