Massage Therapy School in New York City

Massage Therapy School in New York City

NYC Needs Holistic Healers to Transform Healthcare

As the U.S. healthcare system undergoes a major scientific and philosophical evolution, patients are increasingly seeking out natural, evidence-based solutions and preventive services. The increased demand for evidence-driven holistic healing is transforming the healthcare industry. In New York, health practitioners are providing innovative solutions to treat illnesses and mental health disorders, as well as promote overall well-being. The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine massage therapy program is uniquely positioned to help prepare students to join the thriving community of holistic healing. Our experienced faculty strives to inspire within students a deep and lasting respect for the integrity of the human body, mind, and spirit. Students enrolled in Pacific College’s New York-based massage therapist school learn the integrated care-oriented massage techniques they need to improve the lives and well-being of their clients.

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Programs Offered

Program Highlights

  • Learn from massage therapists in clinical rotations
  • Choose electives from the fields of pediatrics, sports massage, and reflexology
  • Participate in local annual health and wellness events
  • Develop mastery of Asian and Western bodywork therapies

Why Massage Therapy?


Practiced for over 4,000 years, massage therapy is celebrated throughout the world for its mental and physical health benefits. In recent years, massage therapy has gained wider acceptance among modern healthcare practitioners as a potent treatment for stress. Skilled massage therapists combine Eastern bodywork techniques with Western modern science to provide therapy that is clinically effective, holistic in nature, and efficiently targets a patient’s health and emotional needs simultaneously. Clinical research shows that massage therapy can treat or alleviate headaches, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, anxiety, stress-induced insomnia, and soft tissue strains or injuries.

As the U.S. healthcare system continues to embrace integrative healthcare treatments, the need for trained massage therapists—specialists who can combine the latest medical science with traditional alternative health techniques—will only increase. The Pacific College massage therapy school in New York provides students with the skills they need to excel as integrated massage therapy specialists.

    Who Should Choose this Program?


    Our Pacific College massage therapist degree in NYC appeals to individuals who possess an innate passion for natural care and who recognize the importance of evidence-based practices. If you are eager to help improve the emotional and physical health of patients in need and you are also committed to delivering complementary and alternative care—integrated solutions that blend modern Western clinical techniques and strategies with traditional Eastern holistic healing practices—then Pacific College is the right choice for you.

    Our Pacific College massage therapist school in NYC teaches students to view their clients’ needs from a holistic and clinical perspective. We challenge students to grow personally and professionally so that they may understand their role as a natural and evidence-driven healer in restoring their clients’ spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. Pacific College massage therapy courses teach both traditional Chinese medicine and modern Western medical science to give graduates a unique competitive advantage within the field. At the Pacific College massage therapist school in New York, we are advocates for holistic care and believe in educating future leaders who will go on to strengthen the role of massage therapy in the field of holistic care.

    Student Testimonial

    “While discovering the healing power of touch and making friends that I now call family, I was also healing myself. I now have my own practice and work with people that have the same passion for helping others. I can never thank the faculty, staff, and students enough for this life-changing experience! I have no doubt that I made the right decision.”

    —Allan Felicano


    Students enrolled in the Pacific College massage school in New York will study:

    • Physiology
    • Anatomy
    • General pathology
    • Kinesiology
    • Oriental medicine theory
    • Tui na (medical massage)
    • Swedish massage
    • Shiatsu
    • Thai massage
    • Trigger point work
    • Neuromuscular techniques
    • Fascial techniques
    • Joint mobilizations

    Students can choose an elective from the following massage specialties:

    • Advanced shiatsu
    • Prenatal massage
    • Hot stone and hydrotherapy techniques
    • Ayurvedic (whole body) massage
    • Treating disharmonies with tui na

    Career Information

    Massage therapists enjoy flexible work schedules and approximately 50 percent of massage practitioners in the U.S. work part-time or are self-employed. The growth rate for massage therapy occupations is expected to increase by 22 percent between 2014 and 2024. Pacific College graduates of the massage therapy school in NYC have found employment in resorts, spas, hotels, private practices, hospitals, cruise lines, sports medicine and physical therapy clinics, and cancer centers.

    About Us

    Since 1986, those with a calling to heal and promote overall health in the mind and body have turned to the programs at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Graduates are prepared to both prevent and remedy pain, discomfort, and disease through practices such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nursing.

    Pacific College prepares students for careers as healing practitioners through an intersection of Eastern healthcare practices and Western bioscience practices and a strong hands-on clinical experience. All three campus locations feature student clinics where learning practitioners serve the needs of real clients.

    Ready to Apply?

    If you think a career in holistic medicine is something you would like to pursue, contact us and speak to an admissions representative to get started on your new journey!

    For more information, call (855) 866-6767 or fill out our contact form to be contacted by a Pacific College representative.

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