Massage Therapy Programs – San Diego

Massage Therapy Programs – San Diego


Lead the Holistic Healthcare Movement in San Diego

With the U.S. healthcare system currently undergoing a major scientific and philosophical evolution, patients are seeking out natural, evidence-based solutions and preventive services. This transformation is driving demand for health professionals with a passion for evidence-driven holistic healing. The West Coast, in particular, is desperate for professionals who can provide innovative solutions to treat illnesses and mental health disorders, as well as promote overall well-being. The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine massage therapy programs are uniquely positioned to help future healthcare professionals lead the holistic healthcare movement in San Diego, inspiring a deep and lasting respect for the integrity of the human body, mind, and spirit. Our San Diego-based massage therapist school teaches students 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

  • Gain hands-on experience through clinical rotations
  • Choose electives from the fields of sports massage, pediatrics, and reflexology
  • Interact with experienced health practitioners to build and grow your network
  • Choose between flexible day and evening courses and create your own schedule
  • Gain eligibility for membership in the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)

Why Massage Therapy?


As one of the oldest natural wellness practices currently in use around the world, massage therapy is a clinically proven treatment for a range of illnesses, disorders, and anxieties. The stress we experience on a daily basis places strain on our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Massage therapists use holistic massage therapy techniques that combine Eastern bodywork traditions with Western modern science to ease the effects of daily stress. As an alternative method of care, massage therapy is sought after by individuals seeking out natural means of restoring balance among the human body’s multiple and complex systems.

Across the U.S., there is a growing demand for massage practitioners skilled in holistic healing that combines the power of traditional Eastern medicine techniques with the latest scientific, evidence-driven clinical solutions. Massage therapists can specialize in fields such as sports massage, pediatrics, and reflexology and can apply their skills within a spa, clinic, or sports-focused environment. Graduates of the Pacific College massage therapy school in San Diego will have a competitive edge in an industry that is rapidly shifting toward integrated care practices. View Pacific College San Diego’s most recent pass rates for the MBLEx exam here: the first 3 lines (“School”) are our numbers. The next 3 lines (“State”) are California’s pass rates. The last 3 (“National”) show the overall national rates.

Who Should Choose These Programs?


Do you have a passion for improving lives, providing alternative and holistic treatments, and helping others achieve a spiritual, emotional, and physical balance? Then Pacific College’s massage therapy programs are the ideal choice for you. Pacific College students are encouraged to join a growing movement and are provided with the opportunity to start a career centered around providing alternative and evidence-based treatments. Both current and aspiring healthcare professionals choose to enroll in our massage therapy programs. Graduates of our associate and certificate programs in massage therapy will gain a deeper understanding of how to effectively balance the complex systems of a client’s body.

The Pacific College massage therapy programs prepare health practitioners for a rewarding career in the field. Graduates are equipped with the skills they need to restore their clients’ physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through alternative treatments that are based on cutting-edge, evidence-driven solutions. As a massage therapist practicing in San Diego, you will be providing holistic care at the intersection of modern Western science and Eastern medicine. Our programs help students stand out from the competition by strengthening their understanding and grasp of both Eastern holistic healing and modern Western massage therapy techniques.

Student Testimonial

“This is the place to be for so many reasons! My time here was an essential part of my development and growth as a massage therapist and as a person. Pacific College nurtures an atmosphere of love and encouragement that allows you to blossom as a healer."

-Sarai Solis, massage therapy program graduate


Programs within Pacific College’s massage school in San Diego cover the following areas:

  • Tui na (medical massage)
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai massage
  • Trigger point work
  • Neuromuscular techniques
  • Fascial techniques
  • Joint mobilizations

Career Information

Career opportunities for massage therapists are expected to grow by 22 percent between 2014 and 2024. Approximately 50 percent of massage therapists are self-employed or work part time. Our graduates have gone on to work in the following settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Cruise lines
  • Cancer centers
  • Hotels
  • Spas
  • Resorts
  • Sports medicine and physical therapy clinics
  • Private practices
  • And more!

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 the 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 with a strong hands-on clinical component. 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 to speak with an admissions representative who will get you 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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