Top 5 Massage Therapy Schools in California

top massage schools in california

Our top 5 picks for California Massage Schools

Looking for a top massage school in California? We’ve selected several California massage therapy programs for your review. These schools are just a few of many and we picked them based on their reputation, accreditation and student feedback.

Before deciding what school is right for you, we urge you to spend some time researching these schools as well as any others you may be interested in.  You may want to look at location, programs offered, total costs including tuition and financial aid availability.

To Find a Massage Therapy Schools Located Near You

We work with several schools via their brokers and the best way to see if one of these schools is located near you is to click on the FIND A SCHOOL button, fill out the short form below, find a school, fill out the rest of the information request and a representative from the school will contact you to answer your questions and explain how to apply.


Milan Institute

milan institute

The Milan Institute has 4 locations in California offering Certificates in Massage Therapy. One is located at the Bakersfield Central Campus at 2822 F Street, Bakersfield, CA and another at the Fresno Campus located at 255 W. Bullard Ave., Fresno, CA.  There is also a campus in Palm Desert Campus at 75030 Gerald Ford Dr., Palm Desert, CA  and another one in Visalia Campus at 3356 S Fairway, Visalia, California.

Their unique curriculum includes the best of Eastern, Western and ancient practices, as well as the latest massage therapy techniques. Combined, this can give you the skills and confidence to excel in massage clinics, spas, hospitals, doctors’ offices, sporting events and more.

Brightwood College

Brightwood College has 3 locations in California offering Diplomas in Massage Therapy. One is at their Palm Springs Campus located at 2475 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA. The Riverside Campus is located at 4040 Vine Street Riverside, CA 92507  and the other is their Vista Campus located at 2022 University Drive, Vista, CA.  Their program can provide you with the training required to enter this growing field.


Massage Center

Massage Center School

Massage Center is located at 171 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd 
Thousand Oaks, CA and offers 2 programs for a Certificate in Massage Therapy. The owner/founder, Dr. Helle Leap, designed the course for someone just like YOU to complete your personal goal of entering the massage therapy industry within 5 months.


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Train to Become a Licensed California Massage Therapist

Interested in in becoming a massage therapist? Wondering what the requirements to become licensed and certified massage therapist in the state of California?

As each state is different, you’ll want to check out our detailed information on California Massage Therapist Licensing and Certification Requirements.