Top 5 Massage Therapy Schools in California

top massage schools in california

What are 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.

What Massage Therapy Schools Are Located Near Me?

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 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.


To select schools & programs, put a check or checks in the box(s) next to the program you are interested in and click NEXT. If you want to find schools in other locations, click the "Refine Results" & change the zip code*

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.



National Holistic Institute

The National Holistic Institute is considered one of the most established and respected massage therapy schools in California. With 10 locations including Emeryville, Petaluma, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Sana Ana, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Redding and Clovis.  The school is nationally accredited, offers a flexible school schedule and has high job placement rates.