Top Massage Therapy Schools in New Jersey

top massage schools in new jersey

Our Top 7 Picks for New Jersey Massage Therapy Schools

There are many really good massage therapy schools in the Garden State of New Jersey and depending on what you are looking for will determine the best school for you. There are several factors including location, cost (tuition and materials), programs offered and financial aid availability.

Below you will find our top picks for New Jersey massage therapy schools. We based our findings on the school’s accreditation, overall reputation and comments from other students.  Besides these schools, we encourage you to find and research as many schools as you can before making a decision on a school.

Do you homework, read, visit and speak with current and past students as you can to help you learn everything you can about a specific school. Please note, tuition rates, scholarship money and programs offered will change from school to school, year to year. We try to keep these numbers updated, but it is important to contact the school for up to date numbers.

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Branford Hall Career Institute

Branford Hall Career Institute

The Branford Hall Career Institute located in Parsippany, New Jersey offers a Certificate program in Massage Therapy.   At Branford Hall’s Massage Therapist training program, you will learn a variety of massage techniques, from acupressure and deep tissue massage to reflexology and Swedish massage.

Cortiva Institute

cortiva institute
Cortiva Institute has schools in 6 states with two of them in New Jersey including Hoboken and Wall.  The schools goal is to provide a well-rounded educational experience focusing on both the art and science of massage.  The schools philosophy is dedicated to providing our students with opportunities to challenge themselves to learn and grow academically, personally and professionally.

Harris School of Business

Harris School of Business Linwood

The Harris School of Business has 2 locations offering a Certificate program for Massage Therapy in Cherry Hill and Linwood. The Massage Therapy program offers hands-on training in a number of massage techniques. Courses include classic massage and soft tissue manipulation in addition to a basic core of communication, client interaction, and business skills.

The combination of these is meant to provide a comprehensive set of skills for entering the workforce as part of a massage therapy office or as an independent contractor. The Massage Therapy program at the Harris School of Business includes a required externship.

Fortis Institute

Fortis Institute has schools in over a dozen states with two in New Jersey however only the Wayne campus offers massage therapy programs. The FORTIS Massage Therapy program can provide you with a basic understanding of the fundamentals of massage. Through lecture and hands-on instruction in massage techniques, pathology, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, you will become prepared to successfully enter the massage industry. The program provides training in the various techniques currently practiced in massage therapy clinics.

Altierus Career Education

Altierus College


Altierus Career Education is located at 5000 Hadley Road, Suite 100 South Plainfield, NJ. They offer a Diploma in Massage Therapy.  Their massage therapy program offers the basic knowledge, tools, ethics and behaviors you need to understand to successfully practice as a massage therapist in a variety of settings.


American Institute

American Institute Massage Therapy School


The American Institute has Certificate Massage Therapy programs in 3 New Jersey locations including Somerset, Clifton and Toms River. In American Institute’s program, students gain a fundamental understanding of Anatomy / Physiology and Pathology which is critical in determining when massage is appropriate for a client.

Body In Mind Massage Institute

Body In Mind Massage Institute is located in Toms River, NJ is a private career massage school in Toms River, New Jersey offering an award winning massage therapy certification program, continuing education training for massage therapists and wellness classes for everyone. Class sizes are intentionally kept small to guarantee personalized attention to each student.

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Become a Licensed Massage Therapist in New Jersey

A career in massage therapy can be exciting and rewarding. If you’ve got questions about the licensing and certification process, make sure you check out our article on New Jersey Massage Therapist Licensing and Certification Requirements.–>