Massage Therapy Training

At FLSM, we really, really love what we do. We believe in the power of bodywork because, well, because we've seen it work. And we also believe in our students and our graduates, because hey, authentic passion is contagious, and our students demonstrate the same affection for the field of massage therapy that we do.

FLSM opened its first campus, in Ithaca, in 1994. Due to the success of that campus and continued projected growth in the field of massage therapy, we opened our second campus, in Mount Kisco, in 2008.

We are proud to say that Finger Lakes School of Massage has produced, and continues to produce, well-trained, passionate, dedicated, and satisfied graduates that embody the spirit of trust, cooperation and integrity that FLSM prides itself on.

Program

Increased awareness of the health benefits of massage therapy may be one of the reasons behind such rapid growth in opportunities. The United States Department of Labor estimates that between now and 2024, job opportunities for massage therapists are expected to increase 22 percent—a rate the Dept. of Labor calls "much faster than average" compared to the average job growth rate of 7 percent for all other careers.

But there is so much more to a career in massage therapy than job growth.

Imagine using your hands to ease someone's pain.

Imagine if going to work meant improving your clients' quality of life, as well as your own.

Imagine a career that brings you joy?

Full-Time

Our full-time track enables students to complete the program in just 7 months, making them eligible to sit for the New York State licensing exam which is offered twice annually. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Part-Time

We know that not everyone has the flexibility to attend school full-time, which is why we offer part-time programs at each of our campuses. Our 13 month and 21 month part-time programs prepare you to sit for the New York State licensing exam which is offered twice annually. In addition to class, both full and part-time students participate in the Student Clinic to get hands-on training and meet licensure requirements. Student Clinic hours vary according to campus and program and can include morning, evening, and weekend sessions.

Accreditation 

Finger Lakes School of Massage is fully accredited by the ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training).

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