We Can Barely Contain Our Excitement...

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.


The mission of the Finger Lakes School of Massage is to prepare each student for a career in massage therapy by providing a holistic education that honors scientific and intuitive approaches to healing, creating a culture that invites exquisite care of self and others, and doing so in an atmosphere of joy, abundance, compassion, curiosity, and respect.

Why Our School?

We support our students from the moment they submit their application to long after they graduate.

We foster a safe environment where curiosity and compassion are encouraged by our experienced and dedicated staff.

Our students feel secure exploring the boundaries of self knowledge due to the holistic and nurturing environment that has been carefully curated and meticulously maintained.

Come learn with us.

Why Massage Therapy?

Did you know that the earliest reference to massage therapy was found in Egyptian tombs? Some of the scenes painted on tomb walls depict ancient Egyptians using essential oils, practicing reflexology and enjoying foot rubs. Talk about an advanced civilization, right?

That's because massage therapy has been proven effective for reducing pain and muscle tension, and some studies show that massage therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of many other ailments, including anxiety, headaches and fibromyalgia. Actually, the list goes on and on.

But even at its most basic, massage therapy can turn any day into a better day. Getting a massage can relieve stress and put a skip in our step. Getting a massage just makes us feel better.

How gratifying would it be to make a career out of improving someone's day on a cellular level?

As more and more people are seeking out massage therapy, whether as a way to deal with chronic pain or just as a way to relax, opportunities for massage therapists are growing—faster than the average for all other careers, according to the United States Department of Labor.

Sounds exhilarating, doesn't it? But, wait—there are some other things you should consider before deciding if massage therapy school is the right choice for you.

Do you enjoy working with your hands?

Does the idea of working in healthcare intrigue you? What about working in a spa?

Or maybe you want to open your own practice?

Just think of all the possibilities. . . Are you ready for an adventure?

We think it's obvious by now that we are passionate about massage therapy and we'll admit that we're excited that you're considering enrolling in our massage therapy school. But only you know whether massage therapy school is the path that you have been seeking. We're only a phone call or email away to answer your questions—all you have to do is get in touch.

Is FLSM Right For You?

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