Massage Therapy Programs

Why Finger Lakes School of Massage?

Our focus is on you—the student—as a whole. At FLSM you will learn valuable business, life, and communication skills which set you apart from other massage therapists—skills that prepare you to achieve success both professionally and personally.

We offer support even after you graduate with our Alumni Program, which features job listings and other helpful tools; and through Continuing Education, to help keep you up to date with licensure requirements.

If you're making a commitment to your future, we're making a commitment to you.

Education is an investment. You should get the highest return possible. Click the Apply Online button below to start your application today!

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Why Become A Massage Therapist?

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?


What You'll Learn

Swedish Massage

Learn the techniques of Swedish Massage, designed to relieve muscle aches and increase relaxation.

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Anatomy and Physiology

A study of the structure and function of the systems of the body.

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Energy Palpation
and Reflexology

Exploring the electromagnetic field of the human body through palpation and sensation.

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Learn Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu practice as a system of thought, treatment, and lifestyle.

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Neuromuscular Therapy

NMT focuses on sites of neuromuscular dysfunction (known as trigger points) in order to relieve pain.

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Medical Massage

Focuses on musculoskeletal pathologies and how to approach them by using different techniques.

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Sports Massage

Help athletes achieve optimal performance and recover from injuries, chronic pain or limited motion.

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Pregnancy Massage

Introduction to pregnancy massage therapy, including positioning, labor support, and infant massage.

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Learn about diseases and other health conditions which massage therapists are responsible for knowing.

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Connective Tissue Therapy

CTT targets the connective tissue surrounding the muscles to return them to a relaxed state.

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Kinesthetic Awareness through Movement

KAM focuses on gentle movement, particularly on the joints and the connections between joints.

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Oncology Massage

Everything you need to know about working on clients who have been diagnosed with cancer.

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Massage Programs


Our full-time track enables students to complete the program in just 8 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.


We know that not everyone has the flexibility to attend school full-time, which is why we offer a flexible part-time program at each of our campuses.

Our 15 month part-time program is split between 2-3 evenings and 3 Saturdays a month which prepares you to sit for the New York State licensing exam which is offered twice annually.

Paying for Massage School

You have several options when it comes to paying for school, including:

Federal Financial Aid (grants and/or loans)
Individualized Payment Plans
State and Federal Employment & Training Offices
Veterans' Administration
Vocational & Educational Service for Individuals with Disabilities
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Commission for the Blind
Sallie Mae Loan

We're here to answer all your questions and support you every step of the way.

All you have to do is ask.


Program Details:

1000 Hours
Hands-on training
Books & supplies included
Eligible to take state exam
Eligible to take national exam

*Please note that schedules and fees are subject to change.

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