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Massage Therapist Program at The Harris School

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Massage is a healing art as well as a science. As a massage therapist, you can help people in a direct and meaningful way using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. Massage therapists can help their clients reduce stress, manage pain, rehab athletic injuries, and improve overall health.

There are more than 80 different types of massage, including acupressure, deep tissue massage, reflexology, and Swedish massage. Treating an elderly client requires a different set of skills than massaging a pregnant mother-to-be or a professional athlete.  The massage therapist program at Harris School prepares students to work with a wide range of clients.

Become a Massage Therapist

Are you considering attending massage therapist school?  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economic outlook for massage therapy is excellent since public awareness and interest is growing in alternative healthcare options that promote well-being and a better quality of life. Regulation and licensing requirements vary from state to state.  The Massage Therapy program at Harris School will prepare you to take certification exams.

Consider a career as a Massage Therapist

Learn about what you will do on the job, employment outlook, and salary trends.

Sample Harris Massage Therapy Courses

Read about the classes you will enroll in, what they cover, and how they prepare you for your new career.

Placement Services

Once you are ready to start your new career as a massage therapist, we’ll be there with you every step of the way, from resume, to job search, to interview.


Success Story

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Susan Jones
Massage Therapy
Campus: Harris School/Linwood, NJ

Tired of the corporate world, Susan wanted a career in a more relaxed and holistic atmosphere. After seeing a television commercial about the Harris School of Business' Massage Therapy program in Linwood, NJ, she scheduled an appointment with an Admissions Representative to learn more.


"I had looked at two other schools prior, but they didn't quite fit. As soon as I arrived at Harris, it simply felt right. There was no doubt in my mind that I was at the right place."

After finishing the massage therapy program, Susan decided to start her own business, Peace of Mind, Inc. "Owning my own business allows me to continue doing business when and where I choose. My schedule is flexible and I am able to keep my income at a very comfortable level while not missing any of my children's functions or vacations that we plan," Susan said.

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About Becoming a Massage Therapist

All in a Day's Work

There is no such thing as a typical day for a massage therapist because of the flexibility of this career path. Your day would depend on your schedule and the setting in which you would be working. But here are some of the tasks you might perform regularly, in addition to the actual massage you will offer:

  • Interview a new client
  • Fill out a client intake form
  • Study/review existing client files
  • Prepare products, choose music, light candles
  • Change linens
  • Administrative work, including marketing, billing, networking