Three Program Options
: to better fit your schedule, we offer our Massage Therapy training in either a Full-Time, Part-Time Evening or Part-Time Morning format. Each format is offered twice a year, in the spring and fall.
2. Exclusive Massage Therapy Education: we offer a comprehensive curriculum which covers many modalities and introduces students to a variety of different massage options, and all science classes are taught in the context of Massage Therapy.
3. Financial Aid: Federal Student Aid is available to those who qualify, as well as private education loans and several tuition payment options to meet the unique needs of our students.
4. Outstanding State Exam Results: our graduates average a 90% passing rate, New York State average is 77%.
5. Experienced Faculty: accomplished professionals who are dedicated to leading students down a successful path in their learning experience by genuinely caring for each student.
6. Community Service: students have the opportunity to provide massage at local medical sites, including local hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice facilities.
7. Bodyworker Supply Store: extensive supply of massage therapy products and equipment for students and practitioners, including special order products.
8. Job Placement Center: an on-staff placement coordinator assists graduates in finding a job to start their massage career.
9. ACCSC Accreditation: accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, a national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
10. Sporting Events: students have the opportunity to provide massage at eight planned sporting events including the Women’s 5K National Championship (Freihofers Run for Women) and the Lake Placid Ironman Competition.
11. Applied Techniques: a 12-hour intensive course that combines medical assessment and Western techniques and folds them together to demonstrate, in a practical way, how to develop a treatment plan for specific injuries and apply this in a special session of student clinic
12. Student Clinic: provides students with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills while working directly with public clients in a supervised setting.
13. On Campus Amenities: full kitchen and comfortable lounge area, student massage library with computer workstations, free WiFi and meditation room.
14. Continuing Education: the Red Pines Training Center offers various classes to further and enhance students learning experience.
15. Location: conveniently located in Albany, NY, our students enjoy all the best that New York's Capital District has to offer.
16. Dedicated Administrators: our directors are educators who are dedicated to integrating the latest research and trends from the massage field into the classroom.
17. Small Classes: excellent student/teacher ratio in science and bodywork classes.
18. Integrative Seminar: a course designed to encourage each student to research a specific massage topic.
19. Student Tutoring Service: instructors are available to provide students with weekly private or group tutoring sessions.
20. Wellness and Self Care: students have over 25 hours of class time dedicated to self-care and professionalism to assist in the learning experience.
21. Supportive Admissions Department: helpful admissions staff dedicated to easing students transition into the massage program.
22. Supportive Environment: nurturing environment for students to flourish in with a staff and faculty dedicated to assisting students.
23. Professional Development: over 40 hours of the program dedicated to helping students create a successful massage career.
24. Professional Counseling Services: up to 4 free visits with a professional counselor are available if needed.
25. A Rich History: The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy has been training talented, caring and successful Massage Therapists since 1998. We put that experience to work for each and every student that enters our program.