Massage Therapy Programs at Mildred Elley

Mildred Elley taught me how to study and to learn. With those skills I have advanced to become a very skilled Massage Therapist. I feel very fortunate and I love what I do.”

– Kim Lathrop, Class of 2013


Massage Therapy Classes at Mildred Elley

The practice of massage and bodywork has been around for thousands of years and continues to thrive in today’s fast-paced world. The manipulation of the body’s muscles for relaxation and healing is an essential method of therapy. If you’ve considered enrolling in massage schools to learn the essential foundations of massage, then the massage therapy classes in our certificate and A.O.S. degree programs could be the perfect fit for you!

At Mildred Elley, our massage therapy classes provide in-depth exposure and detailed instruction for a number of massage techniques. The Massage therapy classes offered at both of our New York campus locations aim to teach you time-tested techniques of massage. Students who wish to become licensed massage therapists in New York State must successfully complete the A.O.S. degree or Certificate program through the Albany or the A.O.S. degree through our New York City campus, which will prepare them to take the Massage Therapy licensing exam in NY.

As part of our massage therapy course requirements, we emphasize hands-on learning which is why we offer students the opportunity to practice in our massage therapy clinics. These massage therapy classes are designed to provide a wide range of massage skills and experience for our students.

The learning environment

Our Massage Therapy program is an on-campus training program available in Albany and New York City. A hands-on training approach combined with course work is vital to help future massage therapists receive a comprehensive education and to gain confidence working with clients.



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What Do Massage Therapists Do?

Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. As a massage therapist, you could help to relieve pain, aid in the healing of injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, and more! These are all techniques and skills that may be incorporated into your massage therapy classes.

Those that choose massage as a career find it to be a compassionate and gratifying career. The duties of a massage therapist include the following: 1

  • Talk with clients about their symptoms, medical history, and desired results
  • Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
  • Manipulate muscles and other soft tissues of the body
  • Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their posture
  • Document clients’ conditions and progress

Massage therapy classes at Mildred Elley could teach some of these methods of massage. Students learn how massage can be used as a holistic healing method in conjunction with other physical therapy and chiropractic care routines.

Massage Therapy Career Outlook & Where You Could Work

If you’re interested in massage therapy career opportunities, there’s plenty of opportunities to apply your skills. The massage therapy career outlook is positive. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 18% between 2022 to 2032. 2

With a strong massage therapy career outlook, there will be several types of jobs and locations in which to practice. From chiropractic offices and physical therapy clinics to spas and resorts, massage therapy provides opportunities to practice their craft at a wide variety of settings. The largest employers of massage therapists in 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics were: 3.

  • Self-employed
  • Personal care services
  • Health practitioners
  • Chiropractors
  • Accomodation

Another key advantage of a massage therapist career is its flexibility. Maintaining your current lifestyle and schedule is possible because of the many settings you could provide massage services. It’s possible to develop your massage practice over time while pursuing other jobs or education. Massage therapists can work full time or become self-employed and work out of a small office or even in their homes.

Why You Should Enroll in Massage Therapy Classes with Mildred Elley

The Massage Therapy programs at Mildred Elley are carefully designed with students’ success in mind. Our program offers vital hands-on experience working with real clients in our very own massage therapy clinics. After completing the massage therapy course requirements you will be eligible to challenge the licensing exam in Massage Therapy in New York.

The Mildred Elley massage therapy clinics can be found at each campus location in Albany, NY, and New York City. We also offer lifetime job placement assistance to students who complete the massage therapy course requirements and graduate with a degree or certificate from Mildred Elley.

Here are some courses Massage Therapy students can take in our New York campus locations to build on their skills:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Myology & Kinesiology
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Oriental Massage
  • Biology
  • First Aid & CPR

As you can see, there’s a lot to learn about massage therapy from Mildred Elley. Our massage therapy course requirements will include these classes and more for a comprehensive massage therapy education. Choose convenient massage therapy classes that work for you — day, evening, weekend & some online classes are available.

Program Benefits:

  • Financial Aid & Scholarships for Those Who Qualify
  • Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
  • Flexible School Schedule
  • Approved for Veterans Education Benefits in our NY campuses
  • Free Career Assessment

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance:

After graduating from Mildred Elley with a degree or certificate in Massage Therapy enjoy our lifetime job placement assistance. We hope to see YOU pursue a rewarding career!


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Massage Therapists,
    on the Internet at (visited March 3, 2022)
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Massage Therapists,
    on the Internet at (visited March 3, 2022)
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Massage Therapists,
    on the Internet at (visited March 3, 2022)

Available Campuses

Our Massage Therapy Classes are offered at both of our campuses in New York!


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