About Massage Schools

Regardless of which Australian city you live in there is likely to be at least one massage school offering massage training. Certainly in the capital cities, if you are thinking of studying massage either as a possible career or just for interest, then you will probably be in the position to choose from more than one massage training centre.

This website provides information on the massage schools throughout Australia and invites students of schools to leave reviews and feedback on their school to act as a resource for other potential massage students.

Massage therapy training

Any information on this site is independent of any particular training centre - listing on the site is free. Schools listed include Massage School Sydney | Melbourne Massage School | Massage School Brisbane.

Choosing a Massage School

In the last couple of decades there has been a phenomenal growth in the number of people choosing to study both natural therapies and beauty therapy. In particular for both of these areas, massage is by far the most common subject studied albeit probably more therapeutic/remedial massage for those who study natural therapies whereas beauty therapists will almost solely only give relaxation/Swedish massages.

If you are looking at learning how to give a skilled massage be it to earn a living as a massage therapist or just for interest then it is worthwhile taking a little time to research which massage school(s) in your area may be suitable for you.

Probably the first step you should take is to understand what is your goal with respect to your massage therapy training. Is to become a qualified and practising bodyworker? Do you want to provide sports massages for local professional and amateur sporting teams? Would you just like to be able to provide volunteer caring touch at a local nursing home or the like? Or do you just want to give your partner a great massage from time to time?

Your answer to this question will dictate which massage schools you investigate further.

If you want to study massage as a career, then you will probably put larger massage schools at the top of your list as these will be able to provide the range of courses and modules that you will need. They will also be able to provide business support which can be vital if you are to establish yourself as a fully fledged massage therapist. Alternatively finding out them about any job placement programs may be an important consideration for you.

However, be aware that there will be differences between large schools. Just because it teaches lots of massage students does not mean that it will be the best for you. If you particularly want to understand how to become a sports massage therapist, for example, then you will need a school that is strong in that modality.

At the other end of the spectrum, if you are only wanting to learn couples massage then it unlikely that you would wish to invest a large amount of time and money if most of the training would be superfluous for your purposes.

Once you have done an initial screening of possible massage schools in your area, then it is time to delve a little deeper and start looking at factors that may be important to you. These could include:
- qualify of teaching
- detailed suitability of the modules that you can study
- the logistics (if you work full-time then you will need to attend evening/weekend classes)
- the cost.

Visting the school and talking to the teachers is always recommended so that you can understand more about the course structures and the style of teaching. Many places will have open days that are worthwhile attending. A personal favourite of ours is to attend a student massage clinic at the school. This often provides you with the chance to talk to one of the students both to hear their perspective of the teaching and to experience, first hand, the quality of the bodyworkers that are qualifying.