A Career In Massage Therapy... YOUR Way!

Ways to work with your schedule while getting certified.

You have something unique and wonderful to offer to the world…but are you able give to your fullest potential in your current job?

If you’re feeling “stuck” or a little lost, and you know you’re meant for more, a career in massage therapy is well within your reach.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg said, “Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” That applies both to the massage patient, and the massage student. Step-by-step, we’ll get you to the career you deserve.

And there’s great news! The demand for massage therapists has never been higher! As more and more people are working longer and more stressful hours…there is a collective but silent cry for help.

Sometimes a massage is the only time a person has to pause, reflect, and just feel. If you want to be in that moment with others and offer them the power of healing energy, Port Townsend School of Massage is for you.

We are a small school with a BIG heart…and we’re here to help you into a future full of energy, health, and healing.

  • Launch a career that actually GIVES you energy rather than draining you.
  • Say YES to the opportunity to work for yourself doing something that contributes positive energy and healing to the world.
  • Wave goodbye to the old nine-to-five and say hello to flexible hours!
  • Feel proud of the positivity and energy you’re giving to others.

There are two ways you can enter the program, each depending on your schedule. 

Keep reading to find out about our two, intensive and comprehensive training programs.

The Weekday Program - Finish more quickly...

Our Weekday Program runs Monday-Wednesday for 10 months for a total of 669 credit hours. The next Weekday program begins March 2024!  WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR UPCOMING WEEKDAY CLASS IN MARCH!  it’s never too soon to apply!  We can help you with getting organized and finding Financial Aid options to pay for school.  Call or email for information and to start a dialog on your future career in massage therapy!

  • Perfect for students with flexible or open schedules.
  • Gets you certified faster so you can kickoff your career ASAP.
  • Gives you an intensive and comprehensive education with plenty of time for practice
Call 360-379-4066 to Apply
“Port Townsend School of Massage is the reason that I am a successful Massage therapist and business owner now.”
Susana J.,

The Weekend Program - Transition to a career you love.

Our weekend program meets every other weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and lasts 18 months for a total of 669 credit hours. The next Weekend class begins September 2024.  This program is not about speed, it’s about accuracy.  It’s built in such a way that you can train and get your education while still maintaining your busy schedule.  It works well for those who need to commute, raise their family, work their job, etc.  It’s a terrific way to get your license with a humane and integrative schedule.  It is never too soon to apply!  Let us help you get organized and figure out Financial Aid options to help you pay for school.  Call or email for more information.  We look very forward to hearing from you!

  • Perfect for students balancing maintaining a job while going to school.
  • Works with your schedule while still allowing you to transition into a career you love.
  • Spread out your education so it is simpler to accomplish without getting overwhelmed.

Call 360-379-4066 to Apply

How Our Graduates Transformed Their Lives

“This is a good place to study and grow”

I am enjoying the education provided by Port Townsend School of Massage and am now half- way through the course work and practicums. My goal is to improve the non- pharmacologic options for my clients and to assure that they receive updated and effective massage therapy in addition to other care I am able to provide as an experienced nurse practitioner. I am learning a lot about massage and its effectiveness for different clinical conditions as well as for stress management and relaxation. I enjoy practicing massage skills with the other students and my own panel of practice clients and I really enjoy receiving massage now when I can. All the instructors here are experienced massage practitioners and they know how to teach so this is a good place to study and grow.
Howard W,
Current Student

“Such gratifying employment all these years”

I’ve always been driven to seek opportunities for meaningful employment by which the investments of my time and energy may best serve the comprehensive needs of others; while in turn igniting my personal growth and professional development. Creativity and compassion are intuitively woven into my perspective when it comes to being in and connecting with the world around me. It has been my absolute pleasure over the years to have found opportunities in which my personal services yield support and bring smiles and laughter to those in my community. Being able to work from a more independent standpoint has welcomed the nuances of my personal flare, wit, and skill sets into these relationships. Looking back at my life’s work thus far, I can say I unintentionally found a self-made career in personal service and feel blessed to have kept such gratifying employment all these years.
Mackenzie K,

“Beyond what I could ever have anticipated...”

"We need folks who will let us try on new ways of being without judging us." - Brene Brown This is what I experienced and received as a student at PTSM. There are some parts of massage therapy that are similar to my patient care experiences and some parts of massage therapy that are very different from the patient care I am used to. Beyond what I could have ever anticipated when I first enrolled, the staff and my classmates at PTSM encouraged and graciously supported my development while honoring my individuality. I was in the weekend program. I can honestly say that each class weekend was a more brilliant experience than the class weekend before. Connecting with fellow learners in a safe, supportive space guided by caring and helpful staff became a treasured experience that I miss since graduating. The personal and professional growth and development PTSM facilitated for me has changed my life. PTSM is a wonderful community that I’m extremely grateful to be part of.
Kimberley B,


The tuition and fees for the Professional Licensing Program along with financing options can be found on our Tuition and Fees page.

*Please note: All fees are subject to change.

669 Hours  Weekday or Weekend

The Upcoming Weekday Program will begin in March of 2024 .

Class Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

The next Weekend Program will begin September 2024. 

Class Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday every other weekend, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The weekend program works very well for those who have a very busy lifestyle (work full time, family at home, commuting from a distance).  

Holidays Observed:

Thanksgiving weekend, Winter Break through New Year’s Day and Memorial Day. With Monday holidays, a Thursday will be added to that week’s schedule.

The massage school is located in Port Townsend at a crossroads where the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the Puget Sound converge and is surrounded by the majesty of the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascades to the east. 

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