Become a Massage Therapist

Massage Therapy CareerA career in Massage Therapy will offer you the satisfaction of helping people, working in different industries and having flexible working hours or even self-employment.

Our Massage Therapy Graduates:

  • Work in the health and wellness industry
  • Run their own business from home
  • Combine travel and work in some amazing locations
  • Work with Sports Teams and Elite Athletes
  • Work in the Spa Industry
  • Are part of multi-disciplinary teams (physiotherapists, osteopaths, acupuncturists, naturopaths)
  • Have working hours that fit around family and social life

Massage Therapists enjoy helping people


Massage Therapy Study Staircase

You can choose to start your Massage Therapy career journey with the Level 5 Diploma in Wellness & Relaxation Massage or Year 1 of the Bachelor of Therapeutic & Sports Massage


At SIT, we want to develop massage therapists who can

  • Think as well as they can work with their hands and hearts

  • Provide a better service for massage therapy clients

  • Provide credibility for the work massage therapists do and to grow the competency and research level of the massage therapy profession.


 Wellness & Relaxation

 Massage Therapist

 NZ Diploma in Wellness & Relaxation

 Massage (Level 5)
 Only be able to work in the Massage & Spa


 Remedial Massage


 NZ Diploma in Remedial Massage

 (Level 6)
 Can work in the Massage, Spa, Sports and 

 Health Industries. 

 Therapeutic or Sports

 Massage Specialist

 Bachelor of Therapeutic & Sports

 Massage (Level 7)

 Can work in the Massage, Spa, Sports and 

 Health Industries.

New Opportunity – Blended Delivery of the Year 3 Therapeutic & Sports Massage BTSM (Level 7)

Those who hold a Level 6 NZ Diploma in Remedial Massage can upgrade their qualification to a degree through Blended learning.

  • 3 face-to-face teaching blocks per year
  • Massage therapy clinical practice in your own community
  • Online learning and tutorial classes
  • Part-time and full-time options available.

Students are also able to gain further academic credit for their clinical practice and professional development hours.

Massage NZ

Qualified Massage Therapists should register and be listed on the Massage New Zealand database of registered Massage Therapists and only work within their qualification scope of practice.