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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a rewarding career, with the flexibility to work as part of a team or even run your own business. Massage therapists manipulate soft tissue to treat health problems, improve physical performance, and help people relax.

SIT offers massage qualifications from Diplomas and Degrees to Postgraduate levels covering sports, relaxation or therapeutic/remedial massage. All our courses are internationally recognised with NZQA accreditation.

Our small class sizes enable us to offer a true ‘hands on’ approach to massage therapy education and we now offer Blended Delivery (Distance Learning with a few on-site workshops a year) for our Year 3 of the Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage.

Learn more about becoming a Massage Therapist

Available Courses

Available Courses in

  • Invercargill
  • Gore

Programmes & Tutor Profiles

Student Profiles

"I like the credibility it brings and I always wanted a degree"

Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage -  BTSM graduate survey

"The BTSM has a good reputation with a great learning environment."

Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage -  BTSM graduate survey

"degree-based education opens many doors and has given me many useful skills both on a personal and professional level"

Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage -  BTSM graduate survey

"It was wonderful to be in a programme where the theory linked directly to the real world, and where a large part of my education was applying what I was learning in clinics and community placements"

Andrea Roebeck - Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage graduate

NZ Massage Therapy Research Centre

New Zealand Massage Therapy Research CentreThe NZ Massage Therapy Research Centre (NZMTRC) was established in 2009 by SIT to foster massage therapy research in New Zealand. The NZMTRC aims to promote research and teaching across the wider massage community and provide access to New Zealand based research findings. 

Massage New Zealand

massage_SITSouthern Institute of Technology (SIT) is an affiliate member of Massage New Zealand (MNZ).  MNZ promotes the profession of massage and supports the quality massage therapy education offered at SIT.  MNZ is the only massage therapy specific membership body in New Zealand for professional massage therapists.  It also promotes massage therapy and the ongoing development of the massage industry in New Zealand, through educating the public about the benefits of massage therapy for health and wellness.

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