Accreditations & Memberships

The Institute for Therapeutic Massage is affiliated with the following:

St. Barnabas Healthcare System – Community Medical Center

Opened in 1961, Community has evolved into the state’s largest non-teaching hospital, and Ocean County’s largest healthcare facility offering a comprehensive array of wellness and medical services that includes world-class cancer, diabetes, emergency, and cardiac care. They are also well known for their award-winning centers of excellence for women, children and seniors.

Community Medical Center has fully embraced complementary healthcare, and has massage therapists on their staff.

Holy Name Hospital (Teaneck, NJ – Bergen County)

For over 85 years, Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, NJ has provided the communities and families of northern New Jersey with compassionate medical and nursing care, continued technological advances, and an environment of healing dedicated to the needs of each individual patient. This complete level of health care excellence is not only what our patients rely upon; it’s the very foundation in which we pride ourselves.

Founded and sponsored in 1925 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Holy Name Medical Center has evolved into a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, yet we still recall our community Medical Center roots by demonstrating a level of personalized care lost in many of today’s long and short term medical care facilities.

Holy Name Medical Center is a comprehensive facility providing high-quality healthcare across a continuum that extends from prevention through treatment and on toward recovery and wellness. With more than 850 physicians representing more than 33 medical specialties, Holy Name provides an exceptional healthcare experience for its patients.

Centers of excellence at Holy Name include bariatric services, bone and joint care, breast care, cancer care, cardiovascular services, renal dialysis, emergency care, interventional radiology, maternal/child health, multiple sclerosis, sleep medicine, stroke care, and clinical research.

Accredited by:

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)

COMTA is the only specialized accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education with a primary focus on massage education.

Approved by:

The New Jersey Department of Education & Labor (Workforce and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation)

The New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) allows for state supplemented retraining.

U.S. Department of Education

The US DOE allows access to Title IV Financial Aid (Pell grants and Stafford loans) to students who qualify.

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

This organization allows for the training of military veterans.

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork(NCBTMB)

ITM is approved as a continuing education provider under what was formerly known as Category A. The NCBTMB, is an independent, private, nonprofit organization formed to set high standards of ethical and professional practice through a recognized, credible credentialing program. It also promotes the worth of National Certification to the public and the profession, maintains the quality of the National Certification Program, and requires continuing education to keep practitioners current with advances in the field. NCBTMB certifies massage therapists and bodyworkers on behalf of the profession for the benefit of consumers, employers and practitioners through The National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCETMB).

Member of:

The American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools

AMTA works to establish massage therapy as being integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, certification, school accreditation, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members. Student memberships are available.

ABMP: American Bodywork and Massage Professionals

ABMP is an organization that is dedicated to helping students of massage therapy as well as graduated practitioners gain access to the tools that will make them successful in their career. This includes insurance (student and professional), magazines, books, referral networks, business management and marketing guides, educational forums, board and legislative information.