Massage Therapy Training School

Would you like to become a certified massage therapist and build your career in an atmosphere of health, healing, and holistic well-being? AFNA’s multifaceted and fully-accredited Massage Therapist and Body Wellness program offers you the opportunity to enter this exciting field in just eight months. Contact AFNA for your free career consultation, financial award analysis, A tour of our conveniently located Pasadena Campus.

Pasadena, California
Your Massage Education will take place in Beautiful Pasadena, California.

What You Need to Know

How long does the massage therapy course take to complete?

AFNA’s Massage Therapy and Body Wellness program is an immersive, hands-on bodywork experience that prepares each of our student practitioners to offer massage modalities across a variety of specialized Western and Eastern traditions. AFNA graduates are ready to provide therapeutic healing to clients ranging from everyday people to athletes, older adults, pregnant women, and medical-needs individuals. In just eight months, including clinic hours and externships, graduates are ready to work in this exciting field and embrace opportunities with experience and confidence.

How many hours a week are required?

Massage Therapy students at AFNA should plan to commit an average of 26 hours per week to achieve success with their career training. AFNA’s instructors also provide one-on-one tutoring and training outside of class hours for any who seek it – all included in the cost of tuition!

Are books included in the course cost?

All books and professional massage supplies are included in the cost of AFNA’s Massage Therapy and Body Wellness program.

How much does the massage course cost?

AFNA accepts Federal Student Aid Pell Grants and Loans for students who qualify. Veterans Education Benefits, such as GI Bill® and other student-support programs are also available. Would you like a free financial aid consultation? Contact our admissions office today and don’t forget to ask about our needs-based scholarships as well!

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at gov/gibill.

What is the method of teaching?

Since 2009, AFNA has been training holistically-minded individuals for wellness careers in Southern California and beyond. The quality of each student’s academic and career placement experience is our top priority. Small class sizes, patient and highly qualified instructors, and our committed career-services staff are all hallmarks of the AFNA experience. Contact us for more information  today! It is our privilege to be part of your massage therapy or fitness and nutrition career journey.

What is the best massage therapy certificate?

AFNA has forged strong relationships with reputable and reliable employers throughout Southern California and we have helped students from outside the area with employer connections as well. Employers recognize that an AFNA students brings with them more than just basic knowledge and certification. AFNA graduate are experienced, hands-on body practitioners who exhibit professionalism and confidence from day one. Find out more why AFNA graduates stand out from the crowd. Contact our admissions office today!

Enjoy peace of mind with lifetime job placement support
Graduate 8 Months with placement support

Get more hours (910 hours) with AFNA than any other local massage school. Graduate in just 8 months including school-managed clinic hours and externships.

Free Financial Aid Consultation

Meet for a free Federal Student Aid eligibility assessment. AFNA is also approved for Veterans Education Benefits and needs-based program scholarships.


AFNA’s patient instructors offer years of teaching and training experience. Our low teacher-to-student ratios ensure that each student receives one-on-one academic support.


Everything we do, from your education to resumé-building to one-on-one career counselling is designed with one thing in mind: Your job placement in the field.


Our accredited course allows you to work in the majority of states. For those that required MBLEx we can help prepare you.


We understand sometimes things aren’t straight forward, like LA traffic. If you’re running behind you can tune in virtually not missing anything for when you do arrive.


If you are looking at taking MBLEx (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination) our course is designed to prepare you and we can tutor you to success.

Lifetime Job Placement Support

Resumé building, interview training, and employer outreach are hallmarks of AFNA’s Career Services Office.

Why choose AFNA?

Hands-On Experience = Hands-On Confidence

AFNA’s Massage Therapy and Body Wellness program provides over 350 hours of hands-on bodywork training inside of student lab curriculum, open-to-the-public massage clinics, and school-coordinated externships at Southern California massage therapy businesses.

Beautiful Pasadena Campus

Located on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena across the street from Macy’s and Trader Joe’s, our students enjoy easy access to coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, and nearby city parks. Parking is also easy and free!

We Care About Every Student’s Career Potential

Your relationship with AFNA does not end upon graduation. For us, your investment of time and financial resources means that you are serious about becoming a certified massage therapist. We provide you all the training and support you’ll need to reach that goal, and we don’t stop there. Through one-on-one career placement support,  AFNA will work to match you with an employment outcome that’s right for you.

What our students say


Since 2009, AFNA has enjoyed the privilege of matching our service-minded graduates with career opportunities in California’s flourishing health and wellness sector. Nationally accredited and licensed to operate in the State of California, AFNA’s commitment to academic quality and the overall student experience is enshrined in our mission. Contact us today and discover the difference that AFNA can make in your life.”