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About SSMT

The mission at Sarasota School of Massage Therapy is to train students to become skillful, responsible, and caring massage therapists, and to provide an opportunity for personal growth and awareness.

Since 1978, in various locations, under various stewardship, it has been assembling an inspiring faculty, crafting a phenomenal curriculum, and training successful professionals.

We are a community of massage therapy educators with, collectively, more than 500 years in practice. It's hard to imagine that so many amazing people practice in a city this size, and that SSMT could find them, organize them, and build something so vital.


SSMT is accredited by the following accrediting agencies:

Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE)

41 Perimeter Center East, NE, Suite 640
Atlanta, GA 30346
(770) 396-3898

Licensure & Approvals

  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education
  • US Department of Education: Eligible Institution for Title IV Federal Financial Aid
  • Florida Dept. Of Veterans Affairs, State Approving Agency for Veterans' Education and Training
  • Florida Board of Massage Therapy, Florida Department of Health
  • Student Exchange and Visitor Program, Department of Homeland Security; Approved for Foreign Students

Focused on Your Success

It is the purpose of SSMT to train students for a career in massage therapy and to create a learning environment in which the journey is as valuable as the destination. It is also our aim to equip students with the ability to make the most of further education in bodywork. In doing so we strive to graduate mindful, creative, knowledgeable professionals who will use their skill and compassion to benefit themselves and their communities. See our amazing campus focused on helping you explore your possibilities.

Unleash Your Potential

Are you considering a career in massage therapy? If it's a good fit for you, massage therapy can be an incredibly rewarding profession. The first step in an exploration is to find out if it's right for you, and that starts with a phone call.

Autumn Lopez, the caring and knowledgeable SSMT Admissions Guide, will be happy to help you explore your career goals and options. An effective next step, to help you choose the right path for yourself, is a simple chat on the phone to discuss where you are in your life, where you might want to go, and how you might get there. Call 877-613-7768 - or click here to request a caring and supportive conversation. Explore your possibilities!

Want to Know More?

A chat with the SSMT Admissions Guide, Autumn Lopez, is the best way to get your questions answered. Call 877-613-7768 - or click below to request a caring and supportive conversation.

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