The gift is in your hands; learn to use it at Oregon School of Massage!

We offer massage and bodywork courses for aspiring massage therapists, licensed professionals and the general public. We believe what a therapist communicates through their touch, combined with knowledge of the body and presence, can make the difference between a basic massage and a truly healing experience. Explore our website to discover how we incorporate this philosophy to train well-rounded massage therapists.


Manual Resisted Muscle Testing


This class teaches the techniques of manual resisted muscle testing and orthopedic tests in order to guide you to the source of the pain. You will learn consistent and organized ways to screen clients and where to apply your own massage techniques in order to work more efficiently and effectively. (NCBTMB Approved)
To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.

OSM-Portland April 23-24, Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm, $300, 15CEs(NCBTMB Approved)

  • "I totally credit my success (at wellness clinic) to your excellent curriculum and knowledgeable instructors." L.M. (2007 Graduate)

  • "Since beginning courses...I have come to appreciate another factor about OSM. It has a special atmosphere of inclusiveness and acceptance." CG (2008 Graduate)

  • "All the instructors and staff are genuinely caring, compassionate and understanding, and all of my classmates are so down to earth and non-judgmental." NG (2010 Graduate)

  • "You guys did a great job preparing me for this career path...Thank you for being so supportive, kind and patient with me...It’s been a long and wonderful road." - EM (2013 OSM Graduate)

Massage Training Previews

Previews help you make a sound decision about choosing a career in massage by outlining the time, finances and energy needed for training. Oregon licensing and career opportunities are discussed. There is no cost to attend.
Next Dates:
Thursday, April 28: 6:30-8:30pm - SALEM
Saturday, April 30: 10am-12pm - PORTLAND
To reserve a seat, contact:
PORTLAND - Shannon Jackson, 800-844-3420 or  E-mail SALEM - Janet Burkhart, 877-588-8912 or  E-mail

Neuromuscular Therapy


NMT Cervical Spine
May 7-8, Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm
15 CEs $325
OSM PORTLAND - 9500 Barbur Blvd, Suite 100

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a highly effective and specific form of therapeutic massage. In this class you will learn invaluable assessment tools as well as detailed and thorough treatment protocols to address many common cervical spine conditions using the hands as well as T-Bars. (NCBTMB Approved) To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.

Palpation Skills


Palpation Skills
May 12-June 9, Thu 6:30-9:30pm
15 CEs $270
OSM SALEM - 2111 Front ST NE, Suite 3-101

Refines the palpation skills taught in Massage and Kinesiology classes. The course develops cognitive, kinesthetic, and communication skills needed for successful tissue treatment. Palpation is an art and skills take time to develop. Practice and persistence are needed. Classes consist of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. This class is offered as a required component of the massage training or continuing education. To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.