Swedish Institute Reviews - Associate in Massage Therapy

3.91 out of 5 stars
(14 Reviews)
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,725
56% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
79% of 14 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Heidi's Fabulous Fatigue Fighters Worldwide LLC - 5/28/2019
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 1985
"Am forever grateful for the fair, thorough training, teaching, confidence building experience the Swedish Institute afforded me and many others. Massage was different in 1986. LMT's often traveled to Clients homes with tables..$100.00 x's what was suggested to be the goal of 20 Clients a week..was BIG Bucks~and still is. Rates have gone up^^! During the day I worked at local health clubs, on call at some hotels, Elizabeth Arden, eventually rented space in a ladies gym on Park Ave in NYC..and still had time to be home, walk the dog. Every step was great, inspiring..lead to the next, ~..I followed the path that being a freelance LMT offers. Made turns right and left. At age 58 in 2019..found a good place. The healing, healthy, helpful, lucrative most times choice of living this healing arts reality is not always for the weak or meek..BUT will build you to being a "best you" even if you are an introvert~helps you find yourself~ Go to a solid school..one with history like the Swedish Institute, go the extra mile to attend SI...you'll feel the strength of this potential when you walk the halls~ be a trailblazer..it matters. Education is nurtured at the Swedish Institute~ is so worth it! Best."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lori - 9/29/2018
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2008
"I graduated from Swedish Institute in 2001 with a associates degree for the Massage Therapy program. Honestly, after so many years and still having to sadly pay a school loan I want to give this school 0 stars! For any student that is thinking about attending this school please look elsewhere. Dont waste your time and money in this school! If I knew better I would have gotten a degree in Occupational therapy assisting vs. the c*** degree I got from Swedish Institute. Additionally, not only do they make it expensive they make it super difficult especially the c*** tools of assessment class which I believe Frasier developed. Its a useless class which should be taught to people only considering Physical Therapy not Massage Therapy. I have worked in Chiropractic and physical therapy clinics and can honestly say that a lot of the material taught in that class was not even necessary to learn. A special test is only done by a physical therapist not by a massage therapist so what a crock! I wish so bad I never attended this school what a waste of my time and money! Not only Im I a massage therapist my husband is a physical therapist so I know what Im explaining here. Get a better school and a degree in another school not Swedish Institute!"
1.8 out of 5 stars
Graduated Student - 2/18/2015
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2001
"Worst school ever. Administration/Registration/Financial Aid is plagued with incompetence and lack of quality. It is a joke that they are even accredited school. It was like this when I attended in 2001 and apparently is still the same in 2015."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bee Pee - 7/27/2014
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2013
"This school used to be the best massage school. Some of the instructors say that everything changed when it was sold to another company. They let all kinds of people into this school. Some of them are drug addicts, high at school, people with criminal records. I was shocked. It wasn't what I expected. Most of the instructors are good teachers, but can't get their job done properly because of students that are not smart enough, disruptive, equipment that is broken or that they don't have. The school needs an upgrade. I wouldn't go there if I was choosing a school again."