Career Options

Relaxation Massage

  • Self employment
  • Work within the spa industry
  • Workplace, On-site, corporates
  • Hotel industry and health centres
  • Ski-fields, gymnasiums, cruise ships
  • Spa, resorts and relaxation centres
Therapeutic/Sports Massage

  • Self-employment
  • Working alongside other professionals in physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy or medical centres
  • Spas, resorts, hotels
  • On-site corporate, rest homes
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Sports teams / athletes


What Students and Graduates Say About Us

“I have always been interested in massage and really wanted to start a career in New Zealand. Since I started studying at NZCM, I have gained my Diploma in Health Sciences (Therapeutic Massage) in Wellington and I am now studying the Diploma in Health Sciences (Massage and Sports Therapy). I also have a part-time job in a massage centre as massage therapist and will hopefully get a full time job when I am graduated from my Bachelor in Health Studies (Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy).”


“My goal is to finish the Diploma programme through NZCM and then get into the healthcare business. NZCM is teaching me so much, the tutors are very professional and because of the small classes we get to interact with the tutors and other (Kiwi) students a lot. The Diploma programme helps me developing the practical skills I need to get a job in the field and it definitely measures up to my expectations! I already have a job at City Osteopaths in Wellington, which I got because of the many work placements we get at NZCM.”

“Since I started the degree at NZCM, I have developed a wide range of skills that have helped me get a part-time job in Wellington. The teachers are extremely helpful and are there for you every step of the way. I would love to stay in New Zealand and with all the experience I have now, there will be a lot of options for after I graduate in Wellington and New Zealand.”


“Because of my interest in Health Sciences, I came to New Zealand to study at the New Zealand College of Massage.  It has been a great environment and I have further developed my massage skills, and not to forget the significant improvement of my English! Along with the technical aspects of the programme, I have also learned how to provide better service to clients. I know I made the right choice coming to NZCM, and can’t wait for a new adventure to start after I graduate this year.”