Accreditations and Memberships

The Gentle Healing School of Massage has been:


Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and CollegesFor more than 40 years, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education at private, postsecondary career schools and colleges. ACCSC, recognized by the United States Department of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency, is dedicated to ensuring a quality education for more than 250,000 students who annually pursue career education at 800 accredited institutions.

ACCSC’s mission is to serve as a reliable authority on educational quality and to promote enhanced opportunities for students by establishing, sustaining, and enforcing valid standards and practices which contribute to the development of a highly trained and competitive workforce through quality career oriented education.



Approved by the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (A.B.M.P.)

Associated Bodywork and Massage ProfessionalsAssociated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (A.B.M.P.) is a membership organization serving the massage, bodywork, somatic and esthetic professions. A.B.M.P. competes effectively for members by providing the best value and most responsive knowledge-base service. Their business philosophy is summed up by their credo: Expect More.

Offering liability insurance, business support, educational materials, and legislative advocacy and updates, A.B.M.P. members are ensured that they are looking out for their best interests. They offer three different membership leveles as well as membership for skin care professionals.



Approved by the American Massage Therapy Association (A.M.T.A.)

American Massage Therapy AssociationThe American Massage Therapy Association® represents more than 56,000 massage therapists. A.M.T.A. works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members.



Approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Education

State of New Jersey Department of EducationThe New Jersey Department of Education prohibits discrimination based on the following protected categories: race, creed, religion, color, national origin/nationallity, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status/civil union partnership, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic partnership status, atypical herditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, disability, (including perceived disability, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities), or liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States.



Approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (N.C.B.T.M.B.)

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and BodyworkThe National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (.N.C.B.T.M.B.) was founded in 1992 to establish a certification program and uphold a national standard of exellence. Today, the independent, private, nonprofit organization has certified 87,000 massage therapists and bodyworkers, who safely and competently serve millions of Americans each year.



Approved by the NJ Department of Veterans and Military Affairs

NJ Department of Veterans and Military AffairsThis organization aids in furthering the education of our veterans and military personnel, giving them guidance and financial assistance through the G.I. Bill and other such policies.