Welcome to MNZ

Massage New Zealand (MNZ) is the only massage therapy specific membership body in New Zealand for professional Massage Therapists. Our purpose is to promote massage therapy and the ongoing development of the massage industry in New Zealand through educating the public about the benefits of massage therapy for health and wellness and supporting the public to access high quality massage therapy through our database of MNZ registered Massage Therapists. 


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Massage New Zealand presents:

Reinventing Practice

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18-20 August, Wellington

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Proudly sponsored by:NZ College of Massage

NZQA Accredited Providers

There are a range of NZQA accredited training providers and courses available in New Zealand. Courses are available through polytechnics and private training institutions.

The list below (in alphabetical order) gives the current NZQA accredited training providers in Massage Therapy. We suggest that you check with training institutions that the course you are interested in is also NZQA accredited, as not all courses are.  As of 2017, the minimum NZQA requirement is now a level 5 qualification for those beginning training in Massage Therapy.


Eastern Institute of Technology

Napier | www.eit.ac.nz

Courses taught

NZQA Level

Certificate in Sport & Health Massage 4
Diploma in Therapeutic & Sports Massage 5


Lotus Campus

Hastings | www.lotuscampus.ac.nz

Courses taught

NZQA Level

Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage 5


New Zealand College of Massage

Auckland, Wellington & Christchurch | www.massagecollege.ac.nz

Courses taught

NZQA Level

Certificate in Relaxation Massage 4
Diploma in Wellness & Relaxation Massage 5
Diploma in Health Sciences (Therapeutic Massage) 6
Diploma in Health Sciences (Sports & Massage Therapy) 6
Bachelor of Health Studies (Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy) 7


Otago Polytechnic

Dunedin | www.op.ac.nz/study/health-and-community/massage-therapy/

Courses taught

NZQA Level

Certificate in Stress Management and Spa Therapies 5
Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic Massage 6


Southern Institute of Technology

Invercargill & Queenstown | www.sit.ac.nz

Courses taught

NZQA Level

New Zealand Diploma in Wellness & Relaxation Massage


New Zealand Diploma in Remedial Massage


Bachelor of Therapeutic & Sports Massage



Waikato Institute of Technology

Hamilton | www.wintec.ac.nz

Courses taught

NZQA Level

Certificate in Massage 4

Wellpark College

Auckland | www.wellpark.co.nz

Courses taught

NZQA Level

Certificate in Relaxation Massage 5
Diploma in Therapeutic Massage 6

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