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Exciting News: The American Institute of Alternative Medicine has relocated to a New Location!

American Institute of Alternative Medicine HAS MOVED to a New Location! Click the button link for direction information.

Mark Carangelo

A message from our founder and owner.

Dear Prospective Student,

As the founder and owner of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine, I would like the opportunity to educate you.

I believe AIAM is dedicated to top-level instruction with our Clinical/Medical Massage and Spa Therapy program, in addition to experienced and knowledgeable instructors in the field of massage therapy and corrective exercise. Our goal is to provide our students the highest quality education possible, as well as raise the standards for the massage therapy profession.


In my 31 years of education, I have realized the potential of the growing field of massage therapy and which direction the field is taking. We place the utmost pride and integrity into every modality we teach and do not skim over materials.

You will be completely prepared for your new career with confidence in your ability, as well as thoroughly prepare for the MBLEX.

Thank you for your interest in our massage therapy school. It will be our pleasure to educate you and help you achieve your goal of becoming a licensed massage therapist. Your massage career starts today.


Mark Carangelo, LMT

See what the people who know us well have to say about us.


Our Mission

"Educating Minds and Hands"

The mission of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine is to provide the highest quality education available in the growing field of massage therapy, and to create massage therapists who are ready to take their place in the professional work place. We endeavor to make a positive difference in the quality of life for everyone who participates with us, by comprehending the value of each individual, by encouraging self-expression and creativity, and by assisting and supporting each person in realizing personal and professional growth. We continuously study and evaluate student outcomes and institutional achievement and utilize these outcomes to improve our efforts for our student body, staff, employers and our community.


  • Well, here I am a year later and I can honestly say that the school has gone beyond my expectations. I’ve learned more about the human body and how it works to a level I never imagined. I’ve received an excellent education in all areas of massage because of Mark. I’m so proud to say that I will be a graduate of this school in October. I encourage and recommend to anyone who has any ambition to learn massage to check out the American Institute of Alternative Medicine. I don’t think you can find a better school.

    Victoria L
  • As a graduate of the American Institute of Alternative Medicine, I am following my dream of pursuing a career as a massage therapist. The school provides a high level of training in Anatomy, Physiology and Neuromuscular Technique . The integration of a hands on approach with Academics is achieved in a atmosphere of educational excellence. The success I have attained as a Massage Therapist reflects the institute’s philosophy of “Educating Minds and Hands”.

    Barbara Price
  • I’m so thankful for the time spent at massage therapy school – an invaluable experience that provided me with a solid foundation to practice in this field. It was incredibly enriching, both professionally and personally, as I gained hands-on knowledge of anatomy and techniques while forming meaningful connections with my peers. This company is highly recommended by me!

    Elisha Makelele Mwilabuzu
  • Currently enrolled as a student at AIAM. Mark, Mara and Darcy are absolutely the best teachers. Very encouraging. We are like a big family, students and teachers. They teach in a way for anyone to learn, even at my age!! Thank you AIAM for all your encouragement and teamwork.
    Colleen Moskal
  • This school is giving me a encouragement, knowledge and positive reinforcement every class I have. I get so excited for class and for clinical during the weekend, I cant get enough. The director Mark assists our class with teaching anatomy, how the muscles work and his positive upbeat attitude and our Instructor Jen is amazing at understanding the needs of the students, her knowledge of anatomy, helping the students prosper, her positive and relatable personality, her intuition on how to approach the class setting.