About The American Institute of Alternative Medicine

  • Mission Statement
  • People
  • School History
  • Accreditations
  • Facility
Mission Statement

"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.

The People at AIAMNJ


Mark Carangelo LMT, Director and Instructor
Darcy Doggett LMT, Instructor
Maureen Kane LMT, Assistant Instructor
Mara Maguire LMT, Administration/Financial Aid/Enrollment Advisor


Mark Carangelo LMT
Jeff Thompson
Maureen Kane
Jocelyn Olivier
James Waslaski
Darcy Doggett
Mara Maguire
Dennis Alne
Alan Zaslau

School History

"Educating Minds and Hands"

Mark founded AIAM in 1997 with hopes to become the leader in massage therapy education in New Jersey. Mark has the distinction of becoming the first and only school owner appointee by Governor Corzine to the massage and bodywork licensing board.
Mark is the past treasurer of the American Massage Therapy Association NJ. Mark has over twenty years of experience educating students on various massage therapy topics and possesses thousands of hours of clinical experience treating patients with various acute and / or chronic pain syndromes. Mark specializes in NMT, stretching, orthopedics, deep tissue and sports therapy. Mark has written three books on Neuromuscular Therapy. Mark has also been a consultant as a sports massage therapist specializing in strength and conditioning with the New York Jets.
New to American Institute of Alternative Medicine - Functional Integrated Therapy.


Accreditations, Authorizations, Approvals and Memberships

Approved by the New Jersey Department of Education
Approved provider Category A for Continuing Education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
Approved service provider for work force development, New Jersey Department of Labor
Member of Upledger Registry of Schools

The AIAMNJ Facility

Our present facility is spacious, modern and professional yet continues to convey the comfort, warmth, caring and safety for which AIAM is known. The facility includes two large classrooms, four private clinical rooms, an administrative office, and a beautiful lobby.
The school is equipped with massage tables, massage chairs, human skeletons, anatomical charts, muscle models, overhead projectors, and audio/visual equipment and various other teaching aids. AIAM has an extensive library of books, periodicals, videos, DVDs and a computer with anatomy programs containing a wide range of alternative therapy training topics.

AIAM continues to grow, offering professional massage therapy and continuing education courses to fulfill the certification/license requirements of New Jersey and most other states. The curriculum is approved by the State Education Department of New Jersey. AIAM has an Advisory committee made up primarily of massage professionals and employers of massage therapists to keep the school abreast of the ever changing demands of the profession.

AIAM is a dynamic school, meeting the rigorous demands of a profession that is continually renewing itself. The faculty and staff are happy to communicate the excitement of this process to our students and to share with them our years of experience and dedication.

AIAM is located at 646 Route 18 South, Suite 210
East Brunswick, NJ 08816. For Directions >