Holistic Massage Therapy
Holistic Massage Definition
Holistic Massage Therapy is massage therapy performed on a holographic model. This is a complex process that requires a deep understanding of working with energy on all levels. Unfortunately, the term Holistic Massage Therapy is frequently misused by massage therapists as a marketing term with inadequate knowledge or regard of how to work with energy in a holographic model.
The process of true Holistic Massage Therapy can best be understood in the area of HumanHaptics, a term coined by Nancy Risley, Founder of RYSE and PRI Educational Development Company. The term HumanHaptics embodies the power of understanding the deeper meaning of structured touch and structured intention. HumanHaptics is the intersection of these two concepts. Add to this the power of Polarity Therapy and you have a truly Holistic paradigm of massage therapy.
Therapeutic Massage Definition
Therapeutic Massage is associated more with medical or clinical settings, sports massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point and other clinical types of massage. The term, like Holistic Massage is vague but is intended to differentiate from massage that is done for relaxation. The reality is that all massage is therapeutic in some capacity if it relieves stress or increases a feeling of well being.
Massage School Listings
The following list of schools are provided as a resource. There are many schools that teach massage and related holistic modalities. However, it is up to you to research the educational programs to find out if they are truly offering what you are looking for. As a consumer it is important to remember that school quality and curriculum have a wide variation and that your success starts with the quality of your education.
A good starting point is to ask spa, salon and clinic owners which massage therapy schools they have had the most success hiring graduates from and where they would recommend you go to school. By making these inquiries you will set the stage for being hired when you graduate.
Consumer Warning - Quality of Education
Recently many career schools and technical colleges have added massage therapy programs to take advantage of the growing demand for massage therapists. Unfortunately these programs are often poorly designed, taught by inexperienced teachers and do not produce successful graduates. The primary intention is to make money for the school, not for the success of the student. These schools have large marketing budgets and aggressive admissions departments. As a consumer you need to carefully evaluate massage schools before you attend to make sure the quality of their education is in line with your goals for success..
Massage Therapy Schools and Bodywork Programs.
Below is a listing of schools of massage and holistic healing. The list is neither complete and may contain inaccuracies as names and web addresses are always changing .
ABI - American Bodywork Institute - School of Massage Therapy, Bodywork, and Natural Health.
Academy for Massage Therapy Training - A Texas state approved program located in San Antonio.
Academy of Healing Arts - Aims to teach all the necessary skills to establish a successful practice. Located in Macon, Georgia.
Academy of Massage Therapy - Offers certification and continuing education courses in Englewood, NJ.
Academy of Natural Therapy - Training in massage therapy. Located in Eaton, Colorado.
Academy of Systematic Kinesiology in Ireland - Systematic Kinesiology in Ireland with training available.
Acupressure Institute - Vocational trainings in the areas of bodywork, Shiatsu and acupressure massage. (Berkeley, CA)
Adelaide School of Massage - Provides certificate and diploma courses in remedial therapy in Glenelg, South Australia.
Advanced Anatomy Massage Academy - Become certified to practice an 11-month program.
Advanced Kinesiology - Lay and professional training since 1976. First in Britain and Europe.
Advanced-Trainings.com - Offering a variety of bodywork trainings and seminars, worldwide.
Ahern's Massage Therapy School - Residential trainings covering a range of techniques in Mariposa, CA.
AKS Massage School - Classes and continuing education located in northern Virginia.
Alberta Institute of Massage - Offering a 1000-hour curriculum, with in-class and distance learning elements.
Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics - Teaching the art of massage and bodywork in the Puget Sound Region since 1979.
Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics - Indiana program offering course work in Swedish Massage and Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy.
Alive and Well - A program promoting study and professional development in the field of somatics and bodywork.
Alternative Conjunction Clinic and School of Massage Therapy - Offering numerous professional development courses located in Lemoyne, Pa.
Amanae Foundation - Emotional release bodywork workshops. Practitioners list. Christine Day, founder.
American Institute of Clinical Massage - (AICM) Offers a full curriculum of professional massage therapy and continuing education courses. Located in Post Falls, Idaho.
American Institute of Massage Therapy - Our approach to health emphasizes wellness, which means regaining, maintaining or enhancing health.
American Institute Of Massage Therapy Hawaii - A Department of Education approved program, offering a holistic and nurturing learning environment. Located in Kailua, on the Windward side of Oahu.
Applied Motor Control - A therapy and research training centre dedicated to patient rehabilitation.
Arizona School of Integrative Studies - Awareness based massage and hydrotherapy training. (Cottonwood, AZ)
Ashmead College - The evolution of the Seattle Massage School, is the national leader is massage education, with four campuses located in Everett, Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, WA.
Atlanta School of Massage - Professional education with a holistic approach. Also offering continuing education.
Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage - a 2200 hour program in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Augusta School of Massage - Provides basic training and continuing education courses.
Austin Schools of Massage - Offering trainings in eleven locations throughout Texas.
Australasian College of Natural Therapies - One of Australia's largest Colleges of Remedial Massage and other bodywork therapies, plus natural medicine courses located in Sydney, Australia
Australian College of Vital Health - Offers courses in Massage Therapy, Polarity Therapy, and Kinesiolgy.
Baltimore School of Massage - Offers a 510-Hour Professional Program, 610-Hour Professional Program for Medical / Clinical Setting, Professional Program in Shiatsu / Asian Bodywork. Financial Aid available.
Baum Healing Arts Center - Offering basic and advanced programs in massage using a variety of techniques. In Carson City, NV.
Beaumont College - Offering residential full and part time courses leading to certification. Training and Courses for Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology by Denise Whichello Brown. UK based.
BioSync Research Institute - The Institute trains and certifies practitioners of biosync somatic education. Institute location Aliso Viejo, CA. Offices worldwide.
Blue Heron Academy - Offers courses in medical massage, herbal medicine, medical acupuncture and naturopathic medicine. Located in Grand Rapids, MI.
Blue Ridge Healing Arts Academy, Inc. - The mission at the Blueridge Healing Arts Academy is to provide a quality massage therapy education. Continuing education courses also offered. Located in Concord, NC.
Blue Sky Educational Foundation - Blue Sky offers a comprehensive massage program as well as public classes on holistic health topics.
The Bodhiwork Institute - Offering massage training and related modalities in Concord, California.
Body Harmonics - Offering training courses in various types of massage in the UK.
Body Therapy Center - Professional massage school and bodywork center, state and NCBTMB approved certification. Swedish Esalen, deep tissue, shiatsu, reflexology, reiki, sports massage. In Palo Alto, California.
Body Wisdom School - In Ankeny, Iowa, they offer classes consisting of massage, holistic healing, alternative healing, personal growth, and self actualization.
Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage - Located in a medical environment, a 900-hour program specializes in deep tissue and injury treatment techniques. (Olympia, WA)
Boulder College of Massage Therapy - Massage Therapy Education offering courses in Advanced Bodywork Studies and certificate programs for the practicing Massage Therapist.
Brenneke School of Massage - Seattle, WA. based school of massage founded in 1974 offering two licensing programs. The Expanded Professional Licensing Program (EPLP) and the Professional Licensing Program (PLP).
Brian Utting School of Massage - Offering a 1000 hour massage licensing program as well as continuing massage education classes. Located in Seattle, Washington.
California College of Physical Arts, Inc. - CalCopa has been serving Orange County as an approved vocational school for 23 years. Offering up to 1200 hours with a Holistic Health Practitioner Certificate in massage and other healing modalities.
California Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences - Offering advanced and certification programs in massage and clinical hypnotherapy.
California Massage Therapy School - Provinding massage therapist training, reflexology courses, and sports massage training in Costa Mosa, CA.
Canadian Therapeutic College - Offering a massage and related education, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Public Clinic available.
Career Training Academy - Several academic programs including Swedish Massage Practitioner, Therapeutic Massage Technician, Shaitsu Basic and Advanced courses. Located in New Kensington and Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
Center For Massage and Natural Health - A 6 month, 600 contact hour massage therapy certification program, offered every spring, summer, fall and winter in different modalities. The Center is located in Asheville, NC.
Central Florida School of Massage - Offering a 525 hour program in Winter Park, Florida.
Central Pennsylvania School of Massage - Offers certificate courses covering a variety of massage techniwues in State College, PA.
Charleston School of Massage, Inc. - Training in Western and Asian styles of massage in Charleston, SC.
Chicago School of Massage - Offering a professional diploma Program consisting of four semesters totaling approximately 600 hours.
Clare Maxwell-Hudson School of Massage - Offers introductory days and Diploma courses in massage and Aromatherapy.
Classes in Neural Touch for Bodywork Professional - Training in this healing technique.
College of Classical Massage - Providing courses in aromatherapy, classical massage, and reflexology.
Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy - An institute offering an in-depth program, while giving students opportunities to work in the community.
Colorado School of Healing Arts - Massage therapy career training center. Class schedule and information available in Adobe PDF format.
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy - Offering a variety of programs held at two locations, Westport and Newington.
Connecting Point School of Massage and Aesthetics - Offering state-approved massage therapy and aesthetics certification program in Telluride, CO.
The CORE Institute - Professional Training Program in massage therapy. Continuing education, workshops, and student services available from the institute. Located in Tallahassee, Florida.
Couples Massage Weekend - Couples massage clinics led by Jan Owens and Michael Leach in Pennsylvania.
Dahn Healing Institute - Offering education for energy healing, holistic health program, ki gong, dahn, tai chi, and other healing modalities. Located in Closter, New Jersey.
Dalton's Deep Tissue School (MAT) Massage Therapy Techniques - Offers national workshops, massage therapy books and videos, certified Massage School, distance learning, and home study.
Darcy Lane Institute - Located in London, Ontario. Programs offered in massage therapy. The Institute has a School of Massage Therapy for human massage and a School of Equine Massage Therapy, the only registered program of its kind in North America.
Dayton School of Medical Massage - Two levels of study: Anatomy and Physiology (Level I) and Massage (Level II). Application for admission available online.
The Deeper Well: Integrative Medicine Workshops - Integrative Medicine workshops for continuing education for nurses and healthcare professionals held in Three Rivers, CA.
Desert Institute of the Healing Arts - Offering courses in massage therapy and zen shiatsu, with details of programs and staff. Located in Tucson, Arizona
Desert Resorts School of Somatherapy - Offers andv range of courses and workshops in Palm Springs, CA.
Dissection Seminars and Massage Therapy - Full body dissection seminars at the Univ. of S. Fla.
East-West College of the Healing Arts - School of massage and massage therapy offers an AMTA/COMTA program approved and nationally accredited. Located in Portland, Oregon.
East-West School of Massage Therapy - Courses in Therapeutic Massage and Shiatsu Therapy. Located near Reading, Pa.
Eastwind School of Holistic Healing - A state-approved, NCBTMB-listed program in Iowa City, Iowa, specializing in Eastern techniques, such as acupressure and shiatsu.
Educating Hands School of Massage - A program in Miami, offering a 624 hour curriculum.
EMTI - The European Massage Therapy Institute offers workshops, training, equipment and accessories.
Equine Massage Training - Post graduate certificate in Equine Massage Training for the certified therapist or horse owner. (MA)
Equitouch - An intensive Equine Massage Certification Program located in Loveland, CO.
Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association - An organization supporting the Esalen technique through trainings, videos, and a directory of practitioners.
ESTT College of Natural Medicine - Offering a wide variety of courses in massage, and aromatherapy.
European Institute for Massage Therapy - Houston, TX based school offering basic and continuing education courses.
Feldenkrais Movement Institute - Feldenkrais Method instruction and Feldenkrais certified training from Frank Wildman, PhD.
Finger Lakes School of Massage - Intensive 6 month, 1000 hour training in the art and science of therapeutic massage. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.
Flint School of Therapeutic Massage - A Michigan State licensed school of massage. Offering a 500 hour Basic Program as well as an optional 500 hour Advanced program.
Florida College of Natural Health - Courses in Esthetics, Massage, Natural Health, Skin Care, Holistic healing, and continuing education. Several locations throughout Florida.
Florida School of Massage - Offering over 25 years of experience providing education. Online registration, interactive discussion and online library available.
FootHills College of Massage Therapy - Offering 1,000 and 2,200 hour programs in massage therapy. Located in Alberta, Canada.
Fox Valley School of Massage - Offering three 10-month professional massage training programs per year in Appleton, WI.
Galen Institute - School of massage therapy provides its program information, plus online application form. (Wethersfield, Connecticut)
Greater Washington Institute of Massage - Offering a 500 hour massage certification program.
Green Mountain Institute for Integrative Therapy - Professional and lay massage and bodywork training, integrating physical, energetic, and emotional approaches. In Vermont, Portugal and other locations around the world.
Greenville School Of Therapeutic Massage Inc. - Classes given offer the State Required 500-Massage Therapy Training and National Certification Exam preparation. In Greenville, SC.
Hands-On Therapy Massage School - A Texas state accredited institution.
Hawaiian Healing Institute of Integrated Studies - Programs on lomilomi, herbal therapy, fasting, hot stone therapy, ho'oponopono and other Hawaiian healing healing methods.
Hawaiian Island School of Body Therapies - Offers several levels of training.
Healing Arts Institute - A massage program in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Healing Arts Institute - Massage therapy school located in Roseville, California. Dr. James Mally, director.
Healing Bodywork Centre - Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, they offer a variety of courses.
The Healing Hands Center - Offers training not only in Ancient Thai Massage but also in Reiki, Yoga and other healing arts.
HealingHands.net - A program designed for those individuals who are seeking to pursue a career in therapeutic massage and bodywork.
Health Choices Holistic Massage School - Offers basic and graduate programs in Hillsborough, NJ.
Health Enrichment Center - Offering programs in therapeutic massage, and related bodywork modalities. Based in Lapeer, Michigan.
Health Masters School of Massage Therapy - Program includes academic training, application, business practices, and internship. Based in Houston, TX.
Health Options Institute - A 1500 hour Pennsylvania State Licensed Massage School, offering training in many massage therapy techniques.
Health Works Institute - Offers a 780 hour massage training program where students learn a variety of massage techniques and human sciences, and are prepared to perform in a professional environment.
Heartwood Institute - Residential program in Northern California offering career training and continuing education for massage therapists.
HeartWorks - Information, resources, classes, and bodywork therapies in reiki, massage, and craniosacral therapy modalities in Indiana.
HEMME Approach Publications - Home-study CEU courses for health care practitioners. (Bonifay, FL)
Heritage College and Heritage Institute - Offering bodywork training in Florida, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Financial aid available for those who qualify.
The Humanities Center - Offering an accredited massage program in Florida with 625-hours of education in in neuromuscular therapies and relaxational techniques.
ICT International Complementary Therapy Schools - The ICT schools diploma program involves 2200 hours of classroom and supervised clinical education. Full time and part programs offered. Courses offered in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Toronto, ON.
Idaho School of Massage - Offering a 600 hour certification including a variety of modalities.
inner place training - Complementary and Physiotherapy training courses in Reading, Berkshire, UK.
Institute for Therapeutic Massage, Inc. - NJ Dept of Education approved school, offering a 550 hour massage therapy program, as well as many continuing education opportunities.
Institute of Professional Practical Therapy - Programs include Massage Therapist, Physical Therapy Aide, and Chiropractor Assistant. Based in Los Angeles, Ca.
Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing - A holisitc school of health and body therapies. 150 hour Massage Technician and 500 hour Therapist courses. (Los Angeles, CA)
International Academy of Advanced Reflexology - A program licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
The International Center for Excellence in Massage Therapy - Certifies practitioners as Diplomates of Massage Therapy.
International Professional School of Bodywork - Offers a full range of classes, degrees, and specializations in massage, bodywork, and somatics. The only massage school to offer a Bachelor and Masters degree in this field. (San Diego, CA)
International School for Somatic Cranio Sacral Therapy - Offering a 700-hour program in Switzerland.
International School of Shiatsu - Introduction and Practitioners program in Bodywork Therapy. Based in Doylestown, PA.
International School of Shiatsu ISS-Kiental - Professional shiatsu training, including its examination as a healing art, an exploring of energy, and a dance with nature.
Irish Academy of Massage and Complementary Therapies - Information on courses offered. Application form, dates, venues, fees and contact details.
Jack Latson College of Massage Therapy - A 100-hour certification program in massage, including deep tissue, located in Bell Gardens, CA. Classes in English and Spanish.
Just for Your Health - A massage program located in San Jose, CA.
Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts, L.L.C. - KCHA is a massage therapy and bodywork center and school located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Accredited by the International Massage and Somatic Therapies Accreditation Council (IMSTAC).
Kali Institute - Offering post-secondary academic programs, public education and therapeutic services. Includes details of courses and programs. [Spanish and English]
KCCAT - Offering ITEC approved massage therapy, reflexology and aromatherapy courses in Bristol, UK
Kine Concept Institute (Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton) - Three campuses (Ottawa, Montreal, Fredericton) and over 2500 hours in curriculum. The only school with a research department and foundation.
Kinesiology College of Ireland - Details of Diploma courses and postgraduate learning programmes offered by college at their teaching centre in Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland.
LaJames College - An Iowa based college offering training in Massage, Cosmetology & Nail Technology.
Lake Tahoe Massage School - Promoting excellence through education, sensitivity and intuitiveness.
Lancaster School of Massage - Offering a 500 hour course that prepares students for national certification in Lancaster, PA.
Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage - Offering an COMTA accredited training program in Austin, Texas.
Learning Institute - A national school offering a wide range of professional courses. Several locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Les Gens de Massage en Entreprises - Ergonomic analysis and chair massage therapy at the workplace help to relief stress among employees. New and effective way to improve productivity and reduce absenteism.
Los Angeles Vocational Institute - Offers all massage therapy modalities, as well as physical therapy aide classes. Flexible schedules, revolving programs and easy payment plans.
Maat Institute - Offering continuing education and distance education in a range of massage therapies and holistic health courses.
Manchester School of Massage - Offering courses and treatments in the Northwest United Kingdom.
Massachusetts Institute of Therapeutic Massage - Offers a 775-hour massage therapist certification program. Day and evening classes are available. Located in Burlington, MA.
Massage & Sports Injury Diploma Courses - UK based school providing training in massage diploma courses leading to a recognised professional qualification.
Massage Arts and Sciences Center of Philadelphia - Providing massage training in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since 1985.
Massage Institute of Maryland - Full time and continuing education training including medical massage and neuromodulatory therapy. Located in Baltimore, MD.
Massage School of Santa Monica - Offers training in basic therapeutic massage as well as continuing education workshops.
Massage Schools of Queensland - Offers diploma and certificate courses in remedial massage, Shiatsu and Oriental therapies. Based in Queensland, Australia.
Massage Therapy College of Manitoba - Offers a comprehensive curriculum in Manitoba, Canada.
Massage therapy education and training - Providing continuing education and seminars for health care professionals.
Massage Therapy Education Consultants - Specializes in community classes and continuing education units for massage therapists and bodyworkers.
Massage Therapy Institute - Trainings run in line with the requirements for registered health professionals in South Africa.
Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado - Teaching students excellence in the field of massage, healing and bodywork since 1986. (Denver, Colorado)
Massage Therapy Schools - Provides information on schools in the Southern U.S., including forms to request more information directly from the colleges.
McKinnon Institute of Massage, Inc - Offering professional massage training in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Meridian - Teaching massage therapy, holistic health, naturopathy, and nutritional therapy to English and Japanese students in San Diego, CA.
Mette Sorensen's Institute of Hawaiian Bodywork - A school in Australia teaching Hawaiian Lomi Lomi.
Michigan School of Myomassology and A Therapeutic Touch - Massage therapy and massage training. A state licensed post-secondary school. (Detroit, Michigan)
Midwest Institute of Massage Therapy - Offers a certification program, continuing education courses and serves the public as a clinic.
Mind Body Naturopathic Institute - Clinic and day spa offers workshops to help achieve whole health. San Antonio, Texas.
Montgomery School of Bodywork & Massage - Day, Evening and Part-time class schedules are available for certification in Therapeutic Massage, Medical Massage & Spa Therapy in Montgomery, AL.
Moscow School of Massage - Offers a 750-hour program twice yearly in Moscow, ID. Includes a calendar, course information, and contact details.
Mountain State School of Massage - Offering resident programs as well as home study and continuing education programs in massage therapy. Online application for enrollment is available. Situated in Charleston, WV.
MountainHeart School of Bodywork and Transformational Therapy - A program in Crested Butte, Colorado offering an 850 hour training including Swedish, Sports, Neuromuscular, and Somatic Mind/Body.
Mt. Nittany Institute of Natural Health - State licensed school for the healing arts offering a range of courses and on site child care in State College, PA.
Mueller College of Holistic Studies - A COMTA accredited and AOBTA approved school, with bodywork and acupressure training.
Muscular Therapy Institute - Established in 1974 and offering a full program in massage and the art of healing. Based in Cambridge, MA.
Myotherapy Institute of Massage - A comprehensive program to train professionals in the intricate techniques necessary to be a massage therapist. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
National Academy of Massage Therapy - Offers massage therapy and reflexology diploma programs. Also offers continuing education. Located in Philadelphia area.
National Holistic Institute - Massage Schools AMTA/COMTA program approved and nationally accredited by ACCET. Located in San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Natural Health Institute - A 500-hour program of Professional Massage and Bodywork Therapy. Located in Tennessee.
NeuroSoma Training Courses - A 67-hour curriculum in muscle physiology and engineering technology. Located in Ashburn, VA.
Nevada School of Massage Therapy - Offers an accredited massage therapy program and lifetime career services assistance to graduates.
A New Beginning School of Massage - A fully accredited school of therapeutic massage located in Austin, Texas. Payment plans and tax credits are available.
New Life Institute of Massage Therapy - Courses and therapy in Swedish and sports Massage, lymphatic drainage, trigger point, cranial sacral and Massage for Good Health in Redding, California.
New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts - Offering diplomas in Ortho-Bionomy, Cranial Sacral, Polarity and other massage techniques in Santa Fe, NM.
New Mexico College of Natural Healing - Offering Programs in Massage and Herbal Medicine.
New York Institute of Massage - Offers a professional education program approved by the New York State Board, in Williamsville.
North Jersey Massage Training Center - A state approved program offering master and student clinics to the general public.
North Texas School of Swedish Massage - A Texas state approved program located in Arlington, Texas near Dallas and Fort Worth.
Northern Arizona Muscle Tissue Institute - Offering a variety of massage programs in preparation for national certification.
Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy - A wholistic 600-hour program in Minneapolis, MN.
Northwest Arkansas School of Massage - Near the heart of Fayetteville, Arkansas, offering a comprehensive 500 hour curriculum of traditional elements as well as leading edge modalities.
Northwest Center for Somatic Training - Somatic education, training, and rehabilitation in the tradition of Dr. Thomas Hanna.
Northwest Wisconsin School for Oriental Bodywork Therapy and Martial Arts - School for Amma Therapy / Oriental Bodywork Therapy Studies in Qi and movement of Chi energy in the body. (Menomonie, Wisconsin)
Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy - An extensive 3 year program that meets the requirements necessary to practice in British Columbia.
Oregon School of Massage - A 555 hour Massage Certificate Program which qualifies graduates for Oregon, Washington and National Certification.
Pacific School of Massage & Healing Arts - Offering advanced training in Transformational Bodywork and Shamanic Explorations, in Gualala, CA.
Panabaa Release Therapy - Therapeutic massage technique developed by Gordon Tyack. Massage courses, workshops and seminars available. Located in Batemans Bay, NSW, Australia.
Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy - Offering a 520 Hour Massage Therapy Curriculum.
Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy - Basic and Advanced courses in Swedish Massage. Certificate and continuing education programs also available. Located in the Valley Forge area of suburban Philadelphia.
Phoenix Institute of Holistic Massage - An online training course leading to state certification.
Phoenix School Of Holistic Health - Located in Houston, Texas, providing massage and bodywork programs from a "holistic" aspect.
The Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College - Programs offered in Therapeutic Massage and a Professional Certification Program for Therapeutic Massage (includes the Therapeutic massage). Two locations in Phoenix, Arizona.
Port Townsend School of Massage - Programs for the non-professional population, those interested in becoming liscensed massage practitioners, and continuing education for bodyworkers. Based in Port Townsend, WA.
Professional Fitness Institute - Offers 6 month training programs in Olathe, KA and Las Vegas, NV.
Quality College - Offering massage and a variety of other vocational programs.
RainStar College - Associate of Applied Science Degree and Certificate Programs in Massage Therapy. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Reaching Your Potential - Offering training courses and private lessons.
Reade College of Complementary Health - Internationally recognised diploma courses in massage and reflexology.
Relax to the Max - Relax to the Max offers chair massage training in Toronto, Ontario.
Renton Technical College Massage Practitioner Program - Certificate level course located in Renton, WA.
Rising Spirit Institute School of Massage - Accredited (ACCSCT) with two locations in Atlanta, offering day and evening/weekend classes.
Rizzieri Institute - Massage Therapy School - Certification in Shiatsu and regular massage methods in New Jersey.
Rocky Mountain Institute of Healing Arts - Licensed massage therapy and Shiatsu school in Dolores, Colorado.
San Francisco School of Massage - Licensed school offers bodywork massage therapy education with therapist training programs, workshops, massage continuing education classes and seminars for the Bay area.
Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute - Offering several programs in massage therapy from 200 hours to 1000 hours. Located in California.
Sarasota School of Massage Therapy - Providing professional massage training with a 600 hour program. The program emphasizes Swedish massage and certification in CPR and first aid.
Savannah School of Massage - Offers a 500 hour course, designed to provide the tools necessary to become a licensed professional.
The Scherer Institute of Natural Healing - Massage school offering a 750 hour professional certification program in massage therapy and bodywork. Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 1979.
Seashore Healing Arts Center - School for massage training located in Somers Point, New Jersey.
Sebastopol Massage Center - Offers daytime, part time and intensive certificate courses in Sebastopol, CA.
Sensory DeveIopment Institute School Of Massage - Specializing in Spa Treatment Training, 706 Hour Massage Therapy course, and advanced Training. State approved school. (St. George, UT)
SHI Integrative Medical Massage School - A program based in Ohio offering a well-rounded education.
Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo - Study massage techniques and learn English in Toronto, Canada.
SOMA Institute of Massage Therapy - A 500-Hour massage therapy program in Shawnee, OK.
Soma Institute, The - School that offers a Diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy with day, evening, weekend, accelerated, and customized programs. Includes admissions and pricing information, alumni resources, online application, and contacts.
Somatics Institute School of Massage - Canadian massage school integrates remedial, holistic and somatics approaches in a two year, full-time program.
Somerset School of Massage Therapy - Provides students, graduates and professionals a thorough, high quality education in massage therapy. Continuing education courses for graduates and other practicing massage therapists. Based in Somerset, New Jersey.
South Bay Massage College - Accredited Manhattan Beach college offering 125 hours of Swedish massage, anatomy, nutrition, reflexology, hygiene and hands-on lab practice.
Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage - Educational program offered at five campuses located in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.
SouthWest Academy - Offers a variety of seminars, nationally and internationally, in the Dr. Ida P. Rolf method of structural integration.
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts - A Holistic health care school in Tempe, AZ. Certificates, degrees and diplomas in massage therapy, Yoga teacher training, life coaching, hypnotherapy, polarity, equine massage, Reiki, and entrepreneurial studies.
Spa Luna Holistic School - Holistic health school preparing students for careers as Estheticians and Massage Therapists in Maui, Hawaii. Full and part-time programs.
Space Coast Health Institute - Massage, chiropractic, and spa therapy training. Located in West Melbourne, Florida.
Spa-Therapy.com - Receive a certificate from this organization using an online course.
Spectrum Center - A comprehensive, wholistic training program located in Lake Stevens, WA.
St. Charles School of Massage Therapy - Offering 600 hours of training in St. Charles, Missouri.
Sterling Health Center - Offers a fully certified training program with full-time or part-time day, evening and weekend classes. (Addison, Texas)
Stonewater Education - Offer classes and distant education on Hot Stone Therapy and Shiatsu for Conception and Pregnancy.
Study Guide - A study guide for aspiring massage practitioners to prepare for the National Certification Examination.
Swedish Institute - Schools of Massage Therapy and Acupuncture. Founded in 1916, the Swedish Institute is the oldest school of massage therapy in the United States. Based in New York.
Tantric Massage Workshop - Systematic Workshop in the Ancient Tantric Massage Techniques of Self-Healing and Beauty Care. Massage system that removes fatigue, humor of wind and increases longevity. Request for information via email.
Taos School of Massage - A program in Taos, offering shiatsu, body-mind clearing, and meditation.
Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage - Offering quality training in Knoxville, TN.
Texas Healing Arts Institute - Offers state approved programs as well as advanced and continuning education courses, with registration available online. Based in Austin, Texas.
Therapeutic Massage Training Center - Located in Westfield, NJ, they offer small focused classes.
Therapeutic Rhythmical Massage - Spiritually inspired massage therapy that addresses a wide variety of imbalances, restores harmony, and promotes the natural ability to heal from within.
Touch Therapy Institute - Courses for Massage Therapist, Advanced Massage Therapist I and II. Located in Encino, CA.
Touching America - Touching America, offers a massage and bodywork program in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Tri-City School of Massage - State approved massage school located in Kennewick, WA.
Tri-City School of Massage - A Washington State approved massage school located in Kennewick, Washington.
Tri-State College of Massotherapy - Offering an 18 month course leading to a diploma in North Lima, Ohio.
Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts - Training includes a 280 to 1000 hour Massage programs, and a variety of modalities.
Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute - Offers a full curriculum of professional and continuing education courses in Albuquerque, NM.
Utah College of Massage Therapy - Provides training in massage, acupressure, and other therapeutic modalities.
Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage - The 700 hour spa therapist program is offered twice each year.
Virginia School of Massage - Offers a Basic Course, 510-Hour Professional Program, and 610-Hour Professional Medical Massage Program.
Wellington College - Information on training programs in Remedial Massage Therapy available at the College in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Wellness and Massage Training Institute - A private vocational school approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Programs in Massage Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy, Oriental Body Work and continuing education. Downloadable online applications for enrollment.
Wellness Skills, Inc. - School of massage offers a professional education.
West Coast College of Massage and Hydrotherapy - An established college in complementary health care since 1946. Specializing in massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture/TCM, herbal medicine and humanistic counseling.
West-Wind Massage Academy - Located in Phoenix, Arizona, this program specializes in swedish and therapeutic massage.
White River School of Massage - Offers a state-licensed, 500-hour professional training program in Fayetteville, AR.
Windsong School of Healing Ltd. - Oriental bodywork, acupressure, shiatsu, jin shin, energy medicine, iridology, nutrition, holistic medicine.
Wings of Knowledge - Learn massage, aromatherapy, and more with our online course.
Wisconsin School of Massage Therapy - Offers 600 hour course.
Wolfe Clinic - A clinical and educational resource center specializing in the study and practice of Body Work Therapy. Based in Canada.
World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts - Career certification programs and professional training courses for all levels in massage therapy, Vibrational Healing and Babies in Motion. Located in San Francisco, CA.
World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts - Career certification programs and professional training in San Francisco, CA.
Youngstown College of Massotherapy - Offering an eighteen month program in Struthers, Ohio.
ZL Workshops - Offers trainings in Texas and other locations in the US.
Featured Holistic Massage Therapy School
Spa Tech Institute has an outstanding reputation for preparing graduates to work in the holistic health, clinical and spa industries for over 25 years.
By combining Swedish Massage with the Polarity program developed by PRI Educational Development Company, the students gain insight into the holistic healing process as it applies to massage.
The program includes Realizing Your Sublime Energies (RYSE®), the personal energy management training developed by Nancy Risley, RPP, CPE.
RYSE gives the professional practitioner a skill set for managing their one energy, a fundamental requirement for long term success.
For more information on this program go to Request Information and follow the links to the Holistic Massage program.
Spa Tech Institute has an outstanding reputation for offering high quality education in Maine and Massachusetts that is based on the Polarity Realization Institute curriculum for Holistic Massage Therapy. The holistic massage career program which includes RYSE and Polarity Therapy is a tightly integrated program that gives the graduates an excellent understanding of how to be a successful spa or massage professional. Because Spa Tech has a highly trained base of teachers that understand energy as well as massage, the training is superior in every aspect. The energy awareness in the teaching process creates accelerated learning and a deeper understanding than is possible with a traditional, non-energy based educational model. To confirm this for yourself you are encouraged to visit the school clinic for a session and discover the power of HumanHaptics in the healing process.
Spa Tech Institute has been serving the Maine personal service educational fields since 1976 and Massachusetts since 2002. The educational programs in massage and polarity therapy have been offered in Maine since 1988 and Massachusetts since 1980.
Students attend from the surrounding towns but also as far away as Bangor, Presque Isle, Fort Kent, Augusta and Waldoboro, Rockland, and Lewiston Auburn Maine (ME) as well as Rhode Island (RI), Vermont (VT), New Hampshire (NH), Connecticut (CT) and New York (NY).
Spa Tech Institute School of Massage and Polarity has had students from Brazil, and other foreign countries but does not qualify for educational visas. Foreign students must have other visas or green cards issued independently of the school.
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