Prospective Students

Why Massage & Why NHI

Why Choose Massage Therapy?

  • Great Income Potential & Job Outlook

    You can have a top ranked career! U.S. News and World Report ranked massage therapy as #62 on their list of the 100 Best Jobs in 2015, with opportunities for employment expected to grow 22.6% between 2012 and 2022. Demand for massage therapy is growing quickly, providing you with multiple income earning opportunities. Massage Therapy is considered one of “The 10 fastest-growing jobs in the USA” by USA Today

  • Greater Independence & Control of Your Time

    Be your own boss and control your schedule as a private practitioner.  Or choose full-time or part-time work in a variety of holistic settings.  You are in control!

  • Rewarding Career

    According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the most frequent comment that massage therapists make about their occupation is “I feel fortunate to have found work I love!” A career in massage therapy allows you to help people in a meaningful way.

  • Exciting Career Options

    As a massage therapist you will find career options in a variety of exciting settings and locations. Work with sports teams and help athletes reach their full potential, have your own private practice, or work in a luxurious, five star resort. Below you’ll find a list of even more potential environments that you could find work in as a massage therapist.


  • Athletic Teams
  • Marathons & Sporting Events
  • Health Clubs & Fitness Centers


  • Wellness Centers
  • Natural Food & Health Stores
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Massage Clinics


  • Corporate
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Offices
  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy

Luxury Lifestyle

  • Spas
  • Resorts
  • Cruise Lines
  • Upscale & Boutique Hotels


  • Own Your Own Business as a sole practitioner
  • Provide Off-site Chair Massages at offices, airports, retail locations, public and private events

See Why People Choose Massage Therapy

Did you know that Massage Therapy is a rapidly growing profession?

Click here to check out all the exciting statistics.

Why Choose NHI?

  • Respected & Nationally Accredited Massage Therapy School

    National Holistic Institute has been a leader in the massage therapy field for over 30 years.  As the first nationally accredited massage therapy school in California, we are committed to training the best massage therapists in the world while supporting the integrity and positive growth of the massage therapy industry!

  • Gain Valuable Experience at the Student Clinic

    At our Student Clinic you will not only get hands on experience, you will also receive invaluable feedback from your clients so by the time you graduate, you’re already an experienced practitioner, ready for a full career in massage therapy.

  • Exclusive Massage Therapy Focus

    Our Core 900-Hour Program and 450-Hour Advanced NMT Program provide the most comprehensive massage therapy training by offering classes in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and bodywork. To ensure you are prepared for a successful career as a massage therapist, we also provide business classes, externships, and a massage therapy clinic on each campus.

  • High Job Placement Rates

    NHI’s mission is helping you find work you love. Last year, 88% of our graduates were working in the field of massage therapy. At NHI, we focus on our students’ careers and provide our alumni with Lifetime Career Support.

  • Flexible School Schedule

    We make it easy for you to start a new career you’ll love in as little as eight months by offering flexible morning, afternoon, and evening schedules with new classes beginning year-round. Contact a member of our friendly, admissions team to find a schedule that works best for you.

  • Learning Styles That Work For You

    NHI recognizes everyone learns differently. Our massage therapy programs employ multiple methods of teaching , including Audio, Visual and Kinesthetic, to make sure you learn the material you need to be a successful massage therapist.

  • Financial Plans to Meet Your Needs

    Our Financial Aid Advisors help people like you find ways to finance your massage therapy education. NHI offers a highly competitive tuition and awards financial aid to all eligible students with the vast majority of our students receiving an individually tailored financial aid package.

  • Qualify to Take the National Certification Exam

    As an NHI graduate you will receive an education that fully prepares and qualifies you to take the national massage certification exam.

See Why People Choose NHI

We asked our students why they chose NHI. We often hear that they love our caring staff, the NHI Culture and sense of community and the calm and inviting environment that exists at each campus. We take great pride in the care and nurturing we give our students to enhance their personal and professional growth throughout massage therapy careers.  We hope you enjoy the video and that you gain some insight into your decision.

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