get the skills to be a

Professional Massage Therapist

8 Month Massage Therapy Career Training Program

Massage Therapy has become the most widely used complementary care modality in the United States. More and more people turn to massage to treat injury, reduce pain and ease stress.

Whether you’re just starting out, ready to make a career change, or perhaps looking for a second source of income, if you’re a compassionate, intuitive person interested in holistic healing and helping others and you’re looking for a rewarding career that fits your lifestyle, you owe it to yourself to consider your potential in massage therapy.

Become A Qualified Massage Therapist

The Massage Therapy Training Program at National Holistic Institute (NHI) provides hands-on training, practical experience and industry support you need to become a qualified and confident massage therapist.

As a student in this program you’ll gain skills in Western massage modalities, including:

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Aromatherapy & Spa Life
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Hot Stone Massage

Plus, in-depth training in Eastern modalities, such as:

  • Shiatsu
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Hand & Foot Reflexology
  • Acupressure
  • Energy Work
  • Rocking & Shaking
  • Thai Massage

In addition to comprehensive massage training, business and science classes equip you with all the skills you need to work in the rapidly-growing industry of massage therapy.

Real World Training

Massage is unquestionably a hands-on field, and at NHI we believe that’s how it should be taught. As a student in our program you’ll work on the public, under the guidance of licensed instructors, in our on-campus clinics. You’ll feel comfortable and fully prepared to transition from being a student to working as a massage therapy professional after gaining so much direct, real world experience before you graduate.

Convenient Morning, Afternoon & Evening Schedules

This program is designed to fit the needs of busy adult learners. We understand the lives our students lead, and how important it is to have balance. Many students are working, taking care of family and/or juggling other commitments while they attend school. Choose the schedule that best fits your lifestyle.

The full-time program can be completed in 8 months.
The part-time program can be completed in 10 months or 12 months.

Get Prepared for California State Certification

Upon completion of this program, graduates are fully prepared and qualified to take the MBLEX exam required for California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Certification.

After completing 500 hours of the program, you’ll be eligible to begin the application process for CAMTC certification. Once you’re certified you can work in the massage therapy field. If you become certified before graduating the program, you can begin working while you finish your training.

Career Opportunities

NHI Graduates enter the field with confidence, knowing they have the skills it takes to build the career they want. You will learn skills that allow you to run your own practice. You may choose to work full or part-time in a variety of exciting professional settings, such as:

Athletic

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

Holistic

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

Luxury Lifestyle

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

Professional

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

Entrepreneurial

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

We wholeheartedly believe that being a well-trained massage therapist gives you the ability to improve your life, career and community in ways that will make you and the people around you happier and more fulfilled.

 

Get The Support You Need To Launch A Successful Career

Massage training isn’t about getting a diploma to hang on the wall – it’s about developing the future you desire. As an NHI student you will be mentored by a dedicated and passionate team of massage therapy professionals committed to your success. You will also have access to a Student Life and Career Counselor to assist you with each step of becoming a massage therapist.

It is our mission at NHI to help you find work you love. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 over 87% of our graduates were working in the field of massage therapy.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Is A Rewarding Career In Massage Therapy Right For You? Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Massage Therapy and exploring whether NHI is right for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.

A helpful NHI Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

To speak to a knowledgeable NHI Admissions Advisor, give us a call at 888-279-7008.

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I am a recent graduate of the NMT program. NHI has been the most amazing experience of my life and it’s been the best decision of my life. Since taking this program, my clientele have come to me and said, “I’ve never had an experience like this in my life.” This program will take you beyond the competency of being a massage therapist to a high knowledge of knowing more than just massage.

Deborah Harrington | Santa Ana Campus

ACCREDITATIONS

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WHY ACCREDITATION IS IMPORTANT

Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

  • A reliable indicator of quality
  • Approved program of study
  • Qualified instructors
  • Recognition by employers nationwide

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit: www.nhi.edu/disclosure

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WHAT OUR GRADUATES SAY
“There are so many different pathways into choosing which field of massage therapy you would like to enter into. I had two interviews in one week and it was just exciting to know, “oh, which job can I choose from?” I was really able to get right into the massage field and get hired right away.”


Rachel Lopez - Massage Therapy Ambassador– Rachel Lopez | Sacramento Campus