Get the Skills to Be a Professional Massage Therapist

Geriatric Massage
Qualified massage therapists can have a profoundly positive impact on quality of life for seniors

8 Month Massage Therapy Training Program - Includes Training on Caring for Elderly Clients

The increasing population of seniors across the country can provide an excellent client base for new massage therapists with the skills to respond to their needs.

If you’re interested in the power of massage therapy and want to pursue a rewarding future helping older people to live well, becoming a qualified massage therapist is your first step to a rewarding future.

Become a Qualified Massage Professional

Seniors today make up an incredibly varied and diverse demographic. Many seniors are more active than people half their age, while others may deal with mobility issues or even dementia. Massage therapists working with the elderly need to educate themselves about the needs of their clients and have the specialized training to respond with applicable treatments.

The comprehensive Massage Therapy Training Program from National Holistic Institute provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to become a skilled massage therapist, as well as an introduction to geriatric massage.

As a student in this program you’ll gain an array of skills in both Eastern and Western massage modalities, including:

  • Swedish
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Hand & Foot Reflexology
  • Acupressure
  • Energy Work
  • Thai Massage

Real World Training

Students in this program treat real clients, under the guidance of licensed instructors, in our on-campus clinics. You’ll feel comfortable and fully prepared to transition from student to working massage professional after gaining so much direct, real world experience before you graduate.

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.

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.

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.

  • Ongoing Career Support Services
  • Access to Student Life Counsellor
  • Convenient Schedules
  • Financial Aid is Available to Those That Qualify

Do What You Love!

Is a Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Geriatric 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.

For immediate questions, please call 1-800-315-3552.


"NHI had a full curriculum that I really enjoyed. I also really loved the campus – the campus was just beautiful. Because of my education at NHI, I was able to not only get a job as a massage therapist, but I actually ended up buying a spa right before I graduated. I had no intention of buying a spa but because the previous owner was looking to sell it and she knew I went to NHI she decided that I would be a good fit to purchase her spa."

Dianne Evans | San Jose Campus
Dianne Evans | San Jose Campus
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