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Provide Deeper Benefits to Clients Through Neuromuscular Therapy Continuing Education

As a Neuromuscular Therapist you will be able to provide effective and safe patient centered manual therapies. You will learn to work in collaboration with other health care professionals.

Advance Your Career With Advanced Education

Our 450-Hour Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program is a stand-alone continuing education program for massage therapists and other health care professionals. Our program is the most comprehensive continuing education program in the nation and is the only continuing education program for bodywork in the country that is accredited by the Department of Education.

The Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Program consists of 5 Modules, each of which focuses in detail on one area of the body:

  • Shoulder Thoracic
  • Head & Neck
  • Lumbar Pelvic
  • Lower Extremities
  • Upper Extremities

The ANMT Program is taught in an interactive distance learning format. During each module, students experience a dynamic learning environment through:

  • 15 Academic classes online via Microsoft Teams
  • 5 on campus manual therapy classes
  • Support materials include:
    • Daily review quizzes
    • Manual Therapy instruction videos featuring ANMT Program Founder Cynthia Ribeiro

If you completed a massage therapy education of at least 500-Hours and/or are a licensed health care professional, completion of the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program will allow you to:

  • Set yourself apart with an understanding of the bio-psycho-social theory of pain
  • Confidently apply a non-pharmacalogical approach to pain management
  • Achieve the confidence to communicate and collaborate with other healthcare professionals
  • Be part of the solution to the opioid crisis by gaining experience with detailed assessment and neuromuscular techniques for persistent pain and injury rehabilitation
  • Increase your freedom and opportunity to work in any environment from spas, to chiropractic offices and physical therapy studios, to building your dream private practice

If you are a Physical Therapist Assistant, Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, Doctor, Nurse or other healthcare professional who frequently helps patients rehabilitate from pain and injury, this program will allow you to:

  • Add depth and dimension to your ability to facilitate healing in your patients




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:

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“I was already a certified massage therapist for five years before applying to NHI in Studio City. I was applying for the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy program, but decided to enroll in their 12-month Core program first to refresh and learn new techniques. I am so grateful that I did. The experience was well worth it before taking the ANMT course. All of the instructors and staff members are very professional and create a great environment for learning and gain work experience. Both students and alumni get exceptional support. Veterans are also acknowledged and are supported in utilizing VA educational benefits which is a major plus in my book. If you are looking for a well organized course curriculum in massage therapy, inquire about the National Holistic Institute.”

– Jai White | Studio City Campus

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Tuition & Financial Aid

You can afford to go to NHI!

Our Financial Aid Advisors are ready to help you through the massage school tuition and application process. National Holistic Institute awards financial aid to all eligible students with the vast majority receiving an individually tailored financial aid package.

Our goal is to simplify the financial aid process and to educate students on their rights and responsibilities with their finances. We strongly value and encourage financial literacy for our students by providing support for any questions you may have funding your massage therapy education.

NHI is one of the few massage therapist schools in California that qualifies for Federal Financial Aid Programs, including:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Stafford Loans
  • Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • Federal Work Study (FWS)
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

NHI also offers additional funding options, including:

  • Interest-Free Payment Plans
  • Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan
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    Use NHI School Code 025423 when prompted.
    You are strongly encouraged to complete your FAFSA prior to applying for this loan.
  • GI Bill®/Veteran’s Assistance Grants
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Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program

  • 450 Hours

    Total Hours to Complete

  • As little as 5.5 months

    Program Length

  • $9,443

    +$50 Registration Fee | +$387 Books & Supplies | +$20 STRF

Advanced Cadaver Labs

Students will benefit from three in-depth Cadaver Lab Experiences. Students get to see and touch muscles and nerves, arteries and veins, and observe their relationship to the patient.

Obtain Approved CEUs

The Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program qualifies to meet Continuing Education requirements for:

  • NCBTMB Board Certified
  • PT Assistants
  • Personal Trainers
  • Yoga Practitioners
  • Pilates Instructors

Convenient Schedules

We know the demands our working professional students face. We’ve designed the advanced program to fit the needs of busy adult learners. The 450-Hour Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program is offered in five 90-hour modules, which can be taken separately or consecutively in a hybrid learning environment with classes online and on-campus. The five modules are broken up to focus on the following areas:

  • Shoulder & Thoracic Region
  • Head & Neck
  • Lumbar-Pelvic Region
  • Lower Extremities
  • Upper Extremities

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.

Take your skills and your career to the next level with Advanced Training.

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 800-315-3552.

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If you’re interested in going to NHI or pursuing a career in massage therapy, do it ! Don’t only join for the Core Massage Therapy Training Program, take the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program and help define what Massage Therapy truly is. I went from working 60-80 hours a week in restaurants and customer service based jobs that were draining me and not allowing me to have a life. Being a Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist or just a CMT (Certified Massage Therapist) in general allows me to work half that amount of hours a week or less and still make a living. I am more in-tuned with my own body and self care. I finally see a bright future for myself and am looking forward to this journey that has only just begun. Attending the National Holistic Institute has helped change my life in all the best ways possible.

Alyssa Osborn | San Jose Campus