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To Advance Your Massage Therapy Career

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

If you’re a massage therapist with a minimum of 500 hours of training or have equivalent training in another healthcare discipline, the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program from National Holistic Institute (NHI) can provide the in-depth training, hands-on experience and industry guidance to take your practice and career to the next level.

In addition to massage therapists, many of our Advanced Students have a background as physical therapists & physical therapy assistants, chiropractors & chiropractic assistants, nurses, athletic trainers, pilates instructors, yoga instructors, personal trainers, and more.

If your goal as a manual therapist is to collaborate with other healthcare professionals, to enhance your assessment skills, to provide patient-centered, safe and effective injury prevention and pain management, then this program is for you.

Temporary Move to Online Classes

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHI classes have shifted to online distance learning. You can start online now and finish on campus. Get a head start on your education and become a Massage Therapist in as little as 8 months!

In This Program You Will Learn:

Advanced Assessment Strategies which include:

  • History taking
  • Postural observation
  • Range of motion testing
  • Orthopedic testing
  • Neuro-dynamic testing
  • Understanding stages of healing so that you can select the proper tools to be patient-centered

Based upon this advanced assessment,
you will learn to utilize:

  • Dr. Janet Travell’s Trigger Point Therapy
  • Deep Transverse Friction Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Somatic Movement
  • Orthopedic and Sports Injury Management
  • Orthopedic and Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Pain Education Neuroscience
  • Medical Communication Skills

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 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 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. The five modules are broken up to focus on the following areas:

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

You may also choose to take 3-Hour Samplers.

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.




“I am an architect and I decided to explore massage therapy as an alternative to spending eight hours a day at a desk. Every class was amazing and I loved the AVK teaching method that is used at NHI which is learning by hearing, seeing and doing, it really helped make the curriculum easy to learn because we got the information in so many different ways.”

– Anne Nelson | Emeryville Campus


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

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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.

If you have specific questions about the program, and would like to speak to directly to our Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program Director, please call Cynthia Ribeiro at , 800-315-3552 ext 217.

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When I talk to my current clients I always tell them that I feel like I hit the jack pot by coming to NHI.

Alyssa Corson | Santa Ana Campus