Fund Your dance dreams

With Massage

8 Month Massage Therapy Career Training – Full & Part Time Programs Available

You live to dance, to move, to create. You’re among the brave few driven enough to dedicate your life to choreographing, directing, teaching and performing. Unfortunately, in today’s world, passion isn’t always enough to live on while you pursue a career in the arts.

What do you do to support yourself and fuel what moves you?

Take Control of Your Future with Massage Training

Professional Massage Therapists enjoy the freedom to set their own schedule. Many work part-time or manage their practice as a second career income. As a qualified Massage Therapist you could have the flexibility to balance your massage career around dance commitments and support yourself while you pursue your calling.

In addition to professional flexibility, the intense focus on anatomy, injury prevention and rehabilitation make massage and dance incredibly complementary practices.

Becoming A Qualified Massage Therapist

The Massage Therapy Training Program from National Holistic Institute (NHI) provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to become a qualified and confident massage practitioner (without spending years in school).

You can choose from convenient morning, afternoon or evening schedules. As a full-time student you can complete this program in as little as 8 months. The full-time program can be completed in 10 months.

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; and
  • Hot Stone Massage.

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

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

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

  • Hands-On Training in a Professional Clinic Setting
  • Flexible Schedules
  • Preparation for National Certification
  • Career Support Services
  • Financial Aid is Available for Those That Qualify




What our graduates say

“One of the great things about going to NHI is that you get to work in the massage clinic. The clinic is something that not all massage schools have. You actually get hands on experience with the public. The great thing about being a student at NHI is that you can actually get work before you even graduate. I was just offered a position at Burke Williams in West Hollywood. All of the things that I have learned at NHI and the great opportunities I received have really prepared me for the real world.”

Lily Macias - Massage Therapy Ambassador– Lily Macias | Studio City Campus

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:

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.

Talitha Ekama | San Jose Campus’s photo

What I love about NHI is that they offer a really great core program. The core program is the foundation of what you will grow into and become as a massage therapist, and it covers all of the things that you really need to know and be aware of as a massage therapist. They also have a 450 hour program and that is what really helped me get a leg up in the industry.

Talitha Ekama | San Jose Campus