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To Be A Massage Therapist for a Luxury Spa

8 Month Massage Therapy Career Training Program

If you’re an intuitive, compassionate person who enjoys helping others and you’re interested in health and healing, and the power of touch, you owe it to yourself to consider a rewarding career in massage therapy.

Why You’ll Love Working at a Spa as a Massage Therapist

Massage Therapy has become the most widely used complementary care modality in the United States. More and more people are turning to massage to treat injury, reduce pain and ease stress. Spas are where most people continue to receive massage, with 21% of those surveyed saying they received their last massage at a spa.

The perks of working at a spa may vary depending on which spa you work for, but here’s a list of reasons why working at a spa might be the right fit for you:

  • The option to work for a variety of spas including day spas, resort and destination spas, hotels and medical based spas
  • The continually growing spa industry gives you more opportunities to move or relocate
  • On average, massage therapists working in spa settings earn $51.58 per hour
  • The ability to work with multiple clients a day, and have a steady supply of new clients
  • Receive discounted or complimentary services at the spa
  • Be supplied with linens, equipment, oil and cream, and uniforms
  • Opportunity to work in a pleasant, relaxing environment
  • Opportunity to diversify your expertise to include wraps, scrubs and other services
  • Receive complimentary continued education opportunities
  • Receive benefit packages including medical and dental coverage, sick days, and vacation days
  • Working with a team of massage therapists will provide you with a sense of community and support
  • The ability to spend more time focusing on providing the best services for your clients while the supportive staff manages booking appointments, processing payments, general cleaning, laundry services, and assistance with treatment room turnover

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
  • 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.

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 at each campus to assist you with each step of becoming a massage therapist.

It is our mission at NHI to help you find work you love. Over 85% of our graduates are currently working in the field of massage therapy.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

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.

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.





“I feel a lot more happier and content with myself. I actually love waking up in the morning and going to work and having that interaction with my clients and seeing the vast improvements in their lives. It’s really rewarding.”

lily_macias– Freddie Cadiente | San Francisco Campus


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

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Career Opportunities

NHI Graduates enter the field with confidence, knowing they have the skills it takes to build the career they want. As a massage therapist you’ll have the flexibility to work in a variety of exciting professional settings in addition to spas such as:

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.

Natalie Gilbert | Studio City Campus’s photo

I’m originally from St.Louis, Missouri and I moved all the way to California to start the program at NHI. I researched the school beforehand and it looked great. I really wanted a well rounded education that NHI offered. At NHI, I made really great relationships with my mentors. I chose massage therapy because you can go in so many different directions and now I’m completely supporting myself through massage therapy.

Natalie Gilbert | Studio City Campus