get the skills to be a

Professional Massage Therapist

8 Month Massage Therapy Career Training Program With Classes Online and On-Campus

Massage Therapy has become the most widely used complementary care modality in the United States. More and more people turn to massage to treat injury, reduce pain and ease stress.

Whether you’re just starting out, ready to make a career change, or perhaps looking for a second source of income, you owe it to yourself to consider your potential as a Massage Therapist. If you’re a compassionate, intuitive person interested in holistic healing, helping others, and working in a clinical setting, becoming a professional bodyworker is a great choice for a rewarding career with a great job outlook!

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
  • Sports Massage
  • Prenatal 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.




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:

CAMTC Approved | SCH0045


“After graduating from National Holistic Institute, I have nothing but good things to say about NHI. The entire program was so beautifully organized, and our mentors really did go above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience possible. If you’re considering attending, their team is wonderful at helping you decide if this path is a good fit for you, I can’t recommend NHI enough!”

– Natalie Almond | Redding Campus

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Real World Training

Massage is unquestionably a hands-on field, and at NHI we believe that’s how it should be taught. As a student in our program you’ll work on the public, under the guidance of licensed instructors, in our on-campus clinics. You’ll feel comfortable and fully prepared to transition from being a student to working as a massage therapy professional after gaining so much direct, real world experience before you graduate.

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 that is why we offer a hybrid learning environment with classes online and on-campus. 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.

Get Prepared for California State Certification

Upon completion of this program, graduates are fully prepared and qualified to take the MBLEX exam and apply 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.

Career Opportunities

NHI Graduates enter the field with confidence, knowing they have the skills it takes to build the career they want. You will learn skills that allow you to run your own practice. You may choose to work full or part-time in a variety of exciting professional settings, such as:


  • Athletic Teams
  • Marathons & Sporting Events
  • Health Clubs & Fitness Centers


  • Wellness Centers
  • Natural Food & Health Stores
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Massage Clinics

Luxury Lifestyle

  • Spas
  • Resorts
  • Cruise Lines
  • Upscale & Boutique Hotels


  • Corporate
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Offices
  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy


  • Own Your Own Business as a sole practitioner
  • Provide Off-site Chair Massages at offices, airports, retail locations, public and private events

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 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 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 87% of our graduates are working in the field of massage therapy.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

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 888-279-7008.

Shila Jones | Redding Campus’s photo

The Spring Of 2018 change my life forever. It changed because I made the decision to look into this amazing school. Hesitant at first because of my busy schedule as a Certified Nurses Assistant I wondered could I work and go to school full time? The answer is YES! This school has a flexible schedule anyone can work with. So I went for it!

Working full time and going to school full time + Externship. Enduring the Carr fire Together as a family & helping the community where we could. Setting up all of the open houses to raise money and support our first responders was an amazing experience.

At the near end of my senior segment I made the decision with a fellow classmate/friend to open our private practice Body Recalibration Massage Therapy.
8 months later & 800+ hours finished, we made it! With the bittersweet goodbye & friendships/family to last a lifetime it was time to go our separate ways.

Now I have successfully retained clients Over the last year and a half. Multiple Contracts with local businesses for massages. And continued education as a Bellanina Facelift Massage Practitioner. All of this was possible because of this school. But mainly the Redding, CA campus! The instructors and guidance that is shared in this location can make anyone successful.

2 1/2 years later and I now have current students from NHI coming to Body Recalibration Massage Therapy to learn more in a different setting. I enjoy working and learning how each individual has a different massage style. Yesterday was the last day with my student and I couldn’t be more proud of how far she has come. She applied such dedication over the last 8 months, even with the COVID pandemic.

All of this was possible because of the dedication to NHI. It was the best decision I have made. It opened my heart and eyes to the world of Massage Therapy and I am forever grateful.

Shila Jones CMT, BFMP
Owner of Body Recalibration Massage Therapy

Shila Jones | Redding Campus