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Have a Rewarding Career as a Massage Therapist

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.

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.

See Why You’ll Love Your New Career as a Massage Therapist for a Spa

The benefits 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
  • 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
  • Opportunity to diversify your expertise to include wraps, scrubs and other services
  • Receive complimentary continued education opportunities

Become a Qualified Massage Therapist in as little as 8 months.

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.

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.

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:


  • 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 85% of our graduates are currently working in the field of massage therapy.

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.

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 800-315-3552.




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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NHI had a full curriculum that I really enjoyed. I also really loved the campus – the campus was just beautiful. Because of my education at NHI, I was able to not only get a job as a massage therapist, but I actually ended up buying a spa right before I graduated. I had no intention of buying a spa but because the previous owner was looking to sell it and she knew I went to NHI she decided that I would be a good fit to purchase her spa.

– Dianne Evans | San Jose Campus


We hire graduates from NHI because we find them very well prepared for all aspects of massage in our spa. They have excellent knowledge of their craft and have experienced a clinical setting. The clinical setting prepares them for the high level of customer service Burke Williams’s client’s demand. The educational setting prepares them to learn our signature services with ease and continue to grow with our organization.

There are several benefits of a 900 hour program. First the therapist are able to test out for Deep Tissue and Pregnancy modalities right away and begin performing these services. Second, the therapist are also able to gain repeat clients quickly because they have the knowledge, skill and communication tools that enable them to make a difference in the client’s well being. Third, each therapist comes with an understanding that knowledge is powerful so when they are asked to attend further training classes to learn our signature services they welcome the opportunity to learn more.

– Burke Williams | Lee Gollnick, General Manager