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To Be A Professional Massage Therapist

8 Month Massage Therapy Career Training Program in Petaluma

Whether you’re just starting out, ready to make a career change, or perhaps looking for a second source of income. If you’re a compassionate, intuitive person interested in holistic healing and helping others and you’re looking for a rewarding career that fits your lifestyle, you owe it to yourself consider your potential in massage therapy.

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Petaluma | Sonoma County Massage School Campus

1347 Redwood Way
Petaluma, CA 94954


MON – FRI / 8:15am – 10:15pm
SUN / Closed

Schedule a campus tour here or
Call an Admissions Advisor Today 707.789.9235

Whats great about Petaluma Campus?

  • Fully Supervised Teaching Massage Clinic
  • Hands-On Learning Labs & Resources
  • Career Placement Support Department
  • Onsite Financial Aid Specialists
  • Parking

A part of Alameda County, Emeryville California is located in a corridor between Berkeley and Oakland and extends to the shore of the San Francisco Bay. Home to Pixar Studios and many other industrious companies, Emeryville is a bustling, healthy city. A rich arts and culture scene, along with abundant outdoor activities, dining and night life make Emeryville an excellent place to spend your time.

Recommended Reviews of NHI

Akilah T

Akilah T.


United States


Since becoming a student at NHI, I have developed a greater sense of purpose and significance in my life. The instructors truly care about each student as a person and as a rising colleague in the industry of massage. Clients respect that we are students while also appreciating the level of expertise and knowlege we provide for their bodies and overall well-being. I recommend NHI to anyone interested in the field of massage and to everyone with a desire to implement a massage regimen into their lives.

Tracy C.

Tracy C.

Santa Rosa,

United States


In May of 2009 I changed the course of my life by attending NHI. Because of a phenomenal staff, I was able to re-invent myself and establish a new career. It was an amazing experience and I am excitedly building a practice in Santa Rosa. But what is most incredible of all is that I recently discovered the basic foundations I learned at NHI prepared me for some very challenging times I have faced in my personal life. Friends and family have told me that I definitely changed since beginning the program and I am better equipped to handle all that life throws me. Thank you NHI for teaching me to be grounded, mindful and present!

mary k

Mary K


United States


If you’re looking for the best massage school coupled by the highest caliber faculty and administration it’s equal, NHI is it. Having been in massage education for several years, I can say shy from any doubt, the school, curriculum to teaching standards far exceeds anything I’ve experienced in the industry.Something magical happens when you combine 30 years of commitment, 1 part faculty superb and their continual drive for further improvements. It was no surprise when I heard NHI was awarded massage school of the year. If you’re thinking about massage education, invest a bit of time at on campus, talk to the teachers and definitely sit in on a class.

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.





“The people at NHI have brought me to a place where I believe in myself. I walked into the door and I immediately felt like I was at home. NHI has given me the opportunity to find work that I love.”

Marc Hoffman - Massage Therapy Ambassador– Marc Hoffman | Petaluma 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

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit:

Cheri Brown | Petaluma Campus’s photo

Before NHI, I was doing the mom thing…feeling very safe and comfortable. Going to NHI was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. I chose NHI because of what they offered, not just learning the skill of massage but also learning marketing skills, and business skills. I now have my own practice with a team of five massage therapists.

Cheri Brown | Petaluma Campus