Excel in Massage

Slog through a job you hate or train for one you love? You decide.

8 Month Massage Therapy Training Program – Evening & Weekend Classes Available

On average, we spend 30% of our lives at work. Shouldn’t that time mean something to you? You don’t have to settle, or stay in a position you’ve outgrown.

Massage is the most widely used complementary care in the United States. With more people than ever before turning to massage to ease stress, reduce pain, treat injury and even enhance feelings of connectedness, now is an exciting time for individuals drawn to a holistic lifestyle.

Break Out of the 9am-5pm Grind

Anne Nelson Testimonial

Massage therapists enjoy the freedom to set their own schedule. This is creative, intuitive work. As a qualified massage professional you have the flexibility to balance your career around your lifestyle, including your other interests and responsibilities. Some individuals even choose to manage their practice as a second career income.

Massage training puts you in control of your future.

Become A Qualified Massage Therapist

The Massage Therapy Training Program at National Holistic Institute (NHI) provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support you need to become a qualified and confident massage therapist.

Our extensive program, led by knowledgeable massage professionals with years of experience in the field, is ideal for mature learners eager to transition to a new career. As a student, you receive one-on-one support and personalized guidance on how to apply your own life experience to building a successful massage practice.

Students 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 and
  • 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.

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.

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.

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
      • 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
    • Professional
      • 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 who are 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. Last year, 88% of our graduates were working in the field of massage therapy.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

It’s not too late to start fresh. Do what you love!

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 1-800-315-3552.


"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
Cheri Brown | Petaluma Campus
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