Get the Skills to Be a Professional Massage Therapist

Oncology Massage
Providing healing massage treatments to those dealing with illness can be life-changing for clients & therapists

8 Month Massage Therapy Training Program with Focus on Caring for Clients with Cancer

Oncology massage is a gentle, safe, and effective massage technique that is comforting and nurturing for anyone with cancer, a history of cancer or in a fragile state of health.

The needs of massage clients facing cancer and other illnesses are best served by therapists who have taken the time to become informed and had guidance in this specialized area.

If you’re interested in the power of massage therapy and want to pursue a rewarding future helping others in need, becoming a qualified massage therapist is the first step on the path to becoming an oncology massage specialist.

Becoming a Qualified Massage Professional

Because of the various restrictions necessary for massage of ill clients, it is very important for the massage therapist who is treating a person affected by cancer - either currently or in the past - to have specialized training in oncology massage, in addition to being a licensed massage therapist.

The comprehensive Massage Therapy Training Program from National Holistic Institute provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to become a skilled massage therapist, and provides an introduction to Oncology Massage.

As a student in this program you’ll gain an array of skills in both Eastern and Western massage modalities, including:

  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Aromatherapy & Spa Life
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Hand & Foot Reflexology
  • Acupressure
  • Energy Work

Getting the skills to help others to feel well during difficult times is a truly enriching experience.

Real World Training

Students in this program treat real clients, under the guidance of licensed instructors, in our on-campus clinics. You’ll feel comfortable and fully prepared to transition from student to working massage 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.

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.

  • Ongoing Career Support Services
  • Access to Student Life Counselor
  • Convenient Schedules
  • Financial Aid is Available to Those That Qualify

Do What You Love!

Is a Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy Right For You? Get More Info…

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.

For immediate questions, please call 1-800-315-3552.


"I graduated from aesthetic school and I wanted to accentuate my business so I thought about massage therapy. After searching online for massage therapy schools NHI popped up. I gave them a call and set up a tour. I went to the school and said wow the people here are wonderful. Walking into this place felt like home, right then and there I knew that this was the place I needed to be, and this was the school I needed to go to."

Carlita Ballard | Santa Ana Campus
Carlita Ballard | Santa Ana Campus
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