Massage Therapy Program

The Massage Therapy Program from the Healing Arts Institute will give you the in-depth, hands-on training you need to practice as a professional massage therapist. Our 600-hour program over 36 weeks combines Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage with our proprietary Body Insight Method™ for transformative bodywork. As a graduate, you will be able to provide a variety of therapeutic massage techniques.

Your education will focus on learning advanced, therapeutic communication skills that will increase your clients’ awareness of their long-term health and well-being, leading to real and lasting change in their lives. All learning takes place on our Fort Collins, Colorado campus through a balance of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences, and you’ll be practicing hands-on techniques from the very start of the program.

Our massage therapy program is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and meets the national school average number of hours for massage education. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to test for the MBLEx licensing exam provided by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). We are also an assigned school of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)  and a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Healing Arts Institute graduates have a first-time pass rate that far exceeds state and national pass rates.

Massage Therapy Program Highlights

As a student in our massage therapy program, you will learn:

    • The three key skills employers are seeking:
    • Full body relaxation massage
    • Corrective bodywork
    • Integrative massage for deeper pain relief
  • Functional Anatomy and Physiology that has real-world applications in assessing your clients’ postural issues and correctly treating problem areas to relieve their tension and pain
  • Proper body mechanics (ergonomics) to keep your body pain free throughout your professional career
  • Professional skills that will impress future clients and employers
  • The Body Insight Method™, our exclusive Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) method that combines bodywork, active movement, and active awareness to help you master the true art and science of corrective therapy.

Learn all this and more from our experienced instructors.  All of them practice as massage therapists, and most are graduates of our program. Their energetic teaching style keeps classes upbeat so you can have fun while you learn.

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