Elective Courses

The Healing Arts Institute encourages students and graduates to strive for excellence by offering additional elective classes. These will further enhance the professional knowledge and experience of our graduates. In addition to our Reflexology and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Therapy programs, we offer these courses:

  • Thai Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Aromatherapy Lymphatic Massage
  • Aromatherapy Blending
  • Seaweed Masque and Salt Glo Treatment
  • Hot Stone Massage

Please contact the office for dates and prices of the upcoming scheduled electives.

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

elective classes

Click on the course names below to see the course descriptions.

Hours: 20

Hours: 24

Shiatsu is a traditional style of acupressure that increases the flow of energy (CHI) throughout the body. It is used to treat complaints such as spasms, stiffness, headache, and even asthma. Barb’s unique table version gives you the option of easily integrating it into your massage. It can be applied through clothing for on-site massage.

Prerequisite: Massage 1

Hours: 20

Lomi Lomi is a nurturing, flowing form of Hawaiian massage. This style uses primarily the forearm; integrating movements that are circles and figure eights all over the body; which are referred to as runs. The movements are designed to confuse the thinking mind and invite the client to surrender; letting go of anything that is no longer serving them and to receive more of their soul energy.

Prerequisite: Massage 1

Hours: 24

This soothing rhythmical massage combines gentle strokes with the healing aromas of essential oils. Stimulates the lymphatic system, cleanses the skin and detoxifies the body.

Prerequisite: Massage 2 or permission of instructor

Hours: 15

Create your own aromatherapy blends! We will show you how to blend essential oils for your own special needs such as creating a comfortable environment, relieving stress, or alleviating symptoms.

Prerequisite: None

Hours: 8

This course will introduce you to many more oils and their therapeutic properties. You will learn more about Aroma and the building blocks of essential oils.

Prerequisite: Aromatherapy Blending 1

Hours: 8

Seaweed Masque is a pampering full body treatment that rebalances energy, relieves stress, restores skin firmness and suppleness, stimulates circulation, and detoxifies. Salt Glo is an invigorating, moisturizing exfoliation treatment using scented oils & Mediterranean salts. When applied to the body it will stimulate the nervous system & soften the skin. Used in almost all spas.

Prerequisite: Massage 2 or permission of instructor

Hours: 8

Penetrating into tight muscles and releasing them quickly, Hot Stone Massage induces a deeply relaxed meditative state that feels marvelous. Learn how to make hot stones an extension of your hands, melting tension away faster and easier.

Prerequisite: Massage 1 or permission of instructor

Prerequisite: Massage 2 or permission of instructor

Hours: 8

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