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Certified Massage Therapy Program

Touch is the first sense to develop in the human body. The physical, emotional, and spiritual healing that can be provided via human touch is undeniable in the hands of a trained and practiced bodywork expert. Muscle pain can be relieved, tensions soothed, and calm restored.

The human touch has the power to heal. Massage is the guiding technique that harnesses the power of touch to enhance your physical and mental health. Massage reduces stress by improving circulation, triggering the release of endorphins, and relieving physical symptoms.

Massage as a vocation is a learned skill. The Holistic Life Institute of Learning trains Certified Massage Therapists in a variety of massage modalities that prepare them for certification by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) with 500 hours of training.

swedish massage

Swedish Massage Training

Swedish massage originated in Europe and employs the use of long, soothing hand strokes designed to relax muscles and release endorphins. The patient is draped with a sheet during the session. Oils and/or lotions are used to facilitate the gentle manipulation of muscles, relieving tension and stiffness and pain.

deep tissue massage

Deep Tissue Massage

Increased pressure, using the hand, elbow, and forearm, enables the therapist to bring added relief during a Swedish Massage session when the client's muscles are extremely taut or stiff. This usually helps in cases of sports injuries or long-standing chronic pain.

myofacial release

Myofacial Release

Also included as an adjunct to Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release enables the therapist to alleviate symptoms of fibromyalgia pain using a special technique that gently loosens stiff and inflamed myofascial tissues.

hot stone

Hot Stone Massage

Warm stones are placed over a warm towel on the muscles of the back and legs to soften them and to keep them warm before and during a Swedish massage session.

reflexology hand massage


Reflexology is applied to the hands and feet using specific pressure and massage techniques. The session usually lasts approximately 45 minutes and is very relaxing. Reflexology helps to alleviate pain throughout the body.

shiatsu chair massage

Shiatsu Therapy

Shiatsu is a gentle, relaxing massage that increases the flow of "Chi" throughout the energy meridians of the body, opening blockages and improving overall health. Shiatsu can be performed in a sitting position and is often called "chair massage". There is no disrobing with this modality.

taichi HLI

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a form of exercise that involves slow, flowing movements that are meant to increase Chi and to enable the therapist to adopt the correct posture and momentum to perform massage properly. It also improves concentration, focus, and the ability to learn by observation.

cranial sacral balance

Cranial Sacral Balancing

Cranial-Sacral Balancing is a gentle, deeply relaxing form of hands-on body therapy which helps to free the body from stress and tension. A very light touch is used to release restrictions in the cranial-sacral system, with the aim of improving the function of the central nervous system. Cranial-Sacral Balancing is very gentle and safe, but also extremely powerful. It can help the client to experience true relaxation and all of the positive effects that deep relaxation can bring.

positional release

Positional Release

Positional Release is a form of gentle stretching and holding movements, guided by the therapist, that enables the client's body to release tension and stress before during or after a Swedish massage.


Reiki Therapeutic Touch

Reiki is literally translated as "Spiritually guided universal life force energy". For over 150 years, Reiki has been taught all around the world, and is a perfect adjunct to a massage practice or a stand-alone hands-on healing technique that Holistic Health Practitioners can offer without the requirements of a massage certificate. Reiki requires no disrobing. All five levels are taught. Upon completion, graduates may open their own Reiki training facility.

Aromatouch Oils

Aromatouch Therapy

Aromatouch Therapy involves the specific application of essential oils to the client's spine and feet during a Swedish massage session.


Marketing strategies are taught to assist the graduate in opening and operating a Wellness Center or in finding employment with an existing Wellness Center, Medi Spa, Day Spa, or Chiropractic office. The main focus is on establishing the graduate's own business.

Certified Holistic Health Practitioner


Herbal Medicine

HERBS! We discover the gifts botanicals give us through their medicinal, culinary and cosmetic properties. In class, we recognize an herb as being any botanical whose roots, leaves, bark, flowers, fruits, and stems contribute to our health and well-being.



Iridology is the study of the patterns and markings in the iris of the eye. These patterns and markings correlate with specific health and nutritional challenges and strengths and weaknesses in the body. Iridology does not attempt to diagnose any specific disease condition, but rather help us understand our basic temperament so can know how to balance our nutrition and lifestyle to obtain greater physical, mental and emotional fitness.

ayurvedic medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine is a course which focuses on the ancient school of “Ayurveda.” This system's personalized approach to the prevention and treatment of disease is unique, focusing on the individual and how a particular illness uniquely manifests in that individual.  At the heart of the medicine is the concept of PRAKRUTI, an individual's unique constitution of being which is fixed for the duration of one's life. This PRAKRUTI is combination of three doshas; VATA, PITTA and KAPHA, which are the three basic principle energies of the body. The cause of disease in the body is viewed in Ayurvedic Medicine as a lack of cellular function due to an excess or deficiency of these three energies. In order for us to balance our mind, body and consciousness, we need to understand how VATA, PITTA and KAPHA work together.



Beginning Yoga offers training in ancient gentle postures for creating balance in the body through strength and flexibility. This class will enable the practitioner to provide beginning yoga posture suggestions and examples to their massage clients for increased mobility.



AROMATHERAPY is the therapeutic application of essential oils, which are the key ingredients distilled from a plant’s seeds, bark, roots, etc. Essential Oils are at the heart of aromatherapy and the root of our studies.



Homeopathy is a gentle philosophy that sees disease as an energy imbalance, a disturbance in the bodies “vital force.” Its techniques are based on the premise that the body is self-healing and that symptoms are the expression of the body trying to restore balance. Homeopathy does not cover up or destroy disease but stimulates the body’s own healing action.


Flower Essences

FLOWER ESSENCES are the “life-forces” derived from the plants via a water infused matrix which address emotional issues and mind/body health.


Nutri-Escience is “the Science of Essential Nutrition.” In this class we explore the unseen influences in our diet and environment that may be adversely influencing our health. Using natural remedies, lifestyle modifications, and supplementation, we strive to compensate for adverse influences and restore balance and optimum wellness.

EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique

Taught throughout the world for over 40 years, EFT helps to alleviate stress and fear-based phobias that are instigated through feelings, emotions, and memories of traumatic events. By tapping on strategic points in the acupuncture meridian system, stored traumatic feelings and emotions can be released. This technique is useful for symptoms of PTSD, smoking, and stress.

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