Holistic Massage & Bodywork Therapist

625 hour licensing program


The Holistic Massage & Bodywork Therapy 625-hour program is a unique blend of courses that prepare the student for a diverse set of skills in the massage and bodywork field. The program includes the typical courses found in many massage programs. The Holistic Massage Therapist program goes beyond the norm to include courses such as Reflexology, Reiki, Biomanetcs, Acupressure, Aromatherapy and more.  The program is an exploration of anatomy, physiology and pathology that will develop an understanding of the human physical, energetic experience, and the effects of therapy.  Holistic Massage Therapy benefits the mind, body, and emotions. The student will prepare for Licensing Examination and the NC State Licensing process.

Access the School Catalog PDF to learn more.  View examples of the Evening Schedule or Day-time Schedule

The Holist Massage & Bodywork Therapy 625-hour Program consists of the courses below:

Fundamental Massage Theory and Practice

  • Massage Introduction - Lymphatic Massage 10 hours

  • Holistic Massag Thery and Practice 55 hours

  • Swedish Massage - Deep Tissue Techniques 30 hours

  • Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Techniques 25 hours

  • Sports Massage - Medical and Orthopedic Foundations 25 hours

  • Prenatal Massage - Alternate Client Positioning 15 hours

  • Thai Massage Introduction - Table Top Techniques 10 hours

  • Chair Massage 15 hours

  • Acupressure Massage and Eastern Philosophy I 10 hours

  • Acupressure Massage and Eastern Philosophy II 10 hours

  • Fundamental Massage Practice 70 hours

Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology

  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology 125 hours

  • Pathology for Massage and Bodywork 40 hours

Additional Related Courses

  • Business & Licensing 20 hours

  • Ethics 20 hours

  • Holistic Communication 10 hours

  • Holistic Communication II 5 hours

  • Psychology in the Massage Practice5 hours

  • Hydrotherapy - Treatments and Therapies Related to Massage 5 hours

  • Reflexology 10 hours

  • Reflexology II 15 hours

  • Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles 5 hours

  • Reiki First Degree 10 hours

  • Advanced Energy Healing Techniques 10 hours

  • Applied Kinesiology - BioMagnetic Therapy 5 hours

  • Applied Kinesiology - BioMagnetic Therapy II 5 hours

  • Therapeutic Value of Herbs 6 hours

  • Therapeutic Value of Herbs II 10 hours

  • Aromatherapy 10 hours

  • Holistic Nutrition Theory 8hours

  • Holistic Nutrition Theory II 10hours

  • Qi Gong6 hours

  • Qi Gong II10 hours

Courses / Internships that can be added to the program

  • Chair Massage Internship 20 hours

  • Sports Massage Internship Int 20 hours

  • Externship with Healthcare Professionals 50 hours

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The Holistic Massage and Bodywork Therapy
625 hour Program

The Program is offered as an Evening Schedule or a Day-time Schedule

The school presents the program as an Evening Schedule

The evening schedule begins the middle of April each year.  The schedule completes the following February.

Classes are scheduled Monday-Thursday with a number of weekends or Saturdays.

The school presents the program as an Day-time Schedule

The day-time schedule begins the middle of August each year.  The schedule completes the following May.

Classes are scheduled Tuesday and Thursday with a number of weekends or Saturdays.


Financial Assistance

A variety of discounts and tuition payment options are available for qualifying applicants.  At present the school does not provide financial aid.  The school provides a Tuition Discount of 10% for Full Payment at the start of the program.

Alternatively, tuition payment plans with low monthly payments including interest are available by contract.  Payment plans including interest require a tuition down payment and will include a payment scheduled for 12, 18, or 24 months.  Tuition payment plans are documented and managed by a financial management company adhering to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA regulation).



The program tuition includes the use of the schools equipment, linens, and oil supplies for use during class or at events.

Tuition does not include the purchase of books and a massage table for use outside of class.


Refund Policy

The following policy applies to all programs offered through the school:

1.      For applicants who withdraw before the program start date (e.g. before attending the first class), all tuition and fees shall be fully refunded, including the tuition deposit.

2.      For students who withdraw after the program start date (e.g. after attending a class) but before completing 25% of the program, all tuition and fees shall be fully refunded minus a percentage based on the hours completed and the $1,000 non-refundable tuition deposit.  Examples: (1) A student with an approved withdraw from the program that has progressed 130 hours who completed a 50% tuition payment ($4,900) will receive a tuition refund of $4,900-2,123=$2,277.  (2) A student with an approved withdraw from the program that has progressed 50 hours ($816) who completed a 50% tuition payment ($4,900) will receive a tuition refund of $4,900-1,000 (non-refundable tuition deposit) =$3,900, rather than $4,900-816=$4,084.

3.      No student who is dismissed from the School pursuant to the School’s administrative policies and procedure shall receive a refund of tuition or fees.  No student shall receive a refund once 25% of the program has progressed or the student has completed 25% of the program.  During the program period from 25-100% no refunds shall be processed.  Examples: (1) A student is dismissed from the school as a result of refusing to adhere to school policies, procedures, and/or student regulations.  The student is dismissed without refund. (2) A student requests a voluntary withdrawal from the school at the time that the program progressed 168 hours (28%).  The student withdraws without refund.  The school does provide a reasonable alternative to withdraw without refund (see Leave of Absence page 14)

4.      In the event a school program is cancelled in its entirety (e.g. an entire curriculum or program is no longer offered by the school), each student in the cancelled program shall receive a full refund of tuition and fees for that program.

5.         All refunds shall be made in writing.  Refunds shall be made within 30 days of the date of termination.  Refunds for textbooks and/or supplies will be made only if the textbooks and/or supplies are returned in their original condition.