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“The body cannot be cured without regard for the soul.”    -Socrates

Dear Students,

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Being a massage therapist is a wonderful profession. It lets you actualize your spirit’s call to be of service in a way that also nurtures you. The ripple effect of your caring spreads well beyond your reach, and it becomes a sort of practical peace work. Massage is also an act of creation, and therapists ultimately create unique sessions that are their heart and soul’s expression of a healing intention.

Being in massage school is usually one of the best periods of a person’s life. You meet people with similar good intentions, and you learn so much about yourself in the process of learning to do massage. You receive massage most days as well as give it, and often a student’s body changes for the better while in school. Plus, in learning how to listen to clients, and to hold space for them, you deepen your own emotional intelligence. At the end of school, you have the skills to support yourself by actively participating in helping other people’s lives improve. It is a very satisfying life.

Our teachers are all working therapists, who want to ‘give back’ to the profession that has nurtured them. We are excited to help you grow as a professional – and as a small school, we can help you find the way to become a professional massage therapist that is in harmony with your individual expression. 

Eloise Albrecht, L.Ac

Hands on Healing Institute

Faculty Bios

Our Instructors

Hands on Healing Institute has carefully and deliberately, hand-picked our instructors, to be able to create the highest level of educational learning. All of our Instructors are current working therapists in their field of expertise and some have been working in the field of massage therapy for 20 plus years. This allows the students to obtain the most up to date and pertinent knowledge available. Here at Hands on Healing we strive to produce a safe, warm, and loving atmosphere for students to grow and learn freely as individuals. We are a holistic based massage school that is truly represented through our staff and faculty!

General Information and Licenses


Hands on Healing Institute is a private institute licensed to operate by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education for the Professional Massage Therapy Program, and all continuing education courses.

Our Massage Therapy Program and our Advanced Electives are accepted by most city business licensing and approved by the California Massage Therapy Council for State Certification.


Payment Policy


You may reserve your space in an elective class with a $25 deposit. This deposit will be applied to the class cost.  It is HHI policy that a minimum of six (6) students need to be enrolled for a class to be held. It is helpful to sign up at least 10 days prior to start date as each class needs at least six students to run.

To reserve your space, pay for your class through the elective calendar, call us at (818) 951-5811, or click here to email us: Administration.


Class payments due:

  • 21 hours or less:  Full tuition fees are due upon enrollment.

  • 22 hours or more:  Tuition fees may be divided into two equal parts:  The first part of tuition is due upon enrollment; the second part is due midway through the class.  Student will not be permitted to continue class unless second payment is made on time.

  • We accept all major credit cards, check, or cash


HHI’s Early Bird Discount


Register 10 days prior to class start date to receive the Early Bird discount! Current elective classes will be posted on the Calendar.


Attendance, Cancellation & Withdrawal Policy


Students must cancel at least seven business days prior to class start date in order to receive a credit or refund. No Shows are not eligible for a refund or credit. Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes.  No classes are scheduled on legal holidays*.  The instructor of each class will record absences, tardiness, and any increments of 15 minutes missed by the student..  If a scheduled class is missed, the student must complete classroom hours and instructional material no later than 30 days from end of class without prior authorization. 

Missed practical training can be made up by tutoring with instructors at $25.00 per hour. (One hour of tutoring equals 1 hour of class time.)  Makeup sessions should be personally arranged with individual instructors or the front office. Failure to complete the hours of classroom attendance required for the course will result in an “incomplete” assessment by the Institute.  Class hours will not be added to transcript until all required hours are completed. Missing more that 30% class hours will result in an automatic drop, forfeiting all hours and payment.


Required Material


Students must bring their own basic supplies (e.g. linens, lotion, pen and paper, etc.) and any required material for course. See individual course pages for prerequisites and requirements.


Classes Subject to Change


From time to time, we must reschedule a class, please keep in mind that class schedules are subject to change.  Please check the Calendar above for the most current information, updates and class schedules. You can also give us a call at 818-951-5811.

Hands on Healing Institute reserves the right to add, cancel or postpone classes, change dates, instructors, or policies, and/or raise tuition from any published literature.

* School Holidays (NO CLASSES)

  • New Year’s Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving

  • Christmas

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Presidents Day

  • Columbus Day

  • Veterans Day

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