The Professional Massage Therapy Program 

HHI’s CAMTC - Approved 550 hour curriculum


The Hands on Healing Institute believes in using the connection between the mind, body and spirit to facilitate healing  – for ourselves and for our clients.  Learning the mechanics of massage is not enough – when the heart and soul of a therapist are engaged in a session, amazing transformation can happen.  During the Professional Massage Therapy program you will be taught how to connect to and help catalyze healing in your client using:

  • Educated touch combined with therapeutic intention

  • Grounding, Centering and healthy Boundaries skills

  • Present-Centered Awareness


You will be learning from teachers who practice what they teach and love sharing their knowledge.

We have created a loving, safe environment for you to learn and grow…spiritually, emotionally and physically.  You will learn much about yourself, your bodies and your emotions.  Our students tell us that their experience at HHI is life changing. We have often heard our therapists say they feel as good as their clients after giving a massage.

The Core Curriculum – 450 hours


The first 450 hours of school gives you a broad foundational understanding of massage techniques, emotional intelligence training, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and business skills – the things that professional MT’s need to know about. You start by learning classic ‘Swedish massage’ for relaxation. Next you learn the HHI brand of therapeutic deep tissue massage. We also teach everyone Pregnancy massage, an East Asian bodywork style [for example – Thai, Acupressure, or Shiatsu], an introduction to Energy work [possibly Reiki or Polarity], Chair massage, and a Myofascial Release technique. We believe that even if you never do some of those techniques in your practice, the exposure to the basic ideas gives you a literacy of touch that will help you to develop your own artistry – because each therapist creates their own style of self-expression through the work. The material covered in the Core Curriculum will prepare you to take the MBLEx exam.


Student Clinic - 50 hours


Students say that they are never as popular as when they are in massage school – friends and family all want to be your ‘practice body’! Student Clinic provides a transition between working on people who already love and support you, to a job with clients who expect you to be perfect. The Student Clinic clients know that you are students, and so they are more understanding. A teacher is always there for you to consult before – or during – a session, so new bodies are easier to assess quickly. Going to work will not be so daunting after you have done the clinic hours – and the Student Clinic experience on your resume will help you get that job!


Modalities - 50 hours


HHI has many continuing education classes, some of these will be included in the program so students can be introduced to a broad spectrum of massage modalities. Students will be learning from professionals who have come back teach what they have learned working in the field..

MT Class Schedule

Schedules are subject to change as needed

MT Core DAY Class (Session #1)

Dates: March 16 Class Begins

Regular Schedule: Monday – Friday 9:30am-1:30pm


MT Core DAY Class (Session #2)

Dates: Exact dates pending


Regular Schedule: Monday – Friday 9:30am-1:30pm

Please Note: All classes must have a minimum of 6 students to begin and are maxed at 20. If we do not have the minimum number of students by the scheduled start date, we may need to postpone allowing more time for enrollments.


MT Core NIGHT Class 

Dates: Exact dates pending


Regular Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-10:30pm & alternating Saturdays 9am-6:15pm



*Anatomy & Physiology                     

*Business & Marketing                       




Swedish Massage                              

Therapeutic Deep Touch                   

Chair Massage                                    

Pregnancy Massage

Myofascial Release

*State Certification requirements

Required: Submit copy of High School Diploma, GED or ATB (Ability to Benefit) test

  • How do I obtain a copy of my high school transcript?

    • In order to obtain a copy of your high school transcript, you should contact the high school from which you graduated or its school district office. School districts are required by law to maintain copies of your high school academic record (transcript). School contact information can be located through the CDE School Directory.

  • How do I obtain a copy of my General Education Development (GED) results?

    • Results of GED exams can be obtained from the State GED Office or call 866-370-4740.

  • How do I obtain a copy of my California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) results?

    • For more information on how to obtain copies of CHSPE, see the CHSPE Results and Transcripts (Outside Source). If you have questions about the CHSPE or your results, you can e-mail or call 916-445-8420.


  • Review & submit filled out Enrollment & Admissions forms.

  • Have a reasonable command of the English language.

  • Be at least eighteen years of age.

  • Be physically fit enough to receive and perform massage.

  • Have a serious intention to help others.

  • Submit color copy of photo ID such as Driver’s License or Passport


Admission is based upon student character, ability to satisfy financial commitments, and ability to complete the coursework as determined by submission of a completed application form, attendance of an Open House or a scheduled interview.


  • MT550 Massage Therapy Program $10, 725 + books (Not Included)

  • $100.00 NON-REFUNDABLE Registration Fee

  • $250.00 PARTIALLY REFUNDABLE Student Bundle which includes:

    • NON-REFUNDABLE – ABMP Student Liability Insurance $65.00; HHI Course Manual $42.00

    • REFUNDABLE – Transcript Fee $15.00; Hold All Holster $20.00; Biotone Dual Purpose Cream $45.00; Flannel Sheet Set $33.00; HHI Tote Bag $15.00 (Refundable only if unopened, unused, and within 10 days of School receiving written cancellation of drop date.)

  • $10,390 REFUNDABLE TUITION FEE – (see Pro-Rated Withdrawal/Refund Policy)

BOOKS Required (subject to change as needed - please contact front office for any changes)

  • Theory & Practice of Massage Therapy by Mark F. Beck

  • Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel

  • Bodies Cubed: A Therapist's Anatomy Reader by Tom Meyers

  • The Ethics of Touch by Ben Bengamin & Cherie Sohen-Moe; Sohen-Moe Associates, INC. 2003

Please budget approximately $350 for textbooks and class materials. You are welcome to buy new or used copies.

BOOKS Recommended




The following is an optional interest-fee payment plan should a student need to pay the tuition in installments:


REGISTRATION              DUE UPON ENROLLMENT                                         $350.00*

1st PAYMENT                 DUE FIRST DAY OF CLASS                                        $875.00

                                      DUE EVERY THREE WEEKS till paid in full                 $750.00


*Includes Registration Fee and Student Bundle


Credit Cards are accepted over the phone.


Late Fees: A $25.00 late fee will be charged for non-payment of tuition over 3 days late. If an account is delinquent beyond 3 days, a Director’s approval is required in order to continue attending.


Cancellation Fee: A $25.00 cancellation fee will be charged for all returned checks.


Refunds: Elective cancellation requires seven days notice in order to received full refund or credit. After this time a $25 admin fee will apply.


There is a $15.00 fee for all returned insufficient fund checks.