Holistic Massage Therapy Program

We cannot guarantee the program can be completed within 1 year- we require a minimum of 4 students per class- occasionally, if an elective is NOT full, then we postpone it to the next available

Introduction to Holistic Massage Therapy
This is a 2-part class held at different times during the year.  The first is our basic Swedish course, followed later by our Business of Massage Therapy course. You only need to have the Swedish course completed to advance to the advanced courses.
(prerequisite for the advanced courses)
144 hour program:

FALL Session 2019-
Day Class
Instructor: Hilary Miyagishima, CMT#7134

September 16 to November 15, 2019
Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Registration Deadline: September 9, 2019

Due to this class having Veteran's Day off, the last week of class will be Tuesday-Friday
Night Class
Instructors: Andreina Torma CMT#59861 and Ruth Collier CMT#64212
April 8-June 6, 2019
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2019

The Business of Massage Therapy
2019 dates to be announced by March 2019, to be held in the Fall of 2019.

$2700 includes $250 non-refundable registration fee **$500 due at time of interview to reserve your spot

Advance registration , High School diploma/GED, OR College degree, & personal interview are required. You must attend ALL CLASSES or arrange a make-up with an instructor at the rate of $25/hour.

Call  (707) 725-9627 for an enrollment interview

Lymphatic Compression Massage 
56 Contact Hours

Learn advanced skills to strengthen the body’s own immune system through the use of systematic compression movements originated by Emil Vodder.  
Instructor: Jewel McGuiness CMT#55856

Day Class:
January 14 to February 5th, 2019
Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Registration Deadline: January 7
Night Class:
April 29 to May 21, 2019
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: April14

Tuition $700

Deep Tissue Massage
120 contact hours

Learn advanced techniques that are directed toward the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia.
Instructor: Hilary Miyagishima, CMT#7134

Day Class:April 1-May 21, 2019
Monday-Thursday 10:00am to 2:00pm
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2019
Night Class:February 25-April 4, 2019
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
This class includes 3 Saturday sessions from 9-5:30 on 3/2, 3/16/ and 3/30.
Registration Deadline: February 19, 2019

Tuition: $1650 

Deep Tissue Refresher Course for Graduates
32 Contact Hours
Day Class: May 6-May 16, 2019
Registration Deadline: April 29, 2019
Night Class: March 25-April 4. 2019
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: March 18

Tuition: $440 


Introduction to Neuromuscular Therapy
72 Contact Hours

An introduction into Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular treatment, Trigger Point Compression, including passive stretching, corrective exercises and deep tissue sculpting & stripping techniques. 
Instructors: Kara Simpson, CMT#67469 & Andreina Torma CMT#59861

Day Class
August 12-September 11, 2019
Registration Deadline: August 5, 2019
Night Class
September 30-October 29, 2019
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: September 23, 2019

Tuition $900 

16 Contact Hours

Learn the art and science of Zone Therapy or foot massage based on the idea that stimulation of specific points on the feet affect other areas and organs of the body.  
Instructor: Hilary Miyagishima, CMT#7134

This year the day and night class will be held in conjunction with each other, with both classes attending on Saturday.
Day Class June 27-June 29, 2019
Thursday and Friday 10:00 TO 2:00 PM
Saturday 9am-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline: June 19, 2019
Night Class: June 27-June 29, 2019
Thursday and Friday 5:30pm-9:30pm
9am-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline:  June 19, 2019

Tuition $250      


Acupressure Massage : 
72 Contact Hours

Learn oriental methods of stimulating Acupoints on the body to regulate Chi or Life Force.
Instructors: Kara Simpson, CMT#67469 & Andreina Torma CMT#59861

May 28-June 26, ​2019
Registration Deadline: May 20, 2019
Night Class
January 14-February 13, 2019
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline:  January 7, 2019


Tuition: $940 

On-Site Chair Massage:
6 Contact Hours

Learn concepts and techniques for professional on-site work. Introduced by David Palmer in  1982, for working in offices, fairs, shopping malls and other public places. As an introduction and alternative to table massage.
Instructor: Hilary Miyagishima, CMT#7134 
Day class April 27, 2019
Sat. 10am -4:30pm.  

Registration Deadline: April 22, 2019  

Tuition $125 

Loving Hands is a private school, we reserve the right to accept/deny students based on the interview process for each individual course/elective 


Licensed to Operate School #1200261 (Bureau Private Post Secondary Education), Since 1989. Licensed to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009"

Loving Hands Institute of Healing Arts is listed on the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) website as Approved school #SCH0011.