Holistic Massage Therapy Program

All classes beginning in 2020 will be held at our new location in Sunnybrae Center in Arcata, California!!

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

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

January 13-February 5, 2020 
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: January 6, 2020

Tuition $840

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

Night Class:TBD 2020
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
This class includes 3 Saturday sessions from 9-5:30
Registration Deadline:

Tuition: $1800
Books: $70 

Deep Tissue Refresher Course for Graduates
This class is for students who have already taken Deep Tissue but are wanting to refresh their skills.  No credit hours are issued for this class.

Night Class: TBD 2020
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline:

Cost: $450 


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

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

2020 Dates TBD
Thursday and Friday 5:30pm-9:30pm
9:30am-6:00 pm
Registration Deadline:  TBD 2020

Tuition $240
Books: $21      


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

2020 dates TBD
Registration Deadline: TBD 2020

Tuition: $1080
Books: $43 

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 
2020 TBD
Sat. 10am -4:30pm.  

Registration Deadline:  TBD  

Tuition $125 
Materials: $15


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 2020 
Instructor: Hilary Miyagishima, CMT#7134

Monday-Thursday 5:30-9:30 PM
Registration Deadline: TBD

This class will have a one week break the week of Thanksgiving

$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.

The Business of Massage Therapy
8 contact hours

Instructor: Andreina Torma, CMT#59861

Monday&Tuesday 5:30-9:30 PM
Registration Deadline: 

Tuition: $150

COST FOR FULL PROGRAM (in 2019): $7265
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.