Holistic Massage Therapy Program

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

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) 630-3407 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

Massage Clinic
52 contact hours

Instructor: Hilary MiyagishimaCMT#7134
Learn about the day to day running of a massage practice and hands on work with the general public in a fully supervised setting.  This class is scheduled throughout the year with the instructor  in  thirteen 4-hour classes held during the hours of 10am-4pm

Tuition: $650

Deep Tissue Massage
120 contact hours

Learn advanced techniques that are directed toward the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia.
Instructors: Hilary Miyagishima, CMT#7134 and Kara Simpson, CMT#67469

February 24-April 2, 2020
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
This class includes 3 Saturday sessions from 9-5:30 on 2/29, 3/14, and 3/28
Registration Deadline:February 17, 2020

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.

March 16-March 26, 2020
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: March 9, 2020

Cost: $450 

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

April 20-May 19, 2020
Registration Deadline: April 13, 2020

Tuition: $1080
Books: $43 


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

June 8-July 7, 2020
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2020

Tuition $1080
Books $80



Herbs and Oils in your Practice:

24 Contact Hours

Instructor: Jewel McGuiness CMT#55856

July 27-August 1, 2020 
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday 9am-5:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 20, 2020

Tuition $360

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

August 13-15, 2020
Thursday and Friday 5:30pm-9:30pm
9am-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline:  August 3, 2020

Tuition $240
Books: $21    

Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy
16 Contact Hours

Instructor: Kara Simpson, CMT#67469

September 9-12, 2020
Wednesday and Thursday  5:30pm-9:30pm
9am-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline:  August 30, 2020

Tuition $240  

Prenatal Massage

32 Contact Hours

Instructor: Jewel McGuiness CMT#55856

September 21-October 1, 2020
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: September 14, 2020

Tuition $480

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 our introductory class, and the prerequisite for all of our other programs.
144 hour program: 

FALL Session 2020 
Instructor: Hilary Miyagishima, CMT#7134
October 5-December 10, 2020
Monday-Thursday 5:30-9:30 PM
Registration Deadline: September 28, 2020

This class will have a one week break the week of Thanksgiving 11/23-27

$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 have 90% attendance 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: 2020 TBD

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.