CA State Requirements

Currently, in California, state certification is voluntary, so you can take our 152 hour program and practice in Humboldt County as a HMP (Holistic Massage Practitioner). In order to become a CMT (Certified Massage Therapist), you need a minimum of 500 hours.

LOVING HANDS OFFERS 1 program broken down into 7 electives: Swedish, Reflexology, Acupressure, Lymph, Deep Tissue, Chair massage, and Introduction to Neuromuscular Therapy)- total of 646 hours towards state certification. Students have the option of completing the program at their own pace. After three years if you have not completed the program you will be required to pay an additional non-refundable administrative fee of $100 upon re-enrollment.  All of our programs offer flexible payment options. Total cost of tuition (excluding materials and books) for our 646 hour program is approximately $9690. 

Please note every state is different. If you plan to relocate please look into other state requirements.

Summary of changes from current Massage Therapy Law to AB 1147
Notice to CMPs
Disclosure Statement for Prospective Students

Currently in California state certification is voluntary, for more information please visit: