Holistic Massage Therapy Program

We have received approval from the state and county to resume classes in person.

We cannot guarantee the program can be completed within 1 year- we require a minimum of 4-6 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

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

Depending on the color tier our county is in, this course will be taught either fully online, or in a hybrid model.  This class will contain the remainder of the course that was put onhold in 2020 due to COVID-19.
January 19-Feb 18, 2021
Registration Deadline: January 11, 2020

Tuition: $1080
remaining course tuition for 2020 class cont. $720 for remaining 48 hours
Books: $47 

The Business of Massage Therapy
8 contact hours

Instructor: Andreina Torma, CMT#59861
March 2 & 4, 2021
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-9:30 PM
Registration Deadline: February 22, 2021

Tuition: $150


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

March 8-April 15, 2021
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
This class includes 3 Saturday sessions from 9-5:30 on 3/13, 3/27, and 4/10
Registration Deadline:February 24, 2021

Tuition: $1800
Books: $90 

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.

April5-April 15, 2021
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: March 24, 2021

Cost: $450 


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

July 7-29, 2021
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: June 28, 2021

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

Tuition: $650


Introduction to Neuromuscular Therapy
80 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

May 3-June 7, 2021
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: April 21, 2021

Tuition $1200
Books $80
This course is being offered at a discounted rate of $1000 as continuing education for any CMT who has completed their 500 hours.  We replaced our Trigger Point course with this class in 2019, so we encourage all past students try this new course!

This class will contain the remainder of the course that was put on hold in 2020 due to COVID-19.
remaining tuition: $750
Start date for 2020 students: Thursday,May 13


Herbs and Oils in your Practice:
24 Contact Hours

Instructor: Jewel McGuiness CMT#55856
Learn how to make your own herbal medicines for use in your practice.  This class will have a two week break in order for your oils to sit.  You will come back after the break to strain your own oils and make wonderful things for yourself and your clients!

August 9 -11, 2021 
Monday-Wednesday 5:30pm-9:30pm
August 27-28
Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 9-5:30pm
Registration Deadline: August 2, 2021

Tuition $360
Materials: TBD

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

June 24-26, 2021
Thursday and Friday 5:30pm-9:30pm
9am-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline:  June 9, 2021

Tuition $240
Books: $21    


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 
May 1, 2021
Sat. 10am -4:30pm.  

Registration Deadline:  April 21, 2021  

Tuition $125 
Materials: $15


Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy
16 Contact Hours

Instructor: Kara Simpson, CMT#67469

2022 TBD
Wednesday and Thursday  5:30pm-9:30pm
9am-5:30 pm
Registration Deadline:  

Tuition $240  

Prenatal Massage

32 Contact Hours

Instructor: Jewel McGuiness CMT#55856

2022 TBD
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm
Registration Deadline: 

Tuition $480


Introduction to Holistic Massage Therapy
This is our introductory class, and the prerequisite for all of our other programs.
144 hour program: 

FALL Session 2021 
Instructor: Hilary Miyagishima, CMT#7134 & Andreina Torma CMT#59861
September 27-December 8, 2021
Monday-Thursday 5:30-9:30 PM
Registration Deadline: September 13, 2022

This class will have a one week break the week of Thanksgiving 11/23-26

$2800 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.

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.