To become a Massage Therapist, you have to attend massage school at a State Approved school for a minimum of 500 hours. Then, after you’ve graduated, you take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Once you’ve taken and passed the test, then you submit your school transcripts and test results with your Application for Certification, your […]
We provide low-cost massage as an expression of socially positive activism, for the health of our community.
Student Massage: $25
Professional Massage: $40
The Life-Long Intention To Help Others
Every instructor, every student, and every graduate of the Arcata School of Massage shares a deep sense of responsibility for the state of the earth, our societies, our communities, and our families.
Throughout our lives, we have searched for opportunities to embody the natural compassion that we’ve carried with us since childhood. In massage therapy we have found our life’s work. We get to earn a living being curious, caring, creative, magical, philosophical and scientific. We directly benefit everyone we touch.
In the art and service of massage therapy, we see that not only do our clients’ lives improve, but also their relationships and their overall contributions to their communities. At this massage school, peace literally springs from our hands, and spreads from person to person, like laughter.
The revolutionary spirit that wants to change the world is given a venue of socially positive activism that is accessible to people from all walks of life. Rather than criticizing the flaws of our societies, we use our precious human life to directly benefit everyone equally, without judgement or ideology. We put compassion to work.
• The Glorious Backrub
• Sprains, Strains and Automobiles
• Intro to Middleway Method
• Stop Tendinitis
• Managing Chronic Pain
• Core Strengthening
Our 650-hour Program Includes:
Middleway Method™ • Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue Massage • Myofascial Bodywork
Neuromuscular Bodywork • Medical Massage
Sports Massage • Prenatal Massage
Acupressure • Energy Work
Aromatherapy • Chair Massage
For Massage Professionals
Middleway Method™ • Anatomy Review
Asian Bodywork • Therapeutic Treatments
Prenatal Massage • Pathophysiology Review
Light Touch Energy Work • Business Practices
Chair Massage • Teacher Training
Massage Therapists’ Trade Night!
650-hour Program Start Dates
Complete training in 10 months
Courses begin September 1, 2015
Graduate in July, 2016
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Attend 5 weekends and 2 weeklong intensives per year
Complete training in 3 years
Travel from anywhere for class
Start May 2 or July 11, 2016
Courses begin March 6, 2017
Monday-Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
From Our Blogs
- The Middleway Method Experience
- The Middleway Method Educational Experience
- Shari Sunshine, LMT, On Chronic Pain
- The Dharma Of Bodywork
- The Four Noble Truths
- The Natural Miracle of Compassion
- A Letter From our Director
- Mind Into Matter, Matter Into Mind: How Thoughts and Sensations are the Same Thing
- Healing Energy: Nature’s Way
- Caring Touch: A Fundamental Of Therapeutic Massage
California Approved Massage School
This private institution has received approval to operate from the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. Click here for a School Performance Fact Sheet and other required disclosures. We are National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Assigned School, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, approved for funding assistance from the Employment Training Division of the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Our program meets or exceeds the certification and licensure requirements for all states that use and accept the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination.