There Are Many Reasons Why We Are The Oldest, Largest and Strongest
Therapeutic Massage Training Program Around
Why Experience Matters
The Healing Arts Center has been training professional massage therapists since 1990. We were in the forefront of the lobbying movement in the 1990's to bring the massage therapy profession under state licensure. For nearly 25 years, HAC has educated more successful licensed massage therapists than any other school around. While other schools have been closing their doors and putting their students on the street, HAC is expanding its programs.
This fall, The Healing Arts Center will start the first anywhere Free Cancer Clinic. Honor students who are near the end of their education along with volunteer graduates of HAC will come together to expel pain and anxiety from the bodies of those undergoing treatment for cancer. Students and graduates selected for Cancer Clinic will undergo special training to by a host of massage and medical professionals to learn how to safely treat various kinds of cancer patients.
The Healing Arts Center is preparing to offer a new series of advanced technique programs called Master Tracks. These ten week, 100 hour tracks will allow students who have already completed the 600 Massage Therapy Training Program (MTTP) at HAC or are received licenses through training at other schools to develop master level knowledge and skill in specific areas of practice. Master Tracks will cover single topics like sports massage, advanced energy work, medical massage and spa specialties. The Master Track series is due to begin in late 2015.
Why Size Matters
Our student body fluctuates between 90 and 110 students at any one time. Class sizes between 10 or 20 students at each level in both the day and the night program. This means that our instructors immerse you in personal attention while you practice on a wide-rage of body types in our diverse student body. These to factors add up to skill and experience before you every leave school. Also no two students see massage therapy in the same way. More classmates means a richer learning experience.
What's In A Name?
Most schools cannot talk about their "decades of experience" because they have not been around that long - and may not be here much longer. Over the past 27 years, HAC has produced more licensed massage therapists than any other school in the region and has been the voice of the massage therapy profession for decades.
Learn How The Body Heals Itself
Our curriculum is broken up into five ten-week "level sessions" (our name for "terms" or semesters"). Each Level Session builds on the ones before it. During this time, students learn not only about massage technique, but anatomy, physiology, energy work, ethics, business and more. The guiding principle of our healing education is that the body, and only the body, heals itself. If you take a medication to cure an illness, it is not the medication itself that does the healing. Medications can change conditions in the body that may allow the body's own natural process to restore itself to health. Some medications do as much harm to health as they support health. Similarly, surgery does not heal tissue, it holds it together to allow the natural process tissue regeneration to restore health. It is a fundamental law of nature that only life can restore life. This is the foundation of everything we teach.