Holistic Massage Training Institute: More Than a Decade of Graduates, MASSAGE Magazine

Holistic Massage Training Institute opened its doors in November 1999, starting with three students taking their first steps toward rewarding careers as massage therapists. Over the past decade, the school has graduated 180 students, and continues to provide massage therapy instruction, serving students from Baltimore City, Maryland, and attracting students from the surrounding areas as far as Virginia. The school is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Holistic Massage Training Institute offers a 600-hour (9, 12 or 18 month) massage therapy training which, once completed, will qualify the student to sit for the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and become either a licensed massage therapist or registered massage practitioner in Maryland. Our program provides students the experience, hands-on-training and essential knowledge of what is needed to operate a successful massage practice.

Graduates of this training will be qualified to do basic Swedish and deep-tissue massage. However, as the name “holistic” implies, we also offer our students a robust, well-rounded curriculum which includes training in many other techniques, such as craniosacral therapy, chakra balancing, myofascial release, acupressure, shiatsu, reflexology, prenatal massage, massage for infants, children and geriatric clients, and medical massage.

Our school has an incredible group of 11 instructors who bring experience as massage therapists to the classroom. Our students hold massage clinics at various times during their training, where they practice their techniques on members of the public, under the supervision of their instructors. They also participate in charitable events and health fairs. This real-world experience is invaluable to our students.

We boast small classes, typically four to six students per instructor, which allows for extensive personal attention. Our maximum class size is 10 students per instructor. Our students are diverse in age and gender. Currently, we are training students who range in age from 17 to 62 years old.

We are currently the only school offering training in massage therapy in Baltimore City. We are conveniently located around the corner from Johns Hopkins University on the 11, 22 and 61 bus lines at 1 E. University Parkway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21218. For more information, call (410) 243-4688 or visit our website, www.holisticmassagetraining.org.

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