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Massage Therapy and Thai Massage Programs

The #1 Reason Students Choose Our School:
"I want to help people, and I want to be a healer. I heard you're the best."

800 Hour Massage Program get a catalog Find out about tuition Classes start March 27 2017

Get Certified in Massage - Start Today - Download Catalog
Enrolling Now For Classes Starting 9/25/17


Alumni Success Highlight Stephanie Phillips


Job Placement Assistance Upon Successful Graduation

Many local businesses LOVE our graduates!


For More Information:

Download our catalog
or call: 907-279-0135

Read our Statement on Accreditation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Massage Therapy Program at The Oriental Healing Arts School of Massage Therapy is to stay true to the traditional art of training healers by focusing on the experiential self-cultivation methods of meditation, QiGong, Tai Chi, and Yoga as a foundation for the medicine being learned, and combining this with a high quality, thorough, and formal education of the subject matter.

We strongly believe that the cultivated ability to touch others in a safe and caring manner builds one of the most basic and important aspects any healer can attain.  This embodied knowledge will enhance all further education in medical and healing modalities that are subsequently studied and practiced.

Our program allows Massage Therapy to meet Oriental medicine, thus giving a specific direction for understanding pain and being able to relieve it in a highly effective way.  Many non-needle techniques used in Oriental medicine are a valuable asset to a massage therapist trained to use them appropriately.  Understanding and utilizing these techniques creates a skilled bodyworker. 

Students will experience a dramatic change in their own health issues and attitudes as they receive regular massage, and then have the opportunity to be treated for specific issues using both massage therapy and non-needle aspects of Oriental medicine.  This builds both confidence and belief in bodywork as a natural component to healing.

As the field of complimentary alternative medicine continues to grow, we expect our graduates to be highly sought after and employable in a wide variety of settings.

Program Details

"I have been going to massage school student clinics for more than 20 years, and this was Fabulous! You have done a great job teaching your students and this place is great. I will be back!" ~ satisfied student clinic client
 

800 Hour Massage Therapy Programs, Full Time & Part Time

Authorized by Alaska State Postsecondary Education

NCBTMB Assigned School Number 490635 

Our Signature Swedish Acupressure Massage Therapy Courses Include:

  • Anatomy/Kinesiology,  75 hours
  • Physiology,  75 hours
  • Chair Massage,  24 hours
  • Table Massage,  200 hours
  • Business Practices,  15 hours
  • Ethics of Touch,  12 hours
  • Pathology & Special Populations,  50 hours
  • Meridian & Acupressure Therapy,  50 hours
  • Theory of Oriental Medicine,  56 hours
  • Oriental Bodywork Lab,  81 hours
  • Student Clinic, 160 hours


Thai Yoga Massage featuring Yogic Arts™, Courses Include:

  • Anatomy/Kinesiology, 60 hours
  • Physiology, 66 hours
  • Chair Massage, 12 hours
  • Table Massage, 111 hours
  • Thai Yoga Massage, 201 hours
  • Eastern Healing - Oriental & Ayurvedic Medicine, 57 hours
  • Pathology & Special Conditions Thai Massage, 21 hours
  • Pathology & Special Conditions Table Massage, 21 hours
  • Business Practices, 12 hours
  • Ethics of Touch, 12 hours
  • Student Clinic, 227 hours

Our course catalogs, application kit and registration forms are online for your convenience. Click here to request downloads.

Program Schedules :

Swedish/Acupressure Massage: 10 Months (Days): Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30a -3:00p
Thai Yoga Massage: 12 Months (Nights) Sun - Wed, 6:00-9:00pm
Both Programs, Part-Time: 36 Months: Take up to 3 years to complete all classes

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Please call us to discuss which program will best suit your personal and financial needs.
The program you are enrolled in will determine your total tuition, and we want to ensure you receive the best value for your needs and goals.
Student Loans, Family Education Loans, VA Funding, and Native Scholarships & Grants are available for the 10-month program plus we offer in-house payment plans.

Admissions: 907-279-0135

Click here for Alaska State Student Loan Application

 

 

Program Educational Objectives

"The massage was wonderful. I felt so respected, and not just cared for but like you were really centered on ME. " ~ student clinic client
  1. Graduates will be competent and effective in providing a safe massage with the ability to modify a massage for the comfort and safety of the client.  Massage styles studied include one or more of the following:  Swedish, Five Element Acupressure, Tui Na Medical Massage, Thai Yoga Massage.

  2. Graduates will be competent and knowledgeable in their ability to research and obtain information concerning health care from a conventional medicine point of view, and from an Oriental medicine perspective.

  3. Graduates will have the ability to communicate in an appropriate and professional manner with their clients and also with other health care providers when providing and accepting referrals.

  4. Graduates will have the knowledge and ability to uphold the ethical standards expected from a health care professional according to local, state, and federal laws.

  5. Graduates will know how to establish and maintain their own Massage Therapy private practice, and will know how to submit an appropriate resume to join another established practice.

Student Services

Massage Therapy RoomStudent Services – Employment Assistance

 

AKInstitute supports our graduates in finding employment through the following methods:

  • We maintain a professional database which includes local end-users that hire massage therapists, providing regular contact and mailings.

  • We encourage local end-users to utilize our student clinic as a way to meet potential employees after graduation.  We often provide end-users with complimentary gift certificates to the student clinic.

  • We maintain a relationship with local end-users to provide and recommend graduates from our school for employment, temporary work, and seasonal jobs.

  • Through The Oriental Healing Arts Center, the professional wellness center that houses the school, we offer internships as a licensed subcontractor to students that have demonstrated excellent work in school, and a passionate desire to pursue the Taoist Healing Arts more deeply.  Details of the internship requirements are available upon request.

  • Through Massage Now!, a professional massage clinic associated with The Oriental Healing Arts Center, we offer professional work as a licensed subcontractor.  Details of subcontractor requirements are available upon request.

  • Through The Oriental Healing Arts Center, we offer work as a licensed subcontractor for Chair Massage Team jobs on an as-needed basis.

  • Through The Oriental Healing Arts Center, we offer work as a licensed subcontractor for temporary placement services with a variety of end-users that have signed up with us to use this service.

  • We offer a complimentary link on our website to “Find our Graduates”.

 

Student Testimonials



What Our Students Have Said Over the Years: 

“I have been very satisfied with this program and feel that it was well worth the tuition cost. The instructors are wonderful and introduced me to things about myself that I didn’t even know were possible.”  Danielle S.

“Energy Healing in the Little Shaolin (Student) Clinic was my favorite experience. It was one of the most validating experiences of my life.”  Jesse P.

“The best subject I truly loved was QiGong. Throughout the program every instructor knew the meaning behind the movements.”  S. Held

“I am extremely glad I took the program.” Karen P.

“I loved it. Everything about it. I’m very glad I made the choice to go to Alaska Institute!”  Katie H.

“Yes, I would recommend this program to others interested Massage Therapy, and I have recommended it many times! I had a very positive experience here.” Michelle R.

“The massage techniques we learned were very well presented.  I really enjoyed the Oriental medicine and pathology because I learned about the 5-Elements, meridians, acupressure, and how qi flows through the human body. Also how massage can help people.” Kazuyo M.

“Overall I felt this program was meaningful to my life. I will no longer allow my mind to overcome my actions in a negative way. Thank you for the peace of mind I was looking for.” S. Held

 “I loved learning the different patterns to treat specific problems/pain.  The Sciatica pattern,  knee pain treatment, 64-point acupressure, and the Bladder Meridian Opening Pattern…. Those are the things I feel will set us apart (and above) from other massage therapy programs.”  Danielle S.

“3 years ago I felt like a broken mess. One of my instructors made me feel so strong. I can’t believe how much I’ve changed!” S.K.

“I am 100% satisfied. Alaska Institute has an amazing program that I recommend to others and will continue to do so. Thank you for existing.” Rudi R.

“I am very satisfied with the program. It was everything I was looking for and more. “ Rose B.

“I loved student clinic because I got to get over my fear of touching people and I learned that I genuinely want to make others feel good.” Sandra G.

“The instructors were very professional and always able to answer my questions or direct me to where I could get the answer. The instructors made the program marvelous, I also enjoyed the diversity of instructor styles.” Ben B.

“Thanks for supporting me as I begin my new career. You are already doing so much with the alumni website link which is great, and having the opportunity to come back and ask questions anytime.” Marissa M.

HOW TO FUND TUITION




Questions & Seminar Sign-Up:  907-279-0135

Can't make it? Get a PDF download of our seminar here
and call us with any questions.

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The #1 Reason Students Choose Our School:
"I want to help people, and I want to be a healer. I heard you're the best."

800 Hour Massage Program get a catalog Find out about tuition Classes start March 27 2017

Get Certified in Massage - Start Today - Download Catalog
Enrolling Now For Classes Starting 9/25/17


Alumni Success Highlight Stephanie Phillips


Job Placement Assistance Upon Successful Graduation

Many local businesses LOVE our graduates!


For More Information:

Download our catalog
or call: 907-279-0135

Read our Statement on Accreditation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Massage Therapy Program at The Oriental Healing Arts School of Massage Therapy is to stay true to the traditional art of training healers by focusing on the experiential self-cultivation methods of meditation, QiGong, Tai Chi, and Yoga as a foundation for the medicine being learned, and combining this with a high quality, thorough, and formal education of the subject matter.

We strongly believe that the cultivated ability to touch others in a safe and caring manner builds one of the most basic and important aspects any healer can attain.  This embodied knowledge will enhance all further education in medical and healing modalities that are subsequently studied and practiced.

Our program allows Massage Therapy to meet Oriental medicine, thus giving a specific direction for understanding pain and being able to relieve it in a highly effective way.  Many non-needle techniques used in Oriental medicine are a valuable asset to a massage therapist trained to use them appropriately.  Understanding and utilizing these techniques creates a skilled bodyworker. 

Students will experience a dramatic change in their own health issues and attitudes as they receive regular massage, and then have the opportunity to be treated for specific issues using both massage therapy and non-needle aspects of Oriental medicine.  This builds both confidence and belief in bodywork as a natural component to healing.

As the field of complimentary alternative medicine continues to grow, we expect our graduates to be highly sought after and employable in a wide variety of settings.

Program Details

"I have been going to massage school student clinics for more than 20 years, and this was Fabulous! You have done a great job teaching your students and this place is great. I will be back!" ~ satisfied student clinic client
 

800 Hour Massage Therapy Programs, Full Time & Part Time

Authorized by Alaska State Postsecondary Education

NCBTMB Assigned School Number 490635 

Our Signature Swedish Acupressure Massage Therapy Courses Include:

  • Anatomy/Kinesiology,  75 hours
  • Physiology,  75 hours
  • Chair Massage,  24 hours
  • Table Massage,  200 hours
  • Business Practices,  15 hours
  • Ethics of Touch,  12 hours
  • Pathology & Special Populations,  50 hours
  • Meridian & Acupressure Therapy,  50 hours
  • Theory of Oriental Medicine,  56 hours
  • Oriental Bodywork Lab,  81 hours
  • Student Clinic, 160 hours


Thai Yoga Massage featuring Yogic Arts™, Courses Include:

  • Anatomy/Kinesiology, 60 hours
  • Physiology, 66 hours
  • Chair Massage, 12 hours
  • Table Massage, 111 hours
  • Thai Yoga Massage, 201 hours
  • Eastern Healing - Oriental & Ayurvedic Medicine, 57 hours
  • Pathology & Special Conditions Thai Massage, 21 hours
  • Pathology & Special Conditions Table Massage, 21 hours
  • Business Practices, 12 hours
  • Ethics of Touch, 12 hours
  • Student Clinic, 227 hours

Our course catalogs, application kit and registration forms are online for your convenience. Click here to request downloads.

Program Schedules :

Swedish/Acupressure Massage: 10 Months (Days): Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30a -3:00p
Thai Yoga Massage: 12 Months (Nights) Sun - Wed, 6:00-9:00pm
Both Programs, Part-Time: 36 Months: Take up to 3 years to complete all classes

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Please call us to discuss which program will best suit your personal and financial needs.
The program you are enrolled in will determine your total tuition, and we want to ensure you receive the best value for your needs and goals.
Student Loans, Family Education Loans, VA Funding, and Native Scholarships & Grants are available for the 10-month program plus we offer in-house payment plans.

Admissions: 907-279-0135

Click here for Alaska State Student Loan Application

 

 

Program Educational Objectives

"The massage was wonderful. I felt so respected, and not just cared for but like you were really centered on ME. " ~ student clinic client
  1. Graduates will be competent and effective in providing a safe massage with the ability to modify a massage for the comfort and safety of the client.  Massage styles studied include one or more of the following:  Swedish, Five Element Acupressure, Tui Na Medical Massage, Thai Yoga Massage.

  2. Graduates will be competent and knowledgeable in their ability to research and obtain information concerning health care from a conventional medicine point of view, and from an Oriental medicine perspective.

  3. Graduates will have the ability to communicate in an appropriate and professional manner with their clients and also with other health care providers when providing and accepting referrals.

  4. Graduates will have the knowledge and ability to uphold the ethical standards expected from a health care professional according to local, state, and federal laws.

  5. Graduates will know how to establish and maintain their own Massage Therapy private practice, and will know how to submit an appropriate resume to join another established practice.

Student Services

Massage Therapy RoomStudent Services – Employment Assistance

 

AKInstitute supports our graduates in finding employment through the following methods:

  • We maintain a professional database which includes local end-users that hire massage therapists, providing regular contact and mailings.

  • We encourage local end-users to utilize our student clinic as a way to meet potential employees after graduation.  We often provide end-users with complimentary gift certificates to the student clinic.

  • We maintain a relationship with local end-users to provide and recommend graduates from our school for employment, temporary work, and seasonal jobs.

  • Through The Oriental Healing Arts Center, the professional wellness center that houses the school, we offer internships as a licensed subcontractor to students that have demonstrated excellent work in school, and a passionate desire to pursue the Taoist Healing Arts more deeply.  Details of the internship requirements are available upon request.

  • Through Massage Now!, a professional massage clinic associated with The Oriental Healing Arts Center, we offer professional work as a licensed subcontractor.  Details of subcontractor requirements are available upon request.

  • Through The Oriental Healing Arts Center, we offer work as a licensed subcontractor for Chair Massage Team jobs on an as-needed basis.

  • Through The Oriental Healing Arts Center, we offer work as a licensed subcontractor for temporary placement services with a variety of end-users that have signed up with us to use this service.

  • We offer a complimentary link on our website to “Find our Graduates”.

 

Student Testimonials



What Our Students Have Said Over the Years: 

“I have been very satisfied with this program and feel that it was well worth the tuition cost. The instructors are wonderful and introduced me to things about myself that I didn’t even know were possible.”  Danielle S.

“Energy Healing in the Little Shaolin (Student) Clinic was my favorite experience. It was one of the most validating experiences of my life.”  Jesse P.

“The best subject I truly loved was QiGong. Throughout the program every instructor knew the meaning behind the movements.”  S. Held

“I am extremely glad I took the program.” Karen P.

“I loved it. Everything about it. I’m very glad I made the choice to go to Alaska Institute!”  Katie H.

“Yes, I would recommend this program to others interested Massage Therapy, and I have recommended it many times! I had a very positive experience here.” Michelle R.

“The massage techniques we learned were very well presented.  I really enjoyed the Oriental medicine and pathology because I learned about the 5-Elements, meridians, acupressure, and how qi flows through the human body. Also how massage can help people.” Kazuyo M.

“Overall I felt this program was meaningful to my life. I will no longer allow my mind to overcome my actions in a negative way. Thank you for the peace of mind I was looking for.” S. Held

 “I loved learning the different patterns to treat specific problems/pain.  The Sciatica pattern,  knee pain treatment, 64-point acupressure, and the Bladder Meridian Opening Pattern…. Those are the things I feel will set us apart (and above) from other massage therapy programs.”  Danielle S.

“3 years ago I felt like a broken mess. One of my instructors made me feel so strong. I can’t believe how much I’ve changed!” S.K.

“I am 100% satisfied. Alaska Institute has an amazing program that I recommend to others and will continue to do so. Thank you for existing.” Rudi R.

“I am very satisfied with the program. It was everything I was looking for and more. “ Rose B.

“I loved student clinic because I got to get over my fear of touching people and I learned that I genuinely want to make others feel good.” Sandra G.

“The instructors were very professional and always able to answer my questions or direct me to where I could get the answer. The instructors made the program marvelous, I also enjoyed the diversity of instructor styles.” Ben B.

“Thanks for supporting me as I begin my new career. You are already doing so much with the alumni website link which is great, and having the opportunity to come back and ask questions anytime.” Marissa M.

HOW TO FUND TUITION




Questions & Seminar Sign-Up:  907-279-0135

Can't make it? Get a PDF download of our seminar here
and call us with any questions.

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