Our Story

Albuquerque School of Healing Arts is Albuquerque’s locally owned, independent massage school. Founded in 2020 to address the lack of holistic massage therapy and natural healing programs in the Albuquerque area. ASHA is women-owned and committed to the health and wellbeing of the Albuquerque community. 

Albuquerque School of Healing Arts exists to train and educate the next generation of massage therapists, energetic bodyworkers, and natural healers. ASHA was founded by two long-time professionals in the field, Laura Freed and Sarah Ferrell. Both have lived and practiced massage therapy in Albuquerque for decades and share both experience as educators and a commitment to delivering the highest quality education possible to their students. 

ASHA’s teachers are practicing professionals in a wide range of bodywork modalities. Though a diverse group, they all share a passion for sharing their knowledge and inspiring others in the pursuit of personal health and careers in the healing arts. ASHA is committed to honoring the integrity of the principles of holistic health, and fosters a supportive and encouraging environment for students to fully explore its diverse curriculum.

In 2021 ASHA expanded and opened its dedicated student massage clinic. The clinic offers high quality massages at discount prices to members of the Albuquerque community, and provides invaluable work experience to its students. 

The Albuquerque School of Healing Arts is a proud member of its local community and continues to grow each year. It continues to provide top-class education to its students and to support holistic healing arts practices around the state.