Holistic Massage Training Program

ASHA currently offers two Holistic Massage Therapy training programs. We offer a 9-month Day Program and a 12-month Night Program. Each are 750 in combined classroom and clinic hours. Our programs meet or exceed most state requirements for licensure (please be sure to check with your state’s requirements if you are joining us from outside of NM).

Both programs have schedules that are scheduled in a part-time format to allow students to work, study, or care for family while still attending our school. Classes in the Day Program are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:30a – 5:00p with a 90 minute lunch break in the day. Classes in the Night Program are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00-9:00p and approximately 3 Saturdays a month from 9:30a-5:00p with a 90 minute lunch break on Saturdays. In addition to classroom hours, students are required to complete 140 Student Clinic hours. Student clinic schedules will be created to accommodate a student’s needs and will be held on ‘off days’, evenings, and weekends.



Curriculum (750 hours)

  1. Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology                       186 hours
  • General Anatomy & Physiology – 102 hrs
  • Kinesiology: Yoga and Awareness Through Movement – 25 hrs
  • Kinesiology: Thai Massage and Stretching for the table – 18  hrs
  • Pathology: Women’s Reproductive issues  – 3 hrs
  • Pathology: Natural First Aid – 3 hrs
  • Pathology: Homeopathy  – 8 hrs
  • Pathology: Infectious & Chronic Illness – 12 hrs
  • Pathology: Massage Specifics and Injuries – 15 hrs

B. Massage Therapy Training                                                       174 hours

  • Swedish Massage – 81 hrs
  • Chair Massage – 6 hrs
  • Sports Massage – 12 hrs
  • Deep Tissue and Myofascial Massage – 21 hrs
  • Pregnancy and Infant Massage – 12 hrs
  • Integrated Back and Neck Treatment – 12 hrs
  • Reflexology – 15 hrs
  • Modality Integration – 15 hrs

C. Polarity Therapy Training           48 hours

  • General Polarity – 18 hrs
  • Polarity Connections – 3 hrs
  • Polarity 5 Elements – 18 hrs
  • Sattvic Polarity – 3 hrs
  • Polarity Back Treatment – 6 hrs

D. Plant Medicine 57 hours

  • Herbal Medicine (Includes an 8 hr herb walk) – 35 hrs
  • Bach Flower Remedies – 10 hrs
  • Essential Oils and Essences – 12 hrs

E. General Instruction 146 hours

  • Nature’s Wisdom: Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics & Nature Cure – 12 hrs 
  • Ethics and Emotional Support Skills – 30 hrs 
  • CPR/First Aid – 4 hrs
  • Introduction to Spa Treatments – 9 hrs
  • Hydrotherapy and Colon Health – 6 hrs 
  • Food as Medicine – 12 hrs
  • Professional Business: Professional Treatments – 3 hrs
  • Professional Business: Clinic Orientation and SOAP notes -3 hrs 
  • Professional Business: Professional Business Practices – 14 hrs 
  • Intro to Cranial Sacral Therapy and Unwinding – 15 hrs
  • Shiatsu – 15 hrs
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine – 15 hrs
  • Windows of the Sky – 3 hrs
  • MBLex Prep – 3 hrs

F.  Student Clinical Practicum 140 hours