Comings and Goings

Comings & Goings: Holistic Health Practi­tion­er Diploma Program at Healing Mountain

By Staff

Much to current Healing Mountain Massage School students’ delight, Heal­ing Mountain Massage School (HMMS) rolled out a new 1,600-hour diploma program in April. The program emerged out of feedback from many students asking for a broader spectrum of training beyond massage therapy.

Combining holistic health, Ayurveda, nutrition, massage therapy, yoga teacher training, reflexology and zone therapy, aromatherapy, Reiki, advanced craniosacral therapy, Asian bodywork and other forms of healing, the courses offerered are based on survey results from HMMS students.

“For any LMT who wants to take this to the next level, it’s appealing. Massage can be physically demanding on therapists and they can burn out over time,” says HMMS CEO & president Randy Nikola. “With holistic training, they can use other modalities or techniques that are not physically demanding. They can stay in the field a lot longer, they can be happier, and their clients will be, too. Additional training in nutrition, stretches and meditation, as you can imagine, will add to a professional’s practice immensely.”

The program includes a 900-hour Massage Therapy core component. Stu­dents who have already completed HMMS or a massage therapy degree from any nationally accredited school may transfer their credits for the massage therapy component of the HHP degree. The remaining 700 training hours are completed on a 15- to 18-month track, and require a significant, dedicated time commitment. Morning and evening classes are offered across the program, offering flexibility to different lifestyles and schedules.

Nikola says this is the first program of its kind in Utah.

The school is now enrolling students for a course that begins in July.

This article was originally published on June 28, 2016.