Why Healing Spirits?


We combine the best of Western medical approaches with more esoteric practices that acknowledge the spirit that lives in us all.

Students are taught all facets of cutting edge therapeutic massage and a multitude of complimentary techniques.  Alumni are highly competitive with the best practitioners in the nation.  Anatomical, physiological, and pathological competencies are emphasized, as well as test preparation for the nationally required licensing exam.

Student to Instructor/TA Ratio averages 4:1, and is as outstanding as 2:1.

Healing Spirits offers small, technically rich, experiential classes where individualized attention abounds.

Healing Spirits alumni have highly successful careers in everything from medical massage in medical settings to spas to private practices.

Focus is placed on how to avoid premature “burn out” by use of proper body mechanics and emphasis on how to keep one’s practice fresh and constantly evolving.

Massage Therapy is a dynamic, growing industry today.

Reports show that Americans are increasingly seeking out holistic health care options as an alternative to, and/or to enhance their experience of Western medicine.  A local Boulder massage business experienced growth of up to 40% during the lowest point in the recent economic downturn!

Healing Spirits is ideal for the non-traditional student.

Our year-long program is significantly more affordable than those of our competitors, both cost- and time-wise.  Classes are held 5 days per month from Wednesday-Sunday, allowing students to attend school while still having time for their families and jobs.

Students are surrounded by support.

There is always an instructor, TA, or peer available just a step, phone call or email away who loves what he/she does so much that they are as excited to answer your questions as you are to ask them.  Study groups support students who live locally, and extra special support is given to students who live out of town so that they always feel included in the mix.

I have enjoyed my time at Healing Spirits so much.  The supportive and nurturing environment allowed me to make a smooth transition from a 16-year career in finance to one in the healing arts.  The flexibility of the schedule allowed me to continue contract work and do bodywork and homework when my schedule allowed.  I would highly recommend this program for any self-motivated individual seeking to make a mid-life career change.

-Michele Slivkin

I have found much more than an education in my experience. Healing Spirits offers an incredible journey of finding oneself all the while gaining an amazing education.  The instructors are giving more than just an education, they give so much of themselves and share their knowledge in a beautiful way - the willingness to share with the students such precious gifts has given me more than I could have asked for or ever expected.  I am forever grateful to all the instructors and TA's that have helped to shape my future as a knowledgeable Massage Therapist with many tools in my bag!  The program also offers great flexibility in all aspects - it truly is the best choice I've ever made.

-Jasmine DeLeon

 "Healing Spirits outstands itself by being a small school. What it does not have in size, it has in heart space, professionalism, and variety of learning opportunities. You will be able to laugh, cry, learn, and explore here. You might have to give a piece of your self but you will get a much bigger piece in return that will stick with you forever."

-Pernille Scherer

 "Healing Spirits is a very warm, educational environment that was felt immediately by me. This has allowed me to open up and trust this tight knit group of wonderful beings in order to ask questions in a comfortable setting which has also enabled me to further my own spiritual healing."

-Alex Kendall


"This program has been a sacred experience. It has transformed me from the inside out. 

It has multiplied my understanding of what true compassionate, healing, loving light is,

through the touch of hands on skin, and the intentions in the heart."

-Norell Leung