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Become a California Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)


Welcome to Cypress Health Institute, a non profit education organization for holistic and preventative health care. 

Ethics and Business class with Matthew Hartman begins Monday, July 9th at 1119 Pacific Ave #300, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Call 831-476-2115. Call to register now.


CAMTC approved school

Begin your training, add hours or prepare for the MBLEX exam with CHI’s classes.

520-hour massage certification program begins

September 5,  2018

250-hour Therapeutic Massage Foundations Class:

Wednesday 7-10 pm/Saturday 9 am – 5 pm


Daytime classes:

Anatomy II

Business and Ethics



Orthopedic Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder  

Craniosacral Therapy (level I)

*For class dates and additional information, see class listing or contact us.


Call 831-476-2115 or register online

520 Hours to a New Career!

Three ways to become certified:

  • Take our 520 hour Therapeutic Massage Certification class.
  • Take our 250 hour Therapeutic Massage Foundation class + 250 hours of individual classes.
  • Take individual classes as your schedule allows to accrue 500 hours.

See “*” below for classes that are required for certification.

We specialize in:

250 hour Therapeutic Massage Foundation class includes:

Oil Massage:
• Swedish Massage
• Rocking Sequences
• Deep Tissue Massage

• Reflexology
Polarity Therapy

Introduction to:
• Contra Indications
• Business Practices
• Counseling Skills

Next 250 hour class offered Sept 5th.
Saturdays 9am – 5pm and Wednesdays 7pm – 10pm
Cost: $3,800 payment plans available
To register or for more information, call 831-476-2115.

Individual classes offered at Cypress Health Institute:

Acupressure/Tui Na
* Anatomy
Ayurvedic Massage
Chair Massage
Chi Nei Tsang
Chinese Medical Theory
* Contra Indications
* Ethics
Integral Massage
Medical Qi Gong
Mindful Massage

Trigger Point Sound Therapy/Neuromuscular Therapy
Orthopedic Evaluation
and Release of Hip and
* Pathology
* Physiology
Polarity Therapy
Shiatsu Massage
Sound Healing
Thai Massage

* Required for certification
Cost and times for individual classes vary.  See our classes and calendar tabs for more information.


Cypress Health institute is located at 1119 Pacific Ave, Suite 300 Santa Cruz, CA 95060