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Therapeutic Massage Certification Program

Become a California Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
555 Hours to a New Career

Specialize in:

Therapeutic Massage
Sound Healing
Asian Bodywork

Three ways to become certified:
1) Take our 555 hour Therapeutic Massage Certification class.
2) Take
our 250 hour Therapeutic Massage Foundation class + 250 hours of individual classes.
3) Take individual classes as your schedule allows to accrue 555 hours.
See “*” below for classes that are required for certification.

250 hour Therapeutic Massage Foundation class includes:

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

• Acupressure
• Reflexology
• Polarity Therapy

Introduction to:
• Anatomy
• Physiology
• Pathology
• Contra Indications
• Ethics
• Business Practices
• Counseling Skills

Next 250 hour class offered July 9th through November 29th.
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

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.

Next 500 hour class offered July 9th through November 29th.
Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Cost: $7,500 payment plans available
To register or for more information, call 831-476-2115.

Cypress Health Institute is committed to providing the highest quality education in a safe, loving, and professional environment for our students. We focus on professional integrity, personal growth and therapeutic effectiveness. Cypress Health Institute excels in teaching massage therapy and healing. Students get direct and personal support in learning, practicing and feeling the healing capacity of massage therapy and human touch. We offer a wide variety of healing modalities, from Rieki to Pathology, with a convenient schedule. At Cypress Health Institute Massage School, small classes, hands-on instruction and direct healing experiences give you the best education. Respectfully explore, develop and appreciate what you can do now. If you aspire to work as a healing Massage Therapist, Cypress Health Institute can help you achieve your goals, and can bring a wealth of experiences and self realization along the way. Call (831) 476 2115 or Email to begin working towards the career your heart is longing for!

Cypress Health Institute is a nonprofit education organization dedicated to the teaching of preventative and holistic health care practices. We wish to provide an opportunity for the interested students to acquire professional training in a broad spectrum of therapeutic skills useful in facilitating a high level of physical, mental and emotional well being in both themselves and others. Program emphasis is on a commitment to professional integrity, personal growth and therapeutic effectiveness. It is our intention that the conscientious student will graduate as a massage therapist of the highest caliber.

The Cypress Health Institute has been licensed since 1982. The Cypress Health Institute is operating with license under California Educational Code Section 94311 (d). Our graduates are fully certified under guidelines issued by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Department of Education.

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


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