Why Choose Our Massage Program?

Learn what students say about Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts.

Is a career in massage right for you?

Small Classes

We offer the smallest class sizes in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Our small class sizes allow every student to get the one on one attention that they deserve.

Experienced Faculty

Our faculty is a diverse group of passionate educators who strive for student success. Our faculty consists of Licensed Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Physicians, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and Kinesiologists

Flexible Class Schedule

We understand that life is often extremely busy for many people. Therefore, we have designed our massage programs to fit with most lifestyles and schedules.

Research Based Curriculum

Our curriculum is developed around theories and practices associated with evidence based education models. Our programs utilize a variety of classroom activities and assessments for all learning styles.

Career Placement & Assistance

Upon completion of our massage program we offer graduates the opportunity to begin work immediately in our professional massage therapy clinic. We also offer resume review and assistance, interview preparation services, as well as weekly career opportunity emails.

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About Our Massage Schools

Learn more about our local massage schools. We offer a unique and personalized massage school experience with a quality education. Contact us today to visit one of our conveniently located massage school in Seattle, Tacoma, or Bellingham.

STUDENT ORIENTED
We are passionate about our students and their success. We offer a unique massage school experience within a personalized, supportive and safe environment.
COMMUNITY ORIENTED
Our community outreach program gets students out of the classroom and into the community for some hands-on experience. We offer a variety of outreach programs which include the Tacoma General Emergency Department, as well as several Seattle and Bellingham based non-profits and massage clinics.
CONVIENT LOCATIONS
We have three convenient massage school locations with in the Puget Sound region. Our massage schools are located in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellingham Washington.
DIVERSITY
Our staff and faculty all come from different healthcare backgrounds. We believe that exposure to a variety of different people with different specialties create an optimal environment for student growth. Therefore, we maintain a faculty that reflects our beliefs in diversity.
PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE CLINICS
Our massage school campuses all offer onsite professional massage clinics. Allowing students to work in a professional environment gaining skills necessary for their future as a licensed massage therapist
GRADUATE EDUCATION
We believe in continual educational growth. Therefore, we offer free quarterly continuing education workshops to our graduates on a variety of topics such as; assessment skills, massage techniques, or professional and ethical dilemmas.

Massage Licensing Program

Our massage schools are state licensed and approved. Sign up to take a tour today.

Program Schedule

We offer several massage program schedules. Students have the choice between morning, evening or weekend classes.

Clinical Massage Therapy

Our massage therapy program focuses on full body massage, as well as region specific assessment and treatment of commonly seen orthopedic injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions, sports and work related incidents.

Student Success

Our students are our top priority. We ensure their success through ample one on one attention and tutoring, as well as our integrative leaning style instruction.

Practice Management

Our Business and Practice Management course offers students the tools necessary for a successful future in self-employment.

Antatomy & Kinesiology

Since our focus is on the injury treatment aspect of massage therapy our students go on a detailed exploration of the human body to understand its structure and function in health and disease.

Cadaver Anatomy

Students explore the ins and outs of the human body through a guided tour with one of our clinical anatomy instructors at Bastyr University.

Additional Massage Programs

We also offer Continuing education, Massage therapy clinic and Instructor certification.

Our massage continuing education courses are intended to support the professional growth and skills of licensed massage therapists. We offer classes in a variety of massage modalities as well as courses related to massage ethics and business.

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Our massage clinics are staffed by health care teams that include advanced massage students under the supervision of our clinical faculty, as well licensed massage therapists who have completed our massage therapy program.

Schedule Appointment

Are you already an experienced massage therapy instructor and want to grow as an educator? Or maybe you are new to the educational aspect of massage and interested in teaching continuing education classes for massage license renewals.

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Commitment to Our Students

We are dedicated and committed to the personal growth, educational experience, and professional achievement of our massage therapy students and graduates.

Massage therapy is currently one of the fastest growing healthcare related professions. An education in massage therapy is an investment that will provide you with many employment and lifestyle opportunities. There are many benefits associated with a career in massage therapy; helping others improve their lifestyle and wellbeing, the opportunity and freedom of self-employment, and creating a career that you are passionate about and enjoy.

Campus Locations

Explore our different campuses and choose the one that best fits you.

Located in the heart of West Seattle within walking distance of local cafes and restaurants, our Seattle massage school campus conveniently offers ample off street parking as well as being located on several main bus lines from Downtown Seattle.

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Our Bellingham massage school campus is located in the Historic Fairhaven District across the street from Tony’s coffee and Rocket Donuts. Only approximately a five minute drive from downtown Bellingham and Western Washington University.

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Our Tacoma massage school campus is located in the Historic Stadium District within the landmark Wahlgren’s Floral building. This campus is one block north of the walking trails and fields of Wright Park and the Botanical Conservatory.

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What Our Students Say

Learn what students say about Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts.

What I was looking for in a massage school was a special place, where it was intimate, where the teachers were kind, smart and witty… [Watch Video]

Scott

Scott

What I was looking for in a massage school is a really individualized program where I would be seen as a human and not just a number and a statistic. [Watch Video]

Katie

Katie

I chose Northwest Academy because I wanted to have that “home” feel to a school, to where I could walk in the door and everyone knew me. It was a community… [Watch Video]

Matthew

Matthew

The intimate class size and dedication of each instructor to helping each student made the experience amazing. I would highly recommend this program to anyone! [Watch Video]

Mandy

Mandy

The community here is really tight knit. It is 8 students to a class. It doesn’t feel overwhelming at all. [Watch Video]

Micah

Micah

I couldn’t imagine learning the art of massage any other way than this ultra-personalized hands-on experience. My class became a family, my teachers became life and educational mentors. I’m excited to say I believe I got the best education available. [Watch Video]

Flo

Flo

As soon as I walked in the door, it felt like a good fit. As soon as I met all of the instructors and admissions people, it felt like a good connection. [Watch Video]

Emily

Emily

By the power of touch we are touching people’s lives, touching their hearts, and touching their emotions. [Watch Video]

Monty

Monty

What makes this school special is that they care about the students in a way that can help the students care about clients as a whole person. [Watch Video]

Melissa

Melissa

The reason that I decided to go to massage school is because it opened so many doors to so many different things… [Watch Video]

Jody

Jody

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Lobby Entrance, Tacoma Massage Campus

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Lobby & Glass Room, Tacoma Massage Campus

Lobby & Glass Room, Tacoma Massage Campus

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Glass & Classroom, Tacoma Campus

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Instruction Room, Tacoma Campus

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Massage Instruction Room, Tacoma Campus

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Massage Clinic, West Seattle Campus

Massage Clinic, West Seattle Campus

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Inside the School, West Seattle Campus

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Instruction Room, West Seattle Campus

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Massage Room, West Seattle Facility

Massage Room, West Seattle Facility

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Tacoma Dome and Marina

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Tacoma Downtown Marina & Museum of Glass

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West Seattle Sunset on Alki Beach

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Lincoln Park, West Seattle

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