Private Program

Our private program is an intensive program that meets only one day a week and one weekend per month. It is 750 hours of comprehensive training which includes a certification in Myofascial Release. This program was founded by Holly I. Pinto in 1996 in Swansea, Illinois. The school is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education since 1996. The program is one year in length and allows for flexibility to accommodate the schedules of our students. Students graduate with a certification in Massage Therapy and Myofascial Release and are eligible to sit for the MBLEX, the state exam for licensure. We are looking for students who demonstrate dedication, compassion, and responsibility in becoming an educated massage professional. The philosophy of this school is one of mindfulness and conscious touch. Students are encouraged to meditate and participate in self-care exercises throughout the year and for a life time. The course of study and program objectives can be found at the bottom of this page along with our tuition requirements. 


Tuition & Fees

Application Fee: $150
Tuition: $12,000
Insurance Fee: $100
TOTAL Program Estimate: $12,250
Other Costs:
Textbooks: $402  approx. (subject to change)
Twin Size Sheet Set (x3): $40 approx.
Large Towels (x2): $20 approx.
Black Uniform: $25 approx.
Massage Table (not required): $300-600
Massage Chair (not required): $300-600

Course of Study

Therapeutic Massage I & II
Body, Structure and Function I & II
Pathology for the Massage Therapist
Movement and Massage
Complimentary Techniques
Business Practices in Massage Therapy
Ethics of Touch
Advanced Myofascial Release
Clinical Practicum