Massage and Asian Bodywork Program and Classes

Five Branches University offers a wide variety of classes in therapeutic massage and bodywork, bringing together wisdom from modalities based in Eastern and Western Traditions. Some courses may be taken individually, for massage therapists and other healing practitioners wanting to add to their skills, or who require more class hours to re-certify with the CAMTC.

500 Hour Massage and Asian Bodywork Therapist Program

The 500-hour Massage and Asian Bodywork Program qualifies you to apply with the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) to become a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). Five Branches is a CAMTC-approved school and this program will provide the preparation necessary to confidently take the MBLEx exam, required with certification by CAMTC.

The program is offered part-time, with classes offered in the mornings and on weekends, so that participants can also work, if they choose. The entire 500-hour program can be completed in two trimesters, or about 8 months.

Courses include:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Asian Bodywork
  • Medical Qi-Gong
  • Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology
  • Business and Career Paths
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Tuition is $5000* for the 8-month program, which can be paid all at once or in installment payments over the course of the program.

*Tuition does not include the cost of books or other materials needed.

Class Schedule Fall 2018

 Program postponed in Santa Cruz until further notice. 

In Santa Cruz:

Class Schedule Coming Soon!

In San Jose:

Schedule coming soon.

*Above dates are subject to change.


Contact Us:

Five Branches Massage Program

Fay Dennis
Interim Program Director
Santa Cruz: (831) 476-9424 ext. 40


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