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Ellijay, Georgia

Chronicles of Student Clinic: When Everything Hurts

Massage Therapy certification requires students to practice and fine-tune their new skills by fulfilling a set number Student Clinic hours with real clients. That phase of learning often teaches us more than we expect. Here’s a Student Clinic story that was shared with us… Continue reading

Love Your Work

A Massage Student’s Story:

James is a massage student at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute, School of Massage. He is 26 years old and has already figured out something that many of us don’t learn until our later years – that by doing work we love, we can create a life we love.

So how did this young man become so wise at such an early age you ask. Continue reading

Your Success Story

How did it feel when you were helped???  How has massage therapy or another type of bodywork changed your life? You’ve read some of our stories of healing and inspiration, and there are more to come. We want to hear about your experiences, and others do too!  Share your story here and help us to help the world, one person at a time.  

This one is from a recent client who came to CHAI for massage therapy: Continue reading

The Ripple Effect

A Therapist’s Story:

Sometimes we are privileged to witness the effects of our good deeds in a timely manner. Other times, we may think our efforts have been in vain.

Stooped over and in pain from a lower back injury that happened a few weeks before at the gym, a woman in her late 60’s hobbled into my office. She had consulted traditional medical doctors, but had not found relief from the pain or the ability to walk upright.  A mutual friend had referred her to my bodywork practice. This was her first introduction to alternative healthcare and she was skeptical to say the least. Continue reading

We Practice What We Teach


Whether you’re testing the waters to find out if massage therapy is a possible career path, or you’re fully committed to jumping right in, we want you to know why Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI) is the school for you.

In this and subsequent blog posts, you’ll hear heartwarming stories from massage therapy instructors, their clients, and students. Massage therapy is more than just a career path. It’s a journey into healing and wholeness…for yourself and others.

Our Stories…. Continue reading

Student Massage Therapy Clinic Now Open

At Cohutta Healing Arts Institute, our current class of students is entering the next phase of their education and is ready to provide massage therapy to the public.

Student clinic

So, what is this “Student clinic” stuff all about??? Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Giving Help

At Thanksgiving, many of us are thinking about all of the wonderful aspects of our lives and expressing gratitude in lots of different ways. Hopefully the day will be spent with loved ones, family and friends and maybe consuming lots of food (healthy, of course!) in appreciation of great abundance. Or perhaps you’ll spend the day in service of others who are in need, and not as fortunate as you. Continue reading

Whats in a name?

For those folks who live in and around North Georgia, the name “Cohutta” is familiar and dear. For those who don’t live in the area, you might be wondering what our name is all about. Continue reading

Make Your New Year’s Resolution Before Dec 31

It’s not too early to make your New Year’s Resolution to begin a career you’ll love. Train to become a massage therapist right here in downtown Ellijay at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute. The next certification class begins February 3, 2014. Apply for one of four partial scholarship opportunities before December 31, 2013. We also have tuition payment plans and financing options available.  Contact us today for details. Continue reading