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Ellijay, Georgia


North Georgia Massage School Represented at ABMP Forum in Colorado

The Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), a leading educational and governing organization for the massage therapy industry, is hosting a three-day forum in Boulder, Colorado this week.  Patricia Babin, Instructor and Director of Administration at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI), is one of several massage school directors from across the U.S. attending the 2014 Forum.

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Massage Therapy: A Worthy Profession

Massage therapy is the 5th fastest growing profession in America, according to a USA Today article from September, 2013. With a median annual pay just under $36,000, massage therapists have earned their place in the mainstream medical profession. 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.  

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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.

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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