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What is Massage Therapy Certification Training?

massagebooksMost folks aren’t aware of exactly what an education in massage therapy entails. The Massage Therapy Certification Program at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI) includes: Introduction to Massage Therapy; Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology; Massage Theory and Application; Advanced Techniques; Clinical Internship; Business and Marketing. Continue reading

CHAI School of Massage. Healing touch. Changing lives.

At Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI) School of Massage in downtown Ellijay, Georgia, we believe our curriculum is both creative and challenging. Our Massage Therapy Certification program not only prepares students for the required licensing exam, it also stretches their views of healing, health and caring for others. Our massage student therapists are serving the public and each other as they continue to learn and grow. Continue reading

Ellijay School of Massage Hosts “Touch of Thanks Day” for Local Heroes

PRESS RELEASE:  Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI) School of Massage in downtown Ellijay is reaching out to the caring people who touch and improve our lives every day by hosting Touch of Thanks Day of Appreciation events at the massage school.

The first Day of Appreciation was held June 6, 2015. In honor of National Safety Month, the school hosted Gilmer County, City of Ellijay and East Ellijay Public Safety and Emergency Services Personnel for a Touch of Thanks day of massage. Local firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel enjoyed free student massages throughout the day. Continue reading

Congratulations Graduates!

We are so very proud of the students who recently graduated from the Massage Therapy Certification Program here at CHAI.  It has been a long journey, filled with fun, transformation, relationship building and lots of hard work!  We look forward to being with you on your journey as Professional Massage Therapists and watching how you each choose to serve the world.  Bravo!!! Continue reading

CHAI students visit “Bodies” Exhibit in Atlanta

Massage Therapy students are taught to touch the body and  to “see” beneath the skin by feeling the shape and texture of the muscles under the outer later. It takes lots of practice and patience to develop this skill, and along the way, students are encouraged to visualize the structures that they’ve seen in anatomy books and models. But what if they could actually see what’s going on? Continue reading