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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

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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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

Relax more, age slower

As a bodyworker, I often encourage my clients to breathe deeply into their bodies, and to visualize their breath going directly to the tense areas they may be feeling. This “mini-meditation” is a great way to help reverse the effects of holding stress in our bodies. Continue reading

Massage School is a Journey

Massage school is a journey. Of course the commitment required to complete a 755 hour program involves time, money and dedication, but it also opens the doors to an inner exploration that you won’t find anywhere else. Continue reading

Career Opportunities in Massage and Bodywork

At Cohutta Healing Arts Institute we value the affirming information found in Your Massage & Bodywork Career Guide by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.  Here is what their guide says about career opportunities in massage and bodywork: Continue reading

Massage Therapy Certification Program in North Georgia Mountains

Located in Ellijay, Georgia, the Cohutta Healing Arts Institute provides educational opportunities for individuals who are interested in working in the natural health field. It is our mission to provide a quality massage therapy educational program that focuses on the concepts of a foundational comprehension of the human body, massage theory and history, proficient massage therapy techniques, ethical business practices and client-centered care.

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