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Another CHAI Graduate Launches New Career in Massage Therapy.

Cohutta Healing Arts Institute School of Massage graduate Timothy Bond has started “Moving Forward Massage” in downtown Ellijay.

Timothy Bond graduated this past Spring from North Georgia’s premier massage therapy certification program, passed the MBLEx* licensing exam, and obtained his state of Georgia license to practice therapeutic massage. Continue reading

Who’s Hiring Massage Therapists?

Are you looking for a new career?  Perhaps you’ve been drawn to the rewarding possibilities of a Massage Therapy career, but aren’t sure if there are enough jobs out there.  At Cohutta Healing Arts Institute, we consistently receive Continue reading

Tips for Massage Therapist Self Care

When your career involves taking care of your clients’ physical needs and helping them to live healthier, more holistic lives, do you pay attention to taking care of your self too?   Students at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute not only learn about Continue reading

Research Confirms Massage Therapy is Serious Medicine.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has published scientific and medical research confirming that therapeutic massage has clinical benefits far beyond relaxation.

Reports from NIH and the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) support massage as an effective therapy in the treatment of Continue reading

Congratulations Graduates!!

Cohutta Healing Arts Institute, School of Massage, is pleased to announce the graduation of it’s first class.  James Malone and Patricia Babin have successfully completed the rigorous 755 hour program and are poised for Continue reading

Encouraging news for the Massage Therapy Profession.

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) compiled data from US governmental statistics, consumer surveys, student surveys, and clinical studies on the efficacy of massage therapy in order to present an overview of the “state of the industry”, which should be of interest to prospective students. Continue reading

The Road from Client to Massage Therapist

In 2013, Linda Stanley and her husband were injured in a serious motor vehicle accident. The car’s console was pushed into her ribcage, breaking ribs and damaging intercostal tissues. In tremendous pain, she was referred to Jennifer Houle, Licensed Massage Therapist, Naturopath, and a Director at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI). In addition to the car accident, Continue reading

Teacher Appreciation Day at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute

Massage therapy students at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI) turned the tables on their instructors and invited them to sit down and learn why they are very much appreciated. A celebration dinner arranged by the students was topped off with a cake reading “Our teachers have the touch!” Continue reading

Massage Students Learn Research Skills at CHAI

Massage Students Learn Research Skills at CHAI

Twenty years ago, only a handful of researchers such as Tiffany Field, Ph.D., director of the Touch Research Institute, regularly published articles in Western medical journals. Today, scientific literature proving the efficacy of massage therapy is dramatically on the rise. Massage students need to know how to find, review and interpret these medical findings in order to communicate intelligently with their clients, peers, and the medical community. Continue reading