National Holistic Institute – Emeryville Campus

California Massage School

National Holistic Institute

5900 Doyle Street Emeryville, California 94608

Start Your Massage Therapy Career in Emeryville, CA

Located just a short distance from the progressive city of San Francisco, National Holistic Institute’s Emeryville, CA campus is a great place to begin your massage therapy education.

Attending massage school is a great step forward in your career, and you’ve probably got some questions. Is there scholarship money available? How long will it take? Where do I start? Let us help you fill in the blanks to any questions you might have.

Real World Training

Massage is unquestionably a hands-on field, and at NHI they believe that’s how it should be taught. As a student in their program you’ll work on the public, under the guidance of licensed instructors, in their on-campus clinics. You’ll feel comfortable and fully prepared to transition from being a student to working as a massage therapy professional after gaining so much direct, real world experience before you graduate.

Get Prepared for California State Certification

Upon completion of this program, graduates are fully prepared and qualified to take the MBLEX exam required for California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Certification.

After completing 500 hours of the program, you’ll be eligible to begin the application process for CAMTC certification. Once you’re certified you can work in the massage therapy field. If you become certified before graduating the program, you can begin working while you finish your training


Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution.

NHI was the first nationally accredited massage school in California. The school is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). NHI is a member of the AMTA Council of Schools and fully adheres to the national standards for Massage Therapists established by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

Financial Aid

National Holistic Institute awards financial aid to all eligible students with the vast majority receiving an individually tailored financial aid package.

NHI is one of the few massage therapist schools in California that qualifies for Federal Financial Aid Programs, including:

Federal Pell Grants
Federal Stafford Loans
Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
Federal Work Study (FWS)
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

NHI also offers additional funding options, including:

Interest-Free Payment Plans
Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan
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Use NHI School Code 025423 when prompted.
You are strongly encouraged to complete your FAFSA prior to applying for this loan.

GI Bill/Veteran’s Assistance Grants

For more information, and to determine if you qualify, please visit

Going to School in Emeryville, CA

California Massage SchoolsThe Emeryville, CA campus of NIH is located within 20 minutes of San Francisco and 15 minutes from Oakland and Berkeley. Emeryville is conveniently located on the waterfront at the foot of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

Emeryville has been a center of commerce in Northern California for more than a century. The lively community is quite proud of its thriving retail, entertainment and business centers. Emeryville possesses a temperate climate and offers many interesting and diverse cultural attractions.

The world-class setting by the San Francisco Bay offers a quality of life that cannot be surpassed.