The best education comes through guided experience. It is one thing to teach in a classroom, it is quite another to teach in a real massage room. Each student is required to complete a total of 186 hours. These hours are done in individual spaces for both subject and student comfort. The Academy of Natural Therapy Clinic Mentors may oversee massages, and are available for questions anytime a student is practicing. Being able to have immediate access and the individual attention of an Instructor equates to the finest marriage of teaching and review.
The Massage Therapy field is constantly expanding with the increasing public interest in holistic health. Jobs are available with medical doctors, chiropractors, dentists, psychotherapists, health clubs, spas, beauty salons, resort hotels, and other community organizations.
The Academy of Natural Therapy is proud to offer job placement assistance, but can not guarantee placement. Academy faculty and administration maintain a high level of contact within the field and available positions are posted and/or emailed to students regularly. Letters of recommendation will be written to prospective employers upon student request. In addition, a Massage Therapy referral list is maintained and provided to the general public both in Colorado and throughout the country.
The Academy assists the students in the writing of resumes and with interviewing techniques as needed. Placement assistance is accessed on an individual basis by appointment with the Lead Mentor or Director of Students.
A mentor, a trained and licensed massage therapist with instructor experience, is available to help with massage questions and free tutoring Monday-Saturday. An appointment is recommended.