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    Financial Aid: What You Need To Know When Applying

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Very few of us can afford to pay for our own college education, but fortunately, students at accredited massage schools are eligible for financial aid.  In order to make sure you get the help you deserve, read the following:

    Scholarships are the most competitive type of financial aid.  If you’re chosen and you abide to the conditions set by the party that grants the scholarship, you are given money to pay for your education that never needs to be repaid.

    Not everyone is lucky enough to get a scholarship.  Most students will pay their way through school by taking out loans.  The different loans are as follows:

    • Private Loans:  These are loans given by a non-governmental entity and are usually based upon factors like your credit score.  A private loan is cheaper than going into debt on one of your credit cards, but isn’t as cheap as a federal loan.
    • PLUS Loans:  These are federal loans your parents undertake in order to cover your education costs.
    • Student Loans: These are federal loans taken out in your name that you have to pay back eventually.  The most common federal student loan is the Stafford loan.

    Usually students cover the cost of school through a combination of these loans, personal savings and current earnings.  It’s rare that any one loan will be sufficient to cover all of your schooling.

    Pell Grants
    Like scholarships, Pell grants do not have to be paid back.  They are awarded based upon financial need, so only students who meet strict financial criteria are eligible.  Most students will not qualify, but it’s important to do your research, because these forms of financial assistance can open up many doors.

    If you’re interested in becoming an accredited massage therapist, but don’t have the money to pay your own way through school, don’t worry: students at California Healing Arts College are eligible for federal financial aid.  If you’re interested in attending our accredited massage therapy school, call (310) 773-3419 for more information today!

    California Healing Arts College: SPECIAL OFFERS! 50 Minutes of PURE RELAXATION Massage Therapy GIFT CARDS $35 and Rewards Program

    Last updated 3 years ago

    California Healing Arts College now offers massage gift cards! They make great gifts, so pick some up at your next massage appointment.

    We also recently implemented a Rewards Program for our regular clients.  When you buy five massages at the regular $35 price, you get your sixth massage FREE! Get your punch card today for great savings! 

    For more information about these special offers, call California Healing Arts College at (310) 773-3419 today!


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    Four Steps To Becoming A Licensed Massage Therapist

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Being a massage therapist is a rewarding job. You’ll be making people feel healthier every day you come into work!  However, there’s more to being a professional massage therapist than giving a good backrub.  In order to become a licensed massage therapist, follow these four steps:

    1. Self-Examination
    Massage therapy is not for everyone.  You’re going to need a high degree of personal integrity, because this job will allow you to see people at their most vulnerable.  You’re going to have to be comfortable with touching others and you need to be able to handle that responsibility respectfully and maturely. If you can’t overcome the natural discomfort that comes with touching people you don’t know, you most likely will not be a successful massage therapist.

    2. Know the Codes
    Being a massage therapist means knowing the plethora of rules which govern the professional that can vary from city to city.  Statewide, you’ll be required to have 500 hours of training; other local governments may have more strictures.  San Francisco, for example, won’t let you practice unless you have a general or advanced practitioner permit.  Find out what specific steps you’ll need to take to practice in your desired city.

    3. Go to School
    This is, of course, the most important part!  At your school of choice, pay attention and study hard in order to learn all of the great techniques massage therapists employ.  In addition, your school will no doubt offer classes on business ethics and pathology, so you’ll know how to behave towards patients and you’ll understand which illnesses do not mix with shiatsu, deep tissue or Swedish massage.

    4. Apply for Certification
    Once you’ve finished your training, you can apply for certification.  This is a remarkably involved process that requires your fingerprints, transcripts, passport photo, state ID and more.  Once you’ve been certified, you can be a practicing massage therapist!

    If you want to go to massage school, you should visit California Healing Arts College.  California Healing Arts College is an accredited massage therapy school that provides over 500 hours of training to its students.  For more information, call (310) 773-3419 today!

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