March 6-31, 2012

200-Hour Professional Massage Therapy Intensive

Dive into the ancient art of healing touch through InanItah’s 200-Hour Professional Massage Therapy Intensive. During this course, you will learn how to offer a full body therapeutic massage by blending a variety of healing modalities such as basic Swedish massage, deep tissue, stretching and joint mobilization, Thai table massage and energy work.

This course is inspired by the basic requirements for the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) which is the national massage certification board in the United States. The course will include important aspects of anatomy and physiology. You will learn compassionate communication skills to determine your clients needs and to get clear around any challenges that come up inside the work.  You will also learn to take care of your own physical and energetical needs while giving massage.

The 200-hour massage course at InanItah is a unique opportunity to live in a spiritual community while learning a marketable skill set. Daily meditations and yoga practice, as well as weekly sharing circles in the InanItah community, offer you the space to explore your spiritual path and enhances the awareness you bring into your massage practice.

Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Swedish/Classical massage techniques
  • Basic deep tissue techniques
  • Thai table massage
  • Energy work
  • Self-care
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Business Practices

You will come out of this course with a foundation to begin practicing massage. The 200-Hour Professional Massage Therapy Training Intensive is designed to satisfy requirements for NCBTMB’s portfolio review process. Please inquire for details.

About the Facilitator

Valerie Cherrin has been a practicing massage therapist since 1997 and a massage instructor since 2003. Valerie draws from a variety of healing modalities, including Thai yoga massage, trigger point therapy, myofacial release, zero balancing, reiki, and cranial sacral therapy. Through her work and experience, she has developed a style of bodywork that addresses the needs of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual body. To learn more about Valerie, visit her website: