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Health Options Institute in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

School Overview

Health Options Institute in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is highly recognized for its excellent program, which is comprehensive, thorough, and in the forefront of professional massage training. It also has exceptional teaching staff that are extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and motivating to the students. Students appreciate and love the teaching staff and the relaxed, yet professional, atmosphere that the school has. Our teachers know how to make the educational experience fun.

The school also has received much recognition from many well satisfied employers of our students and their clients. Health Options Institute was founded in 1984, being one of the first schools to be licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools to give massage training.

Upon graduation, students are well equipped to handle a variety of clinical complaints and to work in a wide variety of massage settings for a lifetime. The Institute is unique in that students can begin practicing massage after completion of their first sixteen weeks of schooling, whether or not they choose to complete the full 631 hour Massage Therapy Program.

What makes Health Options Institute unique? Why should someone choose you?
We offer both a short and a long program due to there being no licensing in PA Students can begin practicing massage as a career after only 4 months, regardless of which program they choose. As of 2/23/07, we have a 100% rate of employment for last year's graduates of our 625 program!

How many students attend Health Options Institute?

What are your average class sizes?
10 students

What modalities do you specialize in?
Deep Muscle Massage
Client Communications Skills
Orthopedic Neuromuscular Therapy
Practice Procedures and Policies
Professional Practice Concepts
Meridian Dynamics
Therapeutic Touch
Anatomy & Physiology
Sports Massage (4 different routines)
Lomi Lomi
Spa Massage
Lymphatic Drainage
Seated Chair Massage
Hot Stone Massage

What is/are the cost(s) of your program(s)?
$1290 - 104 hour program
$7995 - 625 hour program

Does Health Options Institute offer night classes?

How long does your program take from start to finish?
4 months for the shorter program
14-19 months for the longer program

What is your philosophical approach to massage?
Health Options Institute is a professional massage school dedicated to helping people to connect through the power of touch to the presence of the Living God within themselves and within all other living beings. We strive for the highest degree of integrity, magnificence, and breadth possible. We do this through the scope of our program, our in-depth curriculum, and our very special instructors. We want to facilitate students to develop competency by teaching them many diversified types of bodywork and through exposure to a broad base of knowledge from many different fields. We seek to develop our students' fullest potentials to become extremely proficient and professionally successful massage therapists. We endeavor to have 100% of our students joyfully employed, doing the work of their dreams, bringing healing to themselves and to others as they step forth in their new careers to express their talents in massage therapy. We recognize that through the power of our student's touch that our school and our students can help to manifest an awesome world that is filled with True and Perfect Love in which all people can joyfully and harmoniously BE.

Where are you located, and what is the best way for someone to contact Health Options Institute for more information?
1926 Second Street
Bethlehem, PA 18020

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