Health Options Institute

Empowering Students to Succeed for Over 33 Years


Continuing Education Course Descriptions

Health Options Institute is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education approved provider.  Its approved provider number is 451986.

​Praise for the School


"I have been instructing classes at massage schools around the country for years, but I can honestly say that Health Options is my favorite place to teach! The school itself is spacious, convenient, and easy to travel to as well as comfortable with a pleasant environment in which to learn. There always seems to be a special set of students in attendance and many come back to take other classes. What is of great importance is having guest models in on the last day for the students to practice on real life clients what they have learned. That makes a big difference in the training. Health Options Institute cares enough about their students to arrange for this when needed, whereas some other schools do not arrange for this. This is a school of integrity."
Cheryl Chapman RN, HN-BC,LMT, NCBTMB, Registered Nurse, Holistic Nurse-Board Certified, Nationally Certified instructor for Massage and Bodywork.

Don't see a specific course listed you would like to take?  If sufficient number of possible enrollees contact the school we will organize a class with the best instructor out there! 

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PA Continuing Education Courses

All courses listed below may be used for PA massage license renewal. There is a second section for courses that may not be used for PA massage license renewal, but which the general public may enjoy as well as current massage therapists. Almost all courses are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Individual course pages will indicate whether the course is NCBTMB approved. Please click near the individual course page bottoms for printable PDF flyers with pricing and course registration information.


Indian Head Massage (12 hours) 
Modern Massage Cupping (14 hours) 
Infant Massage & Instructor Course (16 hours) 
Massage Techniques for Upper Body Injuries (16 hours) 
Lower Body Injury Treatments (16 hours)


Reiki: Levels I & II (7 hours each level)


Spa Techniques (8 hours)


Orthopedic Neuromuscular Therapy Levels I - VI (11 hours each level)


Sports and Therapeutic Techniques (56 hours)


Table Thai Yoga Massage (16 hours each level)


Lomi Lomi (16 hours)
Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers (16 hours)


Geriatric Hospice Massage (8 hours)


Seated Chair Massage (4 hours)
Cancer Massage (16 hours)
Pre and Post Natal Massage (16 hours) 


Manual Lymphatic Techniques: Levels I & II (7 & 8 hours)


Introduction to Zero Balancing (6 hours)
Zero Balancing Levels I & II (25 hours each level)


Practice Procedures, Policies, and Ethics (16 of 21.5 hours)
Professional Ethics (4 hours)


Reflexology (14 hours)


Shiatsu: Levels I & II (75 & 49.5 hours)


Shiatsu: Level III (26 hours)


Advanced Intuitive Energy Clearing (4.5 hours)


CPR & AED (3 Hours)

Please click here for the Calendar of Continuing Education Classes.


Classes for Everyone

The following courses may not be used for license renewal in Pennsylvania. However, these are courses which existing massage therapists and the general public will find empowering and enlightening. Classes will only remain available while there is a supply and demand. Take these life changing classses now while you have the opportunity. This could be your only chance!


Applied Use of Flower Essences (2 hours)


An Exploration of the Five Elements (4 hours) 


​Yoga Classes are coming soon!


Please click here for the Calendar of All Classes.

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