Health Options Institute

Empowering Students to Succeed for Over 34 Years


Seated Chair Massage

(4 Hours)

Prerequisite:  Deep Muscle Massage, Shiatsu or any basic bodywork training.


This 4-hour class on Seated Chair Massage will teach you a basic routine demonstrating techniques, flow/body mechanics, setting up and breaking down chair and sanitization and supplies. Student practice time is given and students will create shortened intake/release forms. This course is a wonderful way to develop an on site presence and develop your private practice.  A certificate of completion is received which can be used toward PA or NJ massage license renewal.

About the Instructor 

Diane Griffin, BFA, MS, DNM, LMT, NCBTMB, GG

Teaches Seated Chair Massage, and is a PA licensed Massage Therapist and holds a Doctor of Natural Medicine Degree from The University of Natural Medicine. Her areas of special training are from the Upledger Institute in CranioSacral Therapy, for whom she teach assists (TA) several levels of courses. She also has taken the Barrel Institute’s entire Visceral Manipulation Curriculum, TAing several levels of VM; and she has taken a number of courses in Nerve Manipulation. Diane is a Massage Therapy Program Specialist with American Council of Independent Colleges. As such she is a part of a team visiting massage schools reviewing their programs for accreditation and making recommendations. In the past she has taught at Northampton Area Community College, Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy, Lehigh Valley College and Lincoln Technical Institute, where she was chief and senior Massage Therapy Instructor of the program. She has taught a broad range of courses. Diane has been an Entrepreneur since 1987, and brings her wealth of knowledge from her successes and mistakes to share with the students for guidance as they step out into creating a business that is profitable and fufilling.



Call 610-419-3535 or​ Contact Us. Register with at least a $40 deposit more than 3 weeks in advance for the lowest price and to save your spot.


If we have more than one scheduled class date, only the flyer for the first upcoming class is available online. To see other class dates click here for the Continuing Education Course Calendar.

Praise for Diane

"The instructor is very informative, gives feedback, and assists in hands on to show students exact technique. This is a great  class! Thank you." -Victoria M.


"What I liked most about this course was the additional technique to use  for my practice. Course was well taught and the instructor was very knowledgable." -Carmen W.