Massage Therapy Program

Finish in 8 months!!!​ 

Fort Collins  Next Start Date: 

July 2021 Eve/Weekend   Full, on a wait list.    

Fort Collins Sept  Day/ Weekend 2021,  1 spot left!    

Denver*   Next Start Date:  April 2021,    2 spots left!

*Pending DPOS offsite classroom location

Esthetician and Massage Combination Program 

Finish both programs in 8 months

Approved and Regulated  by the Division of Private Occupational Schools Colorado Department of Higher Education

Exceeds the State Requirements for a Colorado State Massage Therapy License with the Division of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) 

8 month completion ~ includes Holistic Structural Release Technique  

General Schedule:
2-3 days a week
3-6 hour class blocks 


Exclusively at Bear Heart School  

Holistic Structural Release
“Holistic Structural Release blends a series of light and deep bodywork techniques, and holistic release techniques to address a variety of soft tissue restrictions. HSR uses a precise sequence for maximum benefit and longer lasting hold. HSR facilitates and supports awareness, transformation, growth, and expansion in a substantial way.  It is a holistic bodywork system that includes releasing stress from the body, organ referral, movement education to create and support an opening for change, healthy lifestyle consulting, supportive body-mind release, holistic bodywork, and energetic interventions to create balance and tap the infinite possibilities of health for the individual.”

                  ~ Sheryl Daniel, HSR Designer, Bear Heart Owner, Therapist for 26 years

                 Massage Therapy Program ~ 550 Hours

                              Ask about our Combination Massage and Esthetic Option

The massage program is for mature students who have a strong desire to work with clients who deal with the challenging issues of chronic pain, tension and injury as well as the relaxing, health enhancing benefits of massage.  An emotional maturity is required of therapeutic students that will allow therapists to relate to a broader client base rather than only relaxation and stress reduction aspects of massage therapy. When clients see the massage therapist as a valuable part of their wellness program they stay even when money is tight, like in today's economy. It is deeply satisfying work and very rewarding to have a lifelong impact on the joy of daily living for your clients.  Bear Heart School teaches Sheryl’s unique way of blending relaxation and holistic, therapeutic techniques that really make a difference on an ongoing basis for regular clients.  Reaching beyond the basics, the massage program includes the Holistic Structural Release series for long lasting change for clients and greater marketability for the therapist. The exposure to a wide variety of techniques in more than just an introductory format makes this program very competitive for today’s massage therapists. Subjects covered will include basic relaxation massage, advanced techniques in clinical massage, introduction to the holistic healing paradigm, holistic nutrition, aromatherapy, remedies for self care, the mind-body connection, advanced soft tissue release protocols and techniques, a business class to ensure success, and therapeutic relationship and ethics. This program is an effective combination of hands-on techniques, science, advanced therapeutic methodology, and business success. This massage program will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to: achieve excellence in the field of massage therapy, seek Colorado state licensure, secure advanced level employment as a wellness or clinical massage therapist, and be able to create a successful private practice in massage therapy.

Essential Massage Program Cost:                                                        *$6,947.
    Registration Fee and Deposit  ($150. non refundable)          $650.
    Supplies* (non refundable, subject to change )                          *$800.
    Clinic & Lab Fees  (non refundable)                                                     $700.
    Tuition                                                                                                                   $4,797.

Interest Free Payment Plan
Payment schedule: Minimum $500 down
Approximately $500. per month for up to 12 months

Massage Program Subjects
 Full Body Massage, Prenatal, Delivery & Infant, Chair Massage
Clinical Massage
Holistic Structural Release Series: Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Technique , Dynamic Neuromuscular, Positional Release, Cranial and Visceral Manipulation, Muscle Energy Technique & PNF, Cupping, Gua Sha, Postural Analysis & Therapeutic Movement
Holistic Spa Bodywork: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Bodywork: Acupressure & Shiatsu, Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Herbal applications for the body
Psychophysiology of the Mind-Body Connection 
Holistic Healing: Nutrition, Herbs, & Aromatherapy
Business Mastery: Creating a Thriving Career 
Anatomy, Physiology, & Pathology            
Bodies in Motion: Kinesiology                                                  
Massage Clinical Hours and Research Projects

Professional Massage Therapy Schools in Fort Collins, CO

Bear Heart School of Massage

Where Education Meets Intuition

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