Since records have been kept in 2011, PCAB graduates have an average pass rate on the MBLEx that is always significantly higher than the national average. For example, during 2021 the pass rate for PCAB graduates was 100% while the national pass rate was 69% for the same period.
Please view our page on what it means to be trauma-informed.
There are a few answers to this. First, we offer a neurocentric massage curriculum that is up-to-date with the latest neuroscience of pain and touch. Second, we integrate far practitioner cultivation and communication skills than most or all other massage programs. Third, our program offers a trauma-informed approach that is up-to-date with the latest understandings [...]
No. It doesn't matter what courses or workshops you've attended in the past. What we care about most is your interest in eagerness in facilitating health and wellbeing, and your ability to work with other classmates to co-create an optimal learning environment.
I’m not sure I want to be a massage therapist, but I’m very interested in the Practitioner Cultivation portion of the course. Can I still attend your program?
Yes, absolutely. There are many reasons to develop bodywork skills besides becoming a professional massage therapist, so it's totally fine with us if you don't have massage therapy as a career goal. Furthermore, while we are a massage therapy school, we think the tools from the Practitioner Cultivation portion of the course are useful for [...]
The cost of a massage program depends a great deal on the number of hours offered, the location of the school, and what is being offered at the school. Obviously a 500-hour school will be cheaper, on average, than a 1000 hour school. In 2013, the average tuition cost (with no taxes, fees, or supplies) [...]
Our classes are 8:15-5:15 on 4 days per week, plus 4 additional hours per week during the last two trimesters of the program for our student clinic, so there's plenty of time available to work if you choose. Keep in mind that you will need to allot some time outside of class for assignments and practicing [...]
Our program consists of 756 or more hours. This meets or exceeds the number of hours necessary for licensing in all states (except for NY and NE) and for NCBTMB Board Certification. The mean number of hours in massage programs in the US is between 642 and 697, and 625 is the number of hours recommended [...]
Check out the Kauai section of Craigslist or www.heartbeatofkauai.com. Those are the first two options. In addition to studios, rooms, apartments, and houses, also look for work-trade options on nearby organic farms. We will also put you in touch with other students if you want to arrange getting housing together. See our housing section on [...]
We do not offer any financial aid. We offer numerous partial scholarships, as well as partial work-study options. Please see the tuition page for more info.