CHAI Graduates Stay Close to home
Many clients of Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay are aware of the massage school located within the same building. Attending Cohutta Healing Arts Institute often goes beyond just learning and receiving instruction in anatomy & physiology, massage techniques, and therapeutic application. Friendships are formed, professional relationships are built, and the school becomes much like a second home – students, graduates, and instructors form bonds based upon knowledge, skill, and similar specialties and interests and become a kind of family. After students graduate from the school, they often return to assist and volunteer in classes with new students – aiding with instruction, offering tips and advice on technique, sharing their personal experience(s) as professionals, and sitting in as “bodies” for the purpose of massage practice and clinic days. Some students may even find the opportunity to be employed by the school upon becoming licensed or find careers in nearby locations where they can have the ability to drop-in to the school often.
CHAI Graduates Find Careers with Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay
For several graduates, a career as a licensed professional was not too far away. Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay is delighted to have many of CHAI’s graduates now working as providers in its office. Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay was founded three years ago by prior CHAI graduate, and current CHAI Clinic Director, Linda Stanley, LMT, MMP. Steadily building up its positive reputation through the incorporation of knowledgeable session planning, client-centered treatment and skillful care that is imparted upon all CHAI students, Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay has consistently grown in its client-base and its number of referrals to the practice. With this growth, Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay has steadily recruited several CHAI graduates as licensed practitioners within the practice; at the time of this article, Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay enthusiastically boasts a total of seven CHAI graduates as licensed massage therapists available to its clients.
“To provide therapists to fill the extended schedule of Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay, I chose to invite several CHAI graduates to join our practice. I know their skill level and feel very confident entrusting my current and future clients to their care.“
(Linda Stanley, LMT, MMP, Owner of Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay, recent CHAI graduate, & Current CHAI Clinic Director)
“I feel very valued and appreciated [to be working with Heaven Sent Massage of Ellijay]; it’s like being a part of a family.” (Chasity Green, LMT)
Extensive Training Prepares Graduates for Future Practice
CHAI graduates of the Massage Therapy Certification Program complete an extensive syllabus of study that surpasses state requirements, giving its students 755 hours of instruction and hands-on learning. The North Georgia massage school’s 100% Pass Rate for the licensing exam is a tremendous affirmation of both the quality instruction and the caliber of students that have graduated from the program. CHAI graduates are employed at spas, massage centers and chiropractic offices across North Georgia, and are equipped with extensive knowledge in both Relaxation and Therapeutic techniques and are able to provide such treatments as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, assistance with stretching, and more.