The Integrative Health and Medical Massage Program at UNM Taos combines expert knowledge with experiential learning to create a rewarding pathway to self-discovery, community, and service to others. Our classes lay the groundwork for careers in Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and the Healing Arts while supporting students’ own self-healing and self-discovery.
Integrative Health and Medical Massage encompasses the Integrative Massage Therapy Certificate, the Holistic Health and Healing Arts Certificate, and the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Students may enroll in one or more of these certificate programs, depending on their goals. Many of the classes within each of these areas apply to the General Studies Associates Degree (AAS). Students may also take many of our classes without being enrolled in a certificate or degree program.
We have nearly twenty faculty members, all with varied and rich backgrounds practicing and teaching massage therapy, yoga, homeopathy, meditation, and tai chi, and we offer a shifting array of classes.
HHHA and massage graduate Nikki Rodriquez says, “The greatest gift in attending massage school was being able to find myself. This journey opened up parts of me that I had closed for so many years. It also opened up parts of me that I never knew existed. Massage school gave me the gift of giving back.”
Irina Sels, a graduate of the massage program, lists the benefits of her Integrative Health and Medical Massage studies: “To love what I am doing on a daily basis, to feel I have an endless field to explore, to help people alleviate pain, discomfort, or to simply make them feel good and happy, to discover my gifts and purpose.”