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Phoenix offers the Massage Therapy 500 Hours Program. You will receive instruction in traditional and classical Swedish massage and Holistic Massage™ created at the Phoenix School.

Besides Swedish massage, many wonderful modalities you will learn include Sports Acupressure, Shiatsu, Pregnancy Massage, Hydrotherapy, Sports Massage, and Bodywork Methods among others.

Foundational Courses include Anatomy & Physiology, Business, Kinesiology, Pathology, and Curriculum Integration. 

All in all Phoenix School of Massage provides you an outstanding curriculum with outstanding teachers for your outstanding success.


Online Classes Combined with Hands On Classes
Class Schedule

500 Hr. Program: Core Program of 255 Hours + Expansion Program of 195 Hours + 50 Hours Internship




The Massage Therapy 500 Hours academics program is comprised of three modules. Listed below are the three modules with their respective hours and contents.

Upon successful completion of the Core Program of 255 hours the student may begin Module III Internship. The student may extend the Internship period up to 10 weeks

*Denotes Distance Learning



Our Team


Every Instructor is certified to teach in all coursework below

Code: MT1=Swedish Massage, AP1=Human Anatomy, API-2=Human Physiology, HY1=Hydrotherapy, BP1=Business Practices & Professional Ethics, HH1=Human Health & Hygiene, MT2=Bodywork Methods/Holistic Principles, MT3=Sports Acupressure, MT4=Shiatsu, MT5—Swedish Massage for Pregnancy, MT6-Sports Massage, MT7=Curriculum Integration, K1=Kinesiology, BP2=Business & Ethics, CP1=Clinica1 Pathology , Rl=Reflexology


Nikki Todd

LMT, MTI. Massage certification, Clear Lake School of Massage, 1994. Todd’s specialties are neuromuscular, cranial-sacral, manual lymph drainage, energy work, and visceral manipulation. She loves teaching and helping advance massage by helping students become excellent massage therapists. In the last year alone, she has completed professional development in functional bodywork peuaining to many systems and anatomical structures of the human body at the Ankrum Institute completing 327 contact hours to date of the 500 contact hours.

Nathan Wurz

LMT, MTI. Wurz graduated from the Advanced Massage Program of 600-hours at Phoenix School of Massage in Houston, TX in March 2017. Besides the standard massage techniques, Nathan has been expanding his skill-set while practicing Neuromuscular Reprograming. In his spare time Nathan loves to cook, being outdoors, and spending quality time with his wife and child.

Nichelle Pacia

ND, LMT, MTI, is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and licensed massage therapist. She graduated from Phoenix School of Massage in 2015 and graduated at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2013. She practices holistic therapy with her clients to help them reach their optimal well-being. In addition, she is an avid reader; loves doing yoga and overall healthy living.


Michelle Tran-Young

LMT, MTI. Michelle Tran-Young is a TEA certified teacher in multiple subjects and has taught science in 3 different school districts. She holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston (2010) and a bachelor’s degree in Biology (2006). Michelle has been teaching and tutoring since 2008 and has taught adults in two different community colleges. Currently an Adjunct Instructor at Houston Community college instructing both in person and fully Distance Learning using online with Zoom or Microsoft Teams. She is also employed at San Jacinto College where she setup hybrid ESL courses for the classes she is currently teaching. Michelle started as a student at Phoenix School of Massage in January 2018 and later began teaching at Phoenix in June 2019. She serves as Distance Education Coordinator for Phoenix School of Massage.

Lindsey Danielle

LMT, MTI, graduated from massage school in 2015 and became an instructor and CE provider in 2019. Lindsey believes in educating clients about overall holistic health. Loves using the cupping technique new skills to be an unconventional therapist. Some of Lindsey’s interest are legislative advocacy, reading, drinking coffee, and table top gaming.

Carolyn Ludwig

LMT, MTI, graduated from Texas School of Massage in 2010. Ludwig started her career in central Texas in 2011 in the spa industry while focusing on continuing education that she found interesting. For example, modalities such as Reflexology, medical massage, cupping, Reiki, Raindrop therapy and
cold stone therapy. Ludwig has been with Phoenix School of Massage since February 2022 after deciding to challenge herself to become an instructor. She is a believer of life-long learning and passing knowledge obtained in the massage field down to other
inspiring students.


Alexandra Elkin Carpintero

LMT, MTI, Alexandra graduated from Massage school in 2012. Has a passion for medical massage and kinesiology, which further advanced in a love for neuromuscular therapy as well. Alexandra believes that the foundation of knowledge and desire to help others is paramount to any aspiring massage student wishing for a career that can leave a lasting impact in the life of others.

William Barry

BS, L.Ac., DOM, (Fla), LMT, MTI. Barry holds a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, a license in Acupuncture (Florida) and a license as a Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy Instructor in (Texas). Acupressure, Shiatsu, Reflexology and Chinese Massage (Tui-Na). Barry developed Massage Body MechanicsTM published in the leading textbook in massage, Massage Therapy, Principles & Practices. Elsevier publ. Barry also created Holistic MassageTM published in Massage Magazine and The Encyclopedia of Bodywork. Barry is a graduate in Mathematics and Physics from Northwestern State University. Barry completed graduate Studies at Florida Institute of Technology. Barry received his license in Acupuncture (Fla) in 1984. He received his license in massage in 1986. He founded Phoenix School of Massage in January 1990. His passion is in helping students reach their personal best and become successful in their careers.