Premier Training in Land and Aquatic Bodywork

UPDATE Thank you for your interest in the Harbin School of Healing Arts. The school will not be offering classes for the duration of 2018 and possibly beyond, due to the destruction of the Valley Fire of 2015.

2017 would have marked the 40th year of the massage school at Harbin. Over those years, the school has built a reputation of quality and diversity with its curriculum, instructors and students, who practice their healing land and aquatic bodywork all over the world. Harbin hopes to continue that legacy, but the current task of getting the hot springs and retreat center functioning again is a priority.

To keep up-to-date on the reconstruction efforts of Harbin Hot Springs, visit:

AVAILABILITY: School records are available upon request, and personnel are available for questions year-round. If you need documentation or have questions, you may contact the School Registrar Monday-Friday at: (707) 533-5715.

NEWSLETTER: HSHA staff sends school alumni an e-newsletter twice per year. To join our email list and to view past issues of the school e-newsletter, please click here:

CAMTC: The past few years have seen a LOT of changes with the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). The 500 hour Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) status is NOT required in California, but can ease transitions, when moving around the state and/or applying for massage positions with high-end spas and resorts.

Because of HSHA’s current status, we cannot complete the School Approval process with CAMTC. However, training hours from the Harbin massage school will be accepted toward the 500 hour CMT UNTIL DECEMBER 5, 2018.

For more information about the CMT application process, visit:

AQUATIC BODYWORK: For information on Watsu®, Waterdance®, Healing Dance® and other aquatic modalities, visit . From this website, you can request transcripts of past training, find practitioners or instructors all over the world, and find out how to become a practitioner.