East West offers convenient payment plans to fit your needs while you are in school. Please call or email for more detailed information.
Yes! Both Madison and Milwaukee offer Federal Student Aid to eligible students. See the School Catalog or Catalog Addenda for more information.
Within the State of Wisconsin, as well as most other states, licensing is required for working as a massage therapist. The education you receive at East West Healing Arts Institute will qualify you to sit for the National Credentialing Exam as well as the State License exam. Both exams are required prior to graduation.
Over the past two years, we have over a 90% placement rate in the Massage and Wellness Industry. Many of our graduates open their own practices after graduation.
Currently, we have a 7:1 student:teacher ratio. This number varies between groups and will depend on the size of the group that you enter. Keep in mind that technique classes are often held in group A/B so that group A is working on group B and visa versa. Therefore the students practicing have even more individual attention.
We take faculty qualifications very seriously. We believe in having our students learning from experts in the field. We welcome you to take a look at our faculty and their qualifications in the addendum to the catalog.
TuiNa is Chinese Medical Massage. It is one of the highlights of our program. TuiNa integrates Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, Acupressure, and Massage to form one of the oldest and most effect methods of massage available. TuiNa is recognized as a modern medical modality with doctoral level education available in China today.
Massage is a hands-on profession. At East West, you are learning massive amounts of information each week. Student Clinic is where theory translates to practice. East West begins technique classes on Day 1 of class and continues teaching techniques through the duration of the program. All of those techniques need time to be practiced! We bring you through 3 phases of clinic. In the first phase, you learn the art of giving a basic massage while practicing the communication and professionalism required in the profession. Phase 2 focuses on perfecting techniques and point location leading to a therapeutic massage session. After perfecting techniques, you can then begin phase 3 which brings you to a medical level, where you are able to design massage sessions based on medical conditions and work towards developing your personality as a massage therapist. During each massage session, a clinic supervisor checks in on you to answer any questions or address any techniques that you may want to work on. This one-on-one clinic time with a Licensed Massage Therapist is invaluable to your massage training.