“Deliberately Saturating the ART of Bodywork with Consciousness”

First and foremost, we at the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy are on a crusade to remind everyone that Massage Therapy is an art form. Massage Therapy is not a technical skill in itself, and only utilizes technique as one tool along with many other cultivated skills in order to meet the needs of our clientele and express the art of bodywork in a fluid and creative way. Mindfulness, compassion, personal skills, intuition, humor, courage, respect, scientific knowledge of the human body, and a dash of awe are but some of the essential ingredients necessary to begin to explore the potential of being a fulfilled bodywork artist, who is making a positive impact on the world at large. The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy is dedicated to cultivating professional, competent, and compassionate bodywork artists. We believe that the “cream rises to the top”, and that to be the cream, you must consistently do your very best.

We provide a solid education for our students that begins with a grand survey of techniques, instills a thorough understanding of the human body, explores holistic principles, reveals trade secrets that work, teaches industry appropriate guidelines, boundaries, and ethics and so much more. This approach insures a strong foundation for our students. Toward the closure of the program, students are encouraged to discover what comes from within themselves in order to create their own approach to, and expression of the art of bodywork.


We believe that our clients deserve our deepest respect and gratitude for trusting us to touch their entire life when we work with them. We believe that we are not healers, but facilitators of the healing that resides within each individual person we have the great opportunity to work with. People proclaiming to be “healers” do not participate in this program as students or instructors. We believe that humility is paramount, and if we approach our clients with an agenda, damage can be done. The Berkana Institute and its instructors, have a strong lineage to the best massage schools in the world. We are proud to continue a massage therapy tradition that is client focused, artistically grounded, holistically oriented, and founded in integrity.