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About Us

Welcome to the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, a small but dedicated business based in Montgomery, New York.

Since our founding in 1996, we have been committed to providing lifelong learning resources for healthcare professionals. Our mission is to offer tools and ideas for professional growth, serving our colleagues through educational opportunities that enhance their abilities and deepen their knowledge to practice safely and ethically.

Flexible Learning Options

At the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, we understand that everyone has their own preferred way of learning. That's why we offer both online courses and physical materials. Depending on your preference, you can choose from:

Online Courses and Digital Materials: Perfect for those who prefer to learn on the go or from the comfort of their own home. Our online courses provide easy access to all the content you need, including videos and downloadable resources.

Physical Books and DVDs: Ideal for those who prefer a hands-on approach or like to have a tangible reference. Our selection of physical books and DVDs ensures you have reliable materials at your fingertips.

With these options, you can tailor your learning experience to best suit your needs and preferences.

Our CE Course Offerings

We offer a comprehensive range of continuing education courses specifically written for massage therapists. Our programs are created by experienced professionals in the field, ensuring that our students receive relevant information. Whether you enjoy accessing your courses online or prefer to learn off-screen

Over the years the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies has been the leader in providing home study massage therapy continuing education (CE) courses for massage professionals. With over 318,000 massage therapy CE course enrollments to date, the Institute is the pre-eminent provider of home study massage continuing education.

The Institute has set the standard for excellence in home study continuing education programs:

  • The Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies is approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider (#049478-00). Approved since 1996, the Institute is one of the first continuing education providers to become approved and offers more home study CE programs for National Certification renewal than any other provider.
  • The Institute's courses are accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).
  • The Institute offers the largest and broadest selection of massage therapy CE courses available for home study with over 150 massage CE courses, over 100 of which are available totally online. Our CE courses are convenient, cost-effective, self-paced and easy to follow, providing lifelong learning resources for health professionals.
  • The Institute offers approved massage therapy continuing education courses for all states that require massage CEUs and accept home study.
  • We were the FIRST independent home study continuing education provider to become an Approved Provider by the New York State Board of Massage (#0012).
  • Known as one of the more stringent state boards for approving continuing education providers and programs, the Institute has been approved by the Florida Board of Massage since 1998. Over 150 programs are approved by the Florida Board of Massage (#50-1017) and we report all credits to CE Broker regularly.
  • Approved by the Louisiana Board of Massage as a Louisiana CEU Provider in 2000, the Institute offers over 40 Louisiana Board approved CE programs – more than any other Louisiana CEU Provider (#LAP0056).
  • Since 2002, the Institute has been an approved provider of CE programs for the State of Mississippi Board of Massage (#MAP0006) with over 45 Board approved CE programs.
  • In 2003, the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation began working on the rules for massage licensure in the State of Illinois as well as requirements for continuing education sponsor approval. Always on the cusp of new regulations, the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies was one of the first Illinois approved massage therapy CE sponsors – number 4 to be exact! (#245-000004)
  • While the Texas Board of Massage will accept non-technique courses through NCBTMB Approved Providers, we went the extra step and also became an approved continuing education provider for the State of Texas. (CE1428).
  • We are approved as a continuing education provider by the Georgia Board of Massage (#50-1017) and report all credits to CE Broker regularly.
  • We offer the largest number of home study programs approved by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO), allowing those licensed in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador to use our CEUs for massage license renewal.

We have grown from our original intention to educate healthcare professionals, to also offer personal self-help tools and ideas of interest to everyone who wants to embrace healthful living.

We are still growing and are committed to continually updating and expanding our massage therapy continuing education course offerings in the future.