Upcoming Classes

Next Day Class Start Date:  August 2017 (lasts 6 - 7 months)

Next Evening Class Start Date:  March 2018 (lasts 11 - 12 months)

Crystal Mountain Curriculum

The curriculum here at Crystal Mountain not only meets the requirements of the NM Massage Therapy Board, but also gives new therapists a  firm foundation in Therapeutic Massage techniques.  We believe that every therapist is unique and creates their own style.  Our curriculum includes the following:


> 170 hours of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and kinesiology (including Oncology and Geriatric Massage and Myofascial massage);

> 90 + hours of basic Swedish massage techniques;

> 100 + hours of various modality classes including Forearm Flow, Pregnancy, Chair, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports, Shiatsu, and Thai;

> CPR/AED/First Aid certification;

> Kinesio Taping certification (36 hour course);

> 20 hours of business classes;

> 40+ hours of ethics (including Energetic Boundaries);

> various other electives; and

> 150 hours of Clinical Practicum.

Financing Options

Crystal Mountain has many school-based financing options available including work study and some scholarship opportunities.  For more information on our school-based financing, please give us a call at (505) 872-2030 or come by the school.  We also work with the VA and New Mexico Workforce Connections.  

School Based Financing Options.pdf

What does it take to be a licensed massage therapist in New Mexico?

The New Mexico Massage Therapy Board requires a minimum of 650 hours of massage therapy training by a licensed school.  This includes the following:

> 165 hours of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and kinesiology;

> 150 hours of massage therapy training; and

> 75 hours of general instruction including CPR/First Aid, business, hydrotherapy, and ethics;

> 260 hours of additional massage therapy training and related electives.


Please refer to the NM Massage Therapy Board website for specific requirements of curriculum and licensing.



Application Process

To apply to Crystal Mountain, review the attached documents and submit a completed application (including essay), call (505) 872-2030 to set up a time to tour the school and complete the in-person interview, and make a $200 tuition deposit plus a $50 application fee to hold your place in the program and guarantee your tuition rate. 

Crystal Mountain will also need a copy of your High School Diploma (or equivalent) and a valid ID.  You will be notified within a week if you are accepted into the program.