Why Choose the Napa Valley School of Massage?

Some many reasons to choose NVSM!

  • A medical doctor will sign your diploma.
  • Study in the beautiful Napa Valley.
  • Take your education to the next level.
  • Earn a prestigious diploma.
  • Build financial security & help others.
  • Increase your income.
  • Train on actual patients.
  • Unprecedented convenience.
  • Set your own schedule.
  • Study courses approved by the state of California.
    (Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the Ed. Code.)


Everyone knows that where you train as a massage therapist really matters. But did you know that the quality of education, the experiences you have as a student are also very important to you? Did you know that upon graduation your diploma will be signed by someone? That person or persons are signing your diploma to certify your competence. That is why it is so important to consider these facts before you enroll in a massage school.

There are few places in the entire world that come close to the Napa Valley for excellence. Since early times the Napa Valley has been known for healing, rest and relaxation. Today, that tradition carries on...

The Napa Valley has some of the best known spas in the world. Every year, millions of visitors come to the valley to relax and renew their tired bodies and spirits. As a student in the Napa Valley School of Massage, you will become part of this tradition. Upon graduation, you will receive a very prestigious diploma stating that you trained in the world famous Napa Valley.

The Napa Valley School of Massage is not a single classroom but rather a campus of buildings allowing you the most varied massage training experience available anywhere. You will enjoy lectures and practical training in the Heart House. In the “Upper Room” our Christian day spa, you will be able to help the public with relaxing massage therapy in a spiritual environment. At Pinewood, you will be taught by Laurie Andrews who is our administrator, a Holistic Health Practitioner and the first Yoga instructor who was approved by the state of California’s Bureau of Private and Postsecondary Education.

(Approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the Ed. Code.)


The Pinewood building also features the Natural Healing Center – a working acupuncture clinic. Students enrolled in the 500 hour course receive lectures on Chinese medicine by a licensed acupuncturist.

In the Medical Clinic you will help Dr. Andrews treat patients with massage therapy. These patients are being seen for evaluation and treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. If you know that massage therapy is a healing art – who better to sign your diploma than a medical doctor and a holistic health practitioner?

While other schools have their students “take turns” massaging each other, the Napa Valley School of Massage gives you the unique opportunity to massage actual patients. You will help both those who want to stay healthy and those who are recovering from serious conditions. Your diverse and real world experiences at the Napa Valley School of Massage will prepare you for unparalleled success. Your prestigious diploma will be a priceless document throughout your career.

Start your journey today – the Napa Valley School of Massage is the place for you.