Massage School Catalogs and Courses

Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in Association with Camden County College

  • Massage Therapy Certificate with Associates Degree in Applied Science (1100 Hours)
  • Massage Therapy Certificate of Achievement (525 Hours)
  • Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (In-House) Wholistic Programs
  • Wholistic Massage Practitioner Certificate (617 Hours)
  • 200 Hour: Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (200 Hours)
  • 300 Hour: Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (300 Hours)
  • Reflexology Certificate (145 Hours)
  • Wholistic Massage / Reflexology Certificate – Dual Program (748 Hours)


Continuing Education Courses

Lourdes Institute strives to meet the needs of graduate student needing to complete required continuing education hours to maintain state certification status as well as to update and enhance their skills. Please refer to the semester brochures for a list of additional continuing education courses offered.

Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (Provider # 450470-07).


Individual Course Offerings

For those who are interested in a specific healing modality for personal growth or self-care, contact the administration office for available courses.

LIWS Massage Therapy School Articles from the Instructors

A Guide To Essential Oils and Flower Essences

ESSENTIAL OILS Certain scents can be transporting and, some believe, therapeutic. Essential oils—aromatic compounds extracted from plant material—are used in aromatherapy to treat the mind and body, and have seen a rise in popularity in recent years. Tiffany Soska, an aromatherapy instructor at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in Camden, says it’s best to use essential oils […]

LIWS Massage School: An In-Patient Massage Experience

As soon as I entered the room I could feel the sadness... The patient, a female, perhaps in her late 40’s sitting up in her hospital bed, a visitor, maybe her husband, sitting next to the bed. Her eyes were swollen, she had been crying. I introduced myself and explained that I had students from [...]

Our Culture is Our Special Sauce

Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies: Our Culture is Our Special Sauce I have been teaching at LIWS since 1996 with my first class as Sports Massage. I had experience and knowledge in the field however, I was still scared and I came in over prepared. This is how most of our instructors at LIWS respond […]

More than a Massage School I: Healing with Passion and Excitement!

Try to think back when you were a child and you fell down. What was the first thing you did? Most of us would grab the area and start whimpering or making some kind of sound to express we were in pain. We would call attention to the fact that something was wrong and we […]

What sets LIWS apart from other Massage Therapy Schools?

– A personal perspective. Ralph Casciato, NCBTMB, LMT, Medical Massage In spring 2005, after working for the same company for 23 years, I quit my job as project manager, and took the summer off to decide what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I was 51, too young to retire, and I […]

Why take Yoga Teacher Training at Lourdes?

Yoga is a way of life that enables us to truly inhabit our bodies, mind and spirit. It brings compassion and meaning to our relationships to others and to the world around us. An ancient Eastern practice, yoga today can still transform our lives, connecting us to our inner selves and bringing us into a […]