Since 1992, the Big Island Academy has provided massage training programs for state and national certification. Our training program is an approved curriculum to becoming part of the Massage Therapy Vocational Trade recognized by the DCCA Massage board of Hawaii Licensing. We are the only Academy in East Hawaii of the Big Island, in downtown Hilo. In a universal arena of healing, learning and Aloha, our graduates leave empowered with superior skills taught in an environment that fosters the Aloha spirit, personal growth and healing for body, mind, and spirit. We also offer classes and workshops for continuing education (CEU's).
Massage has always been very much in demand. It is a very flexible and rewarding way to provide for yourself and your family. Our goal is to provide our students world experience that prepares you towards the transition into fast job placement. We teach you how to affect your client positively and how to become a professional massage therapist. Our personal and comprehensive instruction makes it easy to find jobs in the surrounding clinics, spas, as well as doctor's offices, hospitals, events, boats, or just a private business in town or even just in your own home healing your friends and family.
The Big Island Academy of massage is owned and operated by Yahavah Mathison, LMT. French Born in Casablanca Morocco, Yahavah has been Practicing Massage since 1972. She was born into it she says. Yahavah has studied massage in many different countries and applies her many talents in many different modes of Massage from Swedish to Indian Massage to Deep Tissue, Acupressure,Yoga massage, Shiatsu, Lomi, Reflexology, Polarity, Pre-natal Massage, Thai, Her Integrative Body work, comprises knowledge of all these modalities and techniques,