Bellus Academy offers a Holistic Health Practitioner and Massage Therapy certificate programs. Our teaching methods enable each student to become proficient in developing client consultation skills, treatment planning, and practical technical skills to effectively correct pathologic somatic conditions to improve the overall wellbeing of their massage clients.
 
Bellus Academy is proud to provide personal development tools such as Pacific Institute and Financial Literacy within each program offered to enhance our graduate’s professional success. We are one of the only schools in North America that stays progressive with industry trends, equipment and supplies to prepare our students to become well rounded massage therapists.

ABOUT Holistic Health Practitioner


Our Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) program places emphasis on wellness and injury treatment and prevention. HHP’s work together with Health Care providers to develop health plans for their clients and patients. At Bellus Academy we train our Health Care Practitioners to treat the person as a whole by incorporating massage as a natural alternative and preventative method of care.
  • The certificate program prepares the student for a career working with clients interested in sustainable health management practices. Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention are the ultimate goals for their clients.
  • Students will be introduced to Western approaches and Eastern philosophies integrated with modalities including Swedish Circulatory, Integrated Deep Tissue, Athletic Massage, Shiatsu, Nutrition, Neuromuscular Therapies, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Myofascial Release; as well as, the most advanced spa therapies including Thalassotherapy, Vichy Shower procedures, and the therapeutic use of the hydrotherapy tub.
  • Upon completion of the program, our graduates will be prepared to work in private practice, spa, athletic, and/or medical facilities.

Travel the World


We are an ITEC approved academy providing graduates the opportunity to receive an international certificate. ITEC is an international examination board that offers a variety of qualifications worldwide. Graduates who successfully pass the ITEC examination are certified to work in over 35 countries. The curriculum offered at our academies exceeds the ITEC standards and prepares students for the ITEC test. ITEC qualifications are supported by the professional beauty and spa industry and are easily transferable nationally and internationally. The certification will allow for employment on cruise ships that travel internationally as well as employment in spas throughout Europe, Canada and Australia. Preview ITEC on their web site at www.itecworld.co.uk

Bellus Best in Business


It takes more than just the best technical training to be successful in the beauty industry. 85% of your success will be based on your business, personal and marketing skills. Our academies feature nationally recognized spa and salon business training programs in order to teach future professionals how to manage a fulfilling, profitable, and growing business.
 
The Bellus Best In Business Program features nationwide spa and salon directors and innovators to give you expert advice on how to get hired and what it means to understand the business side of the industry.

Hands-on Experience


Put your talents into practice in our vibrant student clinic. Our clinic is mirrored after the upscale salons and spas that inspire our students and welcome our clients. Working under the close supervision of your instructors, you will work with clientele, some of whom may go on to become your clients after you graduate. We are always expanding our service menu to incorporate new trends and treatments.

Professional Facilities & Equipment


Our academies has invested in professional facilities and equipment so our students will have substantial experience working with same equipment they will find when they enter a premier salon. You will receive the finest tools of the trade in your student kit complete with everything you need to start your career.

Professional Instructors


Our instructors regularly attend professional seminars and continued education courses to ensure that their expertise is the most up-to-date in the business. Our management team and instructors use their extensive experience with luxury and medical spas to assist students in networking with physicians and five-star resorts.

Professional Products & Kits


Work with the industry's best product lines and learn proven systems for selecting the ideal products to meet your clients' needs. Our HHP kit contains high quality professional equipment, massage table, and current textbooks. Kit items subject to change at any time in order to keep current with industry trends and technology.
 
*Program hours vary by state.
 

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student testimonial

"Starting Bellus was one of the best things I have done for myself.  You should try to get everything out of your time here-enter contests, do the events and fashion shows and take Advanced Academy.  That was by far my favorite month in school and was the extra inspiration and motivation I needed to get through the last few months of school.
 
The experience from this class was amazing.  Having the opportunity with high fashion designers was incredible.  But to even get published in Fashion Chicago Magazine was even more than I dreamed of.  For me being published on still in school is a great accomplishment for me.  I’m so thankful to have had this opportunity by taking this class.
When I first started thinking about Cosmetology School I was in high school majoring in Art.  Art was my strength and
 
I loved being creative.  I really wanted to go to the Art Institute of Boston.  That was my first plan.  But plans don’t always come through.  So I thought what could I do that would be a creative career and support me with a comfortable income.  
 
Well Beauty School was my second choice.  But I didn’t want to go to just any Beauty School.  I wanted to go to one of the top schools in the nation.  And the number  one school in the nation (Bellus Academy) was half an hour away from my Grandparents house!  So I packed up and moved out to California within the year!  Now that I am graduating, I want to do free lancing work to build my portfolio and further my education in the business.  While I get my license and find a salon that will nurture my creativity and use my skills to the fullest extent.  While still mentoring me to be a better stylist."

Carley Smith, Cosmetology 103

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