What Our Students Say...
Alumni on their experience at the Academy:
Went to school here. Have to say the education I received while attending is priceless and opened more doors and opportunities then I could imagine. I love the teachers and admin too :)
~ Ethan Bormann
Getting the knowledge helped me realize my health and other's health as well.
~ Crystal Gies
I love the teachers. They are all so amazing. They all are helpful and they know their stuff.
~ Anthony V.
Each teacher was willing to spend extra time with me if I needed it. Deb was amazing, along with Paul, Andy, Amanda, and all others.
~ Crystal Gies
The Academy was a fantastic education and has propelled me into a wonderful career. I would recommend this school to anyone who is wanting to learn massage. There is more than meets the eye!!
~ Trevor Houghton
James and Jennifer,
It was so wonderful to hear your voice today. It felt like home. I have been in California for three months now and I love it here. I was working in Bakersfield and the massage industry is a joke. Not one massage therapist understands “deep tissue work.” It is horrible. I want to stress to each and every student that has had the opportunity to go to the Academy of Natural Therapy how amazing the education is there. Go through the program and if you are thinking of the Associates program, let me help you. Go through the program! There is not anyone out there doing Dorothy Mongan’s neuromuscular work or Deb Todd’s deep tissue. I still hear Paul Witt in my head explaining the home position and the importance of movement. Let Jaime Owens guide you to excellence. If you get a chance to work with Dorothy, do it! She will take you to higher levels of massage that you have only dreamed about. The massage industry NEEDS great therapists who are passionate about healing. Don’t forget that there are therapist out there that have no idea what they are doing then are graduates from the Academy of Natural Therapy. You are set apart! Be proud because this school will enable you to become a part of an elite group of excellent massage therapists. Have fun and enjoy your journey.
~ Kristin Williams, Graduate
…I wanted to share just a bit more about my experience at A.N.T. and what the school truly means to me. Upon graduation I was able to step into a job exactly where I wanted to be, in a chiropractors office. Actually it was also my first interview as well :-) I had so many comments of "WOW I have never had a massage like that before" or “I can officially say I have never had a real massage before today” or even “I have been to a lot of massage therapists but none have ever helped be as much as you have” and “you really know your stuff and I appreciate the fact that you educate me about my body”. On and on I would hear things of this sort and I must give credit where it is due. You have an amazing school, awsome instructors, and a cirriculum that is in my opinion Right ON! I went from a single mom with 4 kids and no job or prospects, to a business owner doing what I love (helping people) and able to take care of my family with a schedule I can work around :-p I can not thank you enough for your support, knowledge, and most of all for helping me to find my giftings and grow them. Thank You!
~ Mindy Scofield
Kelly Chambers helped me finish a lot of class things I needed help with.
~ Misty Landon
I love this place!
~ Jason Taylor
October 31, 2015
I loved going to school there.. it feels warming and feels like family... the amazing teachers there who care and love their students, if u need anything just ask.. i had amazing time and amazing support..
~ Sivianna French
Multiple instructors went above and beyond. Deb and Andy, it didn't matter what was happening, they would help.
~ Vikki Hamme
From Christina P on Yelp October 2016:
I graduated from ANT in June of 2013. I am now living in Montana, and I am working at a Spa located on a resort in a small mountain area near Glacier National Park. I work with some wonderful MTs, but I must say after talking to them (educated here, NM, and NJ) I feel like their respective schools left out a lot. Then after talking to other therapists I've met over the years, I've come to the conclusion that I have just received a massage education on steroids! Maybe not, but I feel like I've learned a considerable amount from ANT that most schools only consider continuing ED. I have recommended students to ANT, and I certainly would again. I think a good education as your foundation sets your career up for success and longevity.
~ Christina P
Testimonial: My year spent with The Academy of Natural Therapy absolutely changed my life. From day one, the staff, teachers, and my fellow classmates were supportive, encouraging, and helped me to truly push and excel to be the best student I could be. The class scheduling was perfect for my lifestyle and allowed me to get the most from this amazing program! It wasn't until after I graduated that I discovered how blessed I was to receive my massage certification from ANT and how incredible and top notch the education truly was. After graduation, I worked alongside some amazing chiropractors. I was able to be apart of their team in helping clients become pain free. After three years of being in practice, I made the leap to open my own business! My one year anniversary is quickly approaching and my schedule and client list are almost too full! How incredible is that after one year? Without my education from ANT, I truly don't believe I would be able to open and operate my own business, be able to interact with clients, achieve almost a 100% percent reschedule rate, and above all, give the amazing gift of massage therapy to change people's lives. It is truly wonderful to have my own practice, be my own boss, set my own schedule, and make my clients happy and feeling good! I owe my successes to The Academy through and through. This school, the education, the facilities, are truly one of a kind. Thank you ANT!
~ Rachel Holmgren
Academy of Natural Therapy Alumni on their favorite part of the program:
The instructors, they had a great knowledge of material, took time to teach it to everyone.
~ Josh Hernandez
The teachers by far! They were all so passionate and willing to help each and every student. I learned so much from all their knowledge.
~ Rachel Holmgren
Instructors and mentor, you know you can always go to them if there are any problems. Especially Kelly and Deb.
~ Vikki Hamme
Other students and teachers. The experience the people gave me was amazing.
~ Crystal Gies
Small classes and everyone was like family.
~ Anjel Garcia
I really liked the hands on experience that I received. It was a great that we were able to work in the clinic with clients during my time in school.
~ April Hoyland
I want to thank everyone at the school for all the great help that I received as a student.
~ Luz Sanchez
This is THE place if you are passionate about being a facilitative healer. I cannot reiterate the quality of my education here or the incredible staff who never ceased to make my success their priority. I graduated with a lot more than a diploma. I gained a family of supportive professionals and colleagues who remain eagerly available to assist me if I ever need them as I've been growing into my new profession.
Smaller classes make for great learning. No fluff like tech schools -and the program demands many more hours than the minimum required. Each instructor tailors every class as needed and extends incredible flexibility because they believe in what they teach and want you to succeed. Students who expect excessive rigidity and impersonal involvement of classmates and staff need not apply. This school has purpose and extends every opportunity possible to any student willing to accept it through the learning process. I felt more confident in the independence I attained by earning my certification here because of the quality education and exponential experience in the field I received.
Furthermore, they offer an Associates Program beyond certification. That is rare in this field and sets this school apart in addition to the many accreditations they have earned and maintain, which is less than 20% of US schools offering Massage Therapy programs currently.
Dear Mr. and Ms. Mongan,
I am currently participating in boxing lessons 4-5 times a week and hope to compete in state competitions come March. I actively walk around town and have not used my car in over 3 months. I have reduced the amounts of processed foods, meats and other animal based foods I consume while increasing the amounts of plant based foods I consume. I regularly practice self-massage, meditation and many of the other relaxation techniques I learned at the Academy. I have also attempted to reduce my environmental impact by using less energy, less water, etc. I am learning so much and I would love to be able to share it all with you but unfortunately that would take too much time. I want to thank the both you as well as the Academy as a whole for marking the start of this amazing lifelong adventure. I can not begin to describe the life lessons I have learned and what I walked away with, all because I attended the Academy. Thank you once more and forever.
~ Devone Reyes
The Academy was a school worth going to. I couldnt have asked for better teachers and the owners of the school are a wonderful family.
~ Samantha Van Nest
I love ANT: the staff , students and TEACHERS . My personal experience has been life changing. Slower pace, taking better. Care of me, so I can take better care of others. Thanks ANT
~ Renee Marks 09/01/2015
The Academy of Natural Therapy is a wonderful place filled with all of the best massage therapists this country has yet to feel. The teachers are all amazing and really work with you, everyone is nice and friendly, it's really a place for natural healers. I would recommend going if you've ever had the intention of learning about massage, even if you have not thought about it before, think about it now! Classes are quick with a lot of information, but if you have the time to put in towards making it to school and honestly trying for this you'd be a lot happier with what you'll learn. One of my favorite classes was Herbology, and I of course enjoyed working in all of the hands on classes. The teachers and staff really made the school worth going to, I'd really recommend going just to meet them. :
~ Mathew Quick 09/01/2015
This school changed my life!!! Such amazing teachers and the education is an incredible foundation to create the ideal career! I have owned my own business for over 2 years, I am booked out 9 months, just added 2 new massage therapists, and truly credit my success to this school!! If you're considering any other schools, DON'T!!! The academy of natural therapy is the ONLY place to go!!
~ Rachel H
This year my New Year’s reflection brought me to thoughts of my class at the Academy of Natural Therapy. The students and staff made every day a good one. I enjoyed the experience immensely. I hope the future brings great things for you both personally and professionally! I always speak highly of ANT and my time with you all. Best Wishes
~ Retired Instructor