We applaud you for taking the first steps in becoming a Professional Licensed Massage Therapist

Five Elements Integrative Therapy Academy Offers An Education In Clinical Massage Therapy, Merging Modern And Ancient Healing Arts.

We are a Proprietary School licensed by the State of Michigan.

Behind the name...

The harmonious balance of the FIVE ELEMENTS are the key components of a healthy life.  In Chinese philosophy the Five Elements of Fire, Earth, Metal, Wood and Water are the five basic aspects of Qi, or life energy.  


Our program offers
The 5 Elements:

FIRE:  Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Movement, Exercise, Heat Therapy

EARTH:  Hot Stones, Mud and Salt Treatments

METAL:  Sound Therapy with Singing Bowls, Use of Crystals (Crystals are considered metal in the Five Element Theory) 

WATER:  Aquatic Therapy, Craniosacral Fluid (CSF) Therapies such as Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

WOOD:  Treatments using essential oils made from trees, bark, roots and flowers

Although Five Elements Integrative Therapy is predominantly a Western-based myomassology program, the integration of the Chinese Five Element theory is studied for the purpose of understanding personality traits, assessing a client’s needs and healing trauma.  During the Shiatsu and Aquatic Therapy courses in our curriculum, the knowledge is beneficial. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Five Elements Integrative Therapy Academy is to enrich the quality of life through the healing power of touch and awareness. We foster individuals from student to professional; instilling confident, ethical, efficient and professional habits while empowering the uniqueness and creativity of trainees in a safe, compassionate environment.

Our Values


 Five Elements Academy encourages empowerment within its students to truly believe that they are conduits of healing and that their talents are loved and appreciated by clients, peers, our community, and our world.



We invite students to join us in open communication and therapeutic touch, based awareness, compassion, honesty and trust.


We value integrity as an essential part of practicing healing arts. This includes the ability to practice accountability for actions, words, presentation and a clear sense of ethical boundaries.


Mindfulness is self-awareness by exploring the attributes of our human experience. By embracing our vulnerabilities and strengths we encourage personal-growth and expand into a fuller range of being alive.


Respect for all is the Five Elements Academy cornerstone value. We are committed to compassionate communication and touch with empathy and acceptance.


Accountability is the ability to self-reflect on the effects of one's actions within the community. We want people who willingly commit to do the right thing and to take responsibility for it.

Five Elements Integrative Therapy Academy Goals: 

  • To provide students with safe and supervised learning experiences  which promote the health and well-being of themselves and their clients. 
  • To provide a thorough working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, and the theory and practice of therapeutic massage modalities.
  • To prepare students to become qualified and confident massage therapists.
  • To help students develop professional work habits.
  • To provide guidance for students in career choices and job placement. 
  • To provide an uplifting atmosphere abundant in love and laughter.

Would you like time to discover your purpose?

An education with us opens doors and opportunities to move forward and start your own professional massage therapy career. 

Connect With Us

Transform your body, mind, and life today.


GrandBridge Business Centre
902 Razorback Dr.
Houghton, MI


(906) 299-9230

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