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Denver Massage School - The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy is the Premier Massage Therapy Licensure School to attend if your desire is to be a cutting edge bodywork artist and empowered entrepreneur who facilitates holistic healing. Renowned Massage Therapy Educator Jill Berkana provides committed and caring mentorship for every student. The Berkana method embraces the proven tradition of an apprenticeship style approach.

Exquisite environment, a Faculty of devoted experts, small classes of determined students, original curricula, standards of high level professionalism and ethics, and the cultivation of Mindfulness are the essential elements of this proven method. Come tour our LoDo Campus, in the heart of historic downtown Denver to discover if this is the school that resonates with you! Tuition is affordable and easy to manage with the following programs:

  • $1,000 Relocation Subsidy for students who move from out of state to attend the program.
  • $1,000 Early Enrollment Discount for students who enroll 90 days in advance. The next deadline is NOVEMBER 1ST! DON'T DELAY!
  • Special incentives for Parents of kids under 6 years old.
  • We accept the GI Bill!


Graduates of this Denver Massage Therapy School consistently demonstrate professional excellence and are equipped with the tools to build self-sustaining Massage Therapy careers.  This elite education is taught by successful bodywork artists and holistic health care experts who love massage therapy, are committed to excellence, and care deeply about their student's educational journey.

The original and extremely challenging comprehensive program has been refined and updated 30 times over the last 10 years to reflect exactly what a new massage therapist needs to powerfully launch themselves into the professional field of Massage Therapy. Qualified and well educated Massage Therapists are needed more than ever right now! The profession of Massage Therapy is rapidly expanding and being recognized as valid emotional, mental and physical health care.

The 600 - 675 Hour Massage Therapy Certification Program prepares students to successfully pass the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board's Massage Therapy Licensure Exam and acquire their license. All of the hours are completed on site at the Institute with expert instruction and the support of your cohort.  The program is offered as an intensive and accelerated 5 month long “boot camp” in the Spring and Fall each year. Approximately half of the students relocate from out of state to attend.

Berkana Graduates have a 100% success rate on the U.S. National Licensure Exam, and score significantly higher than the National Average. The Program meets legislative requirements in over 40 states. The Institute is approved and regulated by the Colorado State Department of Education's Division of Private Occupational Schools.

The education provided at the Berkana Institute is designed to balance the science of the human body, techniques of ancient and modern bodyworkers, innovative business strategies, within an endless celebration of the human spirit. The program challenges each student to explore expansive personal and professional growth.  Berkana is the perfect cocoon for this life enhancing transformation. This Institute is the exception to the rule, and is perfect for a minority of highly ambitious massage therapy students who are ready to become heart centered leaders of this rapidly evolving profession.

Jill Kristin Berkana LMT, BCTMB is the Founder and the Director of the Institute. Berkana is committed to maintaining the tradition of massage therapy as an art form, while staying on the cutting edge of progress. Berkana strives to be a champion of the progressive evolution of massage therapy education, and serves as a Board Director for the U.S. National Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). She currently mentors over 300 Massage Therapsits. 

“The program is extremely challenging. We all work together as a team to explore the next level of excellence in massage therapy and bodywork, and personal and professional self development. We push the bar higher with each class. If you want to touch people for a living, and you want to learn how to do that in only 5 months, there is a lot to learn and prove. We also have fun! It's a living project in that we don't really know the true potential of this amazing holistic health care. Now is the best time EVER to become a serious massage therapy professional. "   ~Jill Berkana



Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy
2048 Larimer Street Suite 200
Denver, CO 80205