Lima Hana Massage Education Center opened in Billings Montana in 2015 and admitted its first class in January 2016. This project is the culmination of years of gathering knowledge and experience and building a network of friends and professional contacts. The massage profession is growing and changing every year. We would like to build a stronger massage community in the Billings area and throughout Montana. We are offering a 625-hour entry-level certification program to increase the overall number of LMT’s in Montana and northern Wyoming.
The school is the result of many months of hard work by Michelle and Eric. Together they bring many years of massage, business and education excellence to the school and an eagerness to share the knowledge they have with others. They both also firmly believe that they will learn something new from each and every student. If you have stopped learning you have stopped living!
Lima Hana is a certification granting massage school. At the end of the 625-hour program you will be a Certified Massage Therapist. Montana State requires a license to practice massage therapy. Our certification will make you eligible to sit for the MBLEx exam. Once the exam is passed, the test scores and course transcripts will be sent to the Montana Board of Massage Therapists. Please visit the Montana Board of Massage Therapy web site for all necessary licensing information.
Our plans are always evolving and changing. But our goal will remain constant: “Strengthening individuals, families and our community through our working hands.”
Lima Hana is the longest operating school in Billings and the 2nd longest in the state of Montana. In the years since opening the school 10-30 hours a year of continuing education have been attended along with education from the massage research foundation.
Lima Hana is an NCBTMB assigned school approved to offer 625 hours of education and the curriculum is up to FSMTB standards. Eric Hart is also an NCBTMB board certified massage therapist.
The goal is not to produce the most therapists but to offer classes to a small group of 2 to 6 students every session.