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Massage Center &
Day Spa

1260 Jackson St.
Columbus, Indiana

Phone 812-376-9194
Fax 812-376-0486


Providing Professional Services for your Health & Well-Being 

And in our

 You will find such    items as...

Hair & Body Products
Meditation & Relaxation  CDs
Massage Related Books and Charts
Bath Therapy Products
Candles and Incense
Massage Oils and Lotions
Earthlite Massage Equipment
Unique Greeting Cards
Gemstone Pendant and Bracelets

We use and sell:

Redkin, Aquage, Nioxin, Abba, O.P.I., American Crew for men,
Bioelements, and our own Private Label Body Products


AFH School of Massage

The massage profession has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 5-10 years. Many venues, including spas, health clubs, chiropractors, and massage centers have greatly increased the number of massage therapists in their operations. Medical professionals are beginning to recognize the multitude of body conditions that massage can address. Massage is being used to help people get out of pain.

In order to have an adequate knowledge of technique, the body and its systems, and the professional issues of massage, the practitioner must have a solid educational base. Alternatives for Health houses a state accredited massage school offering 500 hours of hands-on instruction. Our program is divided into two segments.

The first 250-hour session, which we refer to as the “Basic” Course, involves two hundred hours in the classroom. You will learn technique, body mechanics, anatomy & physiology, ethics and business practices. In this segment the student will receive a solid basis in relaxation massage and learn some pain relief techniques. You then go directly into the 250-hour program.

The “Advanced” segment consists of 250 hours in the classroom. This session focuses more in depth on anatomy, how the muscular system works and several specific pain relief modalities. This program includes both traditionally focused techniques as well as a number of “energy” based techniques.

The school is designed for the student who cannot quit their day job to go back to school. Classes are held on Friday nights 6:00pm-10:00pm and Saturdays 9:00am-5:00pm on alternating weekends. Classes are limited to 16 people with two instructors. The small class setting provides a very personal experience.

For a catalogue with full details, including the names of all the classes included in the program, give us a call at 812-376-9194. We will be happy to put one in the mail for you or answer any questions you might have.