Massage School in Cayo






The Belize School of Massage/The Vision Exchange welcomes local and international students to our premier destination massage school and comprehensive curriculum program with advanced teachers creating the highest education and integrated massage school in Central America.

Educational Objectives

- To provide students with the education and training necessary to become competent, sensitive ethical massage therapists.

-To provide a safe environment conductive to learning, growth, self-awareness and skills necessary for working in a therapuetic relationship.

- While becoming excellent massage therapists becoming more fully present in their own lives

Our 400 and 700 hour certification programs are easily understood by dividing them into two sections: 

PART ONE 700 Hour

Students will be required to complete their 200 hour on line conjuctive studies before the start date of school with a passing grade.  We recommend allowing no less than a month for online study.  This is included in tuition price and allows us to dive into the hands on core class learning on arrival. The online portion must be paid for along with deposit for part two when student is ready to begin online class.

Text books are required to be purshased from the list provided before the start of class and are not included in tuition price.  

All deposits, applications, forms, and lodging arrangements have been handeled before the start of class.

Airline tickets and lodging are not included in the tuition.  

PART TWO for Both 400 and 700

Students in the 400 hour program will study sweedish, myo fasial and connective tissue therapy

Students in the 700 hour program will study all the listed modalities and studies and be prepared for the United States MBLEx Exam.

PART ONE  400 Hour

Students will take a different online course for this program which is not included in tuition price.  Payment for the online course and deposit for part two when the student is ready to begin the online class.

Students taking our Intuive Healing course only are not required to take the online studies.  This course is specific to energy work and sound healing explained in the course descriptions under intuitive bodywork.  This part of our program is avalible to any interested persons and current massage therapists wishing to deepen their practice.


Taking the full course consecutively is ideal, although we want to support people who may not be able to fit this into thier lives so contact us to discuss speacial schedule possibitlities with certification upon completion which must be completed within the year according to the start date. 


400 hour beginners 8~week Intensive 

700 hour 4 month Intensive 

Medical Intuitive Intensive

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The class will begin with meditation.  Learning how to come to stillness, connect to the breath and arrive in the moment is imperative for becoming a present capable therapist that can hold a safe space for true healing.

Movement is Life!  Students will have at least 30 minutes after meditation for moving meditation.  They will learn yoga and other movement modalities to keep the energy, health and juiciness flowing in their own bodies and creating greater self-awareness!  Yoga also enhances your own body mechanics when giving sessions.  You will learn to come from your core and own body weight ensuring you stay fluid and clear.  This also helps the students educate their clients on how to stay balanced after their sessions according to their areas of focus.

Classes are small and intimate allowing students more security and attention in the learning process.


Modalities of Focus

Hours based on 700 hour program


Orientation  15 hours 

Sweedish       40 hours

This modality focuses primarily on affecting the circulatory systems of the body by using a variety of strokes, which help bring about balance and relaxation for the client. In these beginning weeks, much attention is given to the development of healthful body mechanics, respectful use of draping, and fundamental therapist/client communication. Upon completion of this massage modality, a student can expect to have acquired the skills and sensitivities necessary for subsequent segments.

Connective Tissue and Myo facial release      100 hours

Students will learn very specific techiniques for working with the muscles.  This work is very effective for freeing up areas of chronic holding and congestion resulting in vitality, movement and freedom in body and mind.  Students will also learn the art of body and posture reading and awareness.

This modality addresses the superficial and middle layers of connective tissue (fascia) in the body. It effectively promotes relaxation, vitality, and increased awareness of postural bio-mechanics. Connective Tissue Massage is designed to introduce the student to a fundamental level of sensitivity and effectiveness with regards to working with the fascia of the body.

Connective Tissue Therapy is an advanced method of bodywork that systematically releases patterns of stress and impaired functioning in the body's myofascial system. These concepts of working with the body's fascial webbing was popularized by Ida Rolf, and Rolfing.

"Myo" means muscle, and "fascia" means connective tissue. When providing Connective Tissue massage, we often call this work "myofascial body work". When packaged together in a series of treatments to address the whole body, Connective Tissue Therapy is often referred to as Structural Integration. Doing this work, you must begin to see the body as a myofascial structure balanced within the all-pervasive field of gravity we live in. When any part of your structure is out of balance in gravity, both structural and emotional stress can be the result.

Intuitive Bodywork    80 Hours

This segment includes the following in the 80 hours:

Reiki and Chakras       

This works with balancing the flow of life energy in the human body and chakras.  Students will learn a basic understanding and techniques for working with this life pulse.  Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is, in its simplest translation, universal life energy. It is the life force that exists in all things. The practice of Reiki is the art and science of channeling this universal life energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize the mental and physical body. Stress, worry and emotional upset are held in the mental and emotional bodies, blocking your energy source causing aches, pains, and disease to manifest in the physical body.

Energy work can clear the blockages in your body and allow life's energy force to freely flow, enhancing your own natural healing powers. A client's understanding of these direct relationships between the mental, emotional and physical bodies can greatly enhance the healing process. Reiki practitioners are trained to channel energy to you from the outside environment's energy source. Reiki is an old method of healing which was re-discovered in the 1900's by Dr. Mikao Usui. It was found in ancient writings in Tibet, the keys to healing with touch.

The practitioner transfers the universal life energy by gently placing their hands on specific points of the body. Chakras are centers of our physical body where vital energy flows and intersects. It's through our Chakras that we receive, assimilate, and transmit physical, emotional, and spiritual energy. Each Chakra is a vortex, spinning life-force energy into or out of the body. The word Chakra is from the Sanskrit word meaning, "Wheel of light". Their function is to vitalize the physical body, so it is ideal to have all Chakra centers clear and balanced for optimal well-being.

The physical body is a unit made of many different integral parts, that are designed to be self-correcting. If we are out of alignment, the life force energy cannot flow in and out freely and the physical body may suffer. Each Chakra center has a specific function in the body and a color of the spectrum. The Heart Chakra is in the center. There are three Chakras above and three Chakras below the Heart Chakra. The upper three have to do with intellect and spirituality. The three lower Chakras deal with base human needs and emotions. The Heart Chakra balances the Spirit with the flesh and is the seat of unconditional love and divine grace.


A healing art developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, which works with balancing the flow of life energy in the human body. This work includes an exploration into the element theory and what Dr. Stone referred to as our "wireless anatomy" Students will learn basic theory and techniques for working with the life pulse, as well as the physics that underlie all energy work.

Sound Healing


 Cranial Sacral Therapy             30 hours

This works with the membranes and fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.  Students will learn the skills of deep lisinening through touch and awareness.  

The emphasis in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is to help resolve the trapped forces that underlie and govern patterns of disease and fragmentation in both body and mind. This involves the practitioner "listening through the hands" to the body's subtle rhythms and any patterns of inertia or congestion. Through the development of subtle palpatory skills the practitioner can read the story of the body, identify places where issues are held and then follow the natural priorities for healing as directed by the patient¹s own physiology.

The intention of treatment is to facilitate the expression of the Breath of Life and so enhance the body's own self-healing and self-regulating capabilities. This is done in a non-invasive way as the practitioner subtly and gently encourages the conditions that allow for the reemergence of primary respiratory motion. Furthermore, the practitioner's deep and clear quality of presence can become a reflective mirror for the patient and an invaluable cue for their potential for change.

Kinesiogy,Pathology   60 hours (online)

Kinesiology is the study of muscles. In this class, students will learn the origin, insertion and action of all the major muscles of the body. Within the massage portion of the program, the students' understanding of the musculature will deepen as they learn techniques for working very specifically with these muscles.

Reflexology         12 hours

The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are "reflex" areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body.

Integrative Massage          40 hours

Students will have the oppurtunity to integrate all skills gained. Focusing on the inter connectedness of the cranial sacral systim and the myofascial and energy systems resulting in wholistic full body massage!

Hydrotherapy and Spa      
In this portion of the program, students will learn the theories and have the opportunity to practice hydrotherapy treatments that can easily be integrated into their massage practice. The therapeutic use of water has been dated back to ancient times and is practiced today by health care practitioners in many fields.

Anatomy/Physiology                  60 hours (online) 

Students will learn to name and locate each bone in the body, boney landmarks, joint types and functions.

Students will begin to learn the basic function of each of the human body systems. Subject matter includes basic chemistry, biochemistry, cell structure and functions, tissue structure and function, the integumentary system, bone and skeletal system physiology, muscle physiology, fundamentals of the nervous system and nervous tissue, the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, reflex activity and the autonomic nervous system.

Anatomy and Physiology to be completed online before Program start date

Holistic Studies      

This will include aromatherapy, homeopathy, nutrition, herbs, 


Ethics and Communication       30 hours (online)

Students will learn the ethics of touch and how to communicate with their clients in a compassionate and ethical way.

Meditation and Journal               20 hours

Students will be required to keep a personal journal during the months they are in school. We have found journaling to be an effective tool for self-reflection and gaining greater self-awareness. There will be instruction in journal writing, and students will be required to write a brief summary of what was gained from the experience.

Business                                        10 hours (online)

MBLEx Preparation                       30 hours

Clinic Practicum                           60 hours

During the course students will be required to do supervised practice massages out of class.  Students will also be required to give instructor massage which will serve as feedback and personal tutorial.

Students will be required to keep a personal journal during the course.  Journaling is an amazing tool for self reflection and awareness.  

We will integrate some morning trips to Xunantunich for meditation.  And woven into the course is the knowledge of client and general communication, client assement, homeopathy, aromatherapy and natural remedies.

Students will receive a certificate and celebration when completed!

4~MONTH   700 HOUR COURSE          10,257.00

Janurary 18~May 6 2016

2~MONTH  400 HOUR COURSE                 5,000

Janurary 18~March 6 2016


March 21~April 15 2016

1000.00 Deposit required 30 days before start of program. to secure your space and prepare.  This deposit is 50% non refundable .

Application Fee  50.00

700 hour students

400.00 Books  (Purshased before arrival in BZE)

 Online Course (completed before arrival in BZE)

Online course will need to be purchased before or in conjunction with the deposit via paypal at the bottom of this page

Belize Student Discount

400 hour students

200.00 Books (Purchased before course start date)

Online Course (completed before course start date)

Online course will need to be purchased before or in conjuntion with the deposit

Help with lodging and transportaion available upon request.

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50% non refundable deposit required before the start of all other courses with exception of one week option which is required in full a week before start date.

 Please contact us for date/course info and housing arrangments 

As many students will be joining us from abroad.


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