Free Massage Schooling for Veterans

News Note

By Darren Buford

Originally published in Massage & Bodywork magazine, October/November 2005.

North Eastern Institute of Whole Health — School of Massage Therapy, in Manchester, N.H., is offering a new 13-month certification program for American soldiers returning home from Iraq. Called Operation Healing Hands, the program is a full-tuition scholarship available to all military personnel. For soldiers who cannot attend this free program and perform massage due to disabilities incurred during combat, the school is offering free tuition to the spouses of soldiers, as well as any spouses of fallen soldiers. The mission of Operation Healing Hands is to help alleviate the financial burden of education for the troops and their families. Normal tuition for the program is $8,000. For more information, visit /NEIWH/home.htm.