McKinnon BTC






Now Accepting International Students


Since 1973, McKinnon BTC has been offering the highest quality in massage training to the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Our certificate programs offer great depth and diversity for the professional massage therapist, are ideal for continuing education, and can be chosen to reflect your interests.

Beginning January 1st, 2014, McKinnon BTC will be adding the Acupressure Institute's legacy to its offerings. Since 1976, the AI has been a leader in the field of Asian Systems bodywork training. This will be seen in numerous offerings in Asian Systems coursework including options for specialization in areas such as Tui Na, Women's Health, Integrated Bodywork, Advanced Acupressure Applications & Theory. Courses can be located on the Continuing education page and will be updated regularly throughout this transition period. Please call to speak with a counselor for specific questions, or to get set up in a specialization program.

Classes can be taken on a weekday, weekend, evening, or intensive basis and most classes can be taken in any order. Earn your CAMTC certification through the route that meets your interests. With over 2000 hours of massage courses available, you can choose a path that is right for you to become a Certified Massage Practitioner or Certified Massage Therapist. Our programs are the most affordable around and we offer several financing and payment options.

We take pride in creating a learning atmosphere grounded in technical competence that fosters intuition, creativity, and individuality. Over 25 highly skilled and experienced practitioners make up our teaching team.

Our mission remains to create a positive climate for massage therapy so that safe, competent, and caring touch can enrich people's lives at each stage of life's journey. Through state of the art training programs, we offer relevant, inspiring education, setting the stage for a successful and rewarding practice. McKinnon BTC is a resource for the community and the massage field, offering assistance and information to massage practitioners, employers and the public.