If you’re looking for affordable massage therapy in Erie, PA, why not try the student clinic at Great Lakes. You get an affordable massage and it also gives our students the opportunity to practice their massage skills near the end of their education. Our students typically go on to work in area spas and massage clinics, which means if you’ve recently visited a spa or chiropractor you may have received therapy from one of our graduates.

If interested in learning more about our 9-month Massage Therapist program, click here.

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Hours And Cost

Student therapist hours change often due to the number of students currently enrolled in the program and where they are in their education. Below are our current hours, but are subject to change.

Student Therapist hours
Monday – Thursday – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost – $25 for a 50-minute massage

Call 814.864.6666 Ext. 230 to schedule an appointment

*Certificates can be used for a massage given by a student, or they can be applied towards a massage from a licensed massage therapist at $35 per 50-minute session.

Upcoming Event: The Polarity Connection

Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m. to Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

This is an experiential introduction to the role of Polarity Therapy in clinical massage practice. Massage therapists will learn how to develop a more wholistic perspective, increase therapeutic effectiveness with less effort, and offer a uniquely powerful, hands-on session to clients. We will also discuss the history of energy medicine as it pertains to modern bodywork. Non-professionals can learn skills to keep themselves and their families healthy, and pain free.

For two days, you will stay present and work from the heart as you learn polarity techniques which blend easily into massage or physical therapy practice. The focus of this class is learning and practicing an integrative polarity bodywork session.

Core benefits

Learn to apply basic principles of energy medicine in a one-hour bodywork session.

Why Take This Two-day Class?

By participating in this class, you will be able to :

  • Demonstrate working from the heart and staying connected with your client
  • Discuss the fundamental techniques of energetic touch therapy
  • Demonstrate one or more energy exercises (polarity yoga)
  • Discuss the theory and basic concepts of Polarity Therapy
  • List the Ayurvedic five elements
  • Discuss the initial interview and energetic assessment
  • Perform an Integrative Polarity Bodywork session with guidance and supervision


$300 early registration (includes manual) – This may vary with location – Semi-Private Mastery Class – $400

Continuing Education: 16 Contact Hours

“The Polarity Connection” is approved for the following:

Florida Massage Therapists – (CE Broker Tracking # 20-591509)

NCBTMB – nationally certified bodyworkers and LMT’s in states that accept NCBTMB approval

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To register, visit polarityhealthcare.com or call (330) 701-8780

Upcoming Event: Warm Lava Shell Treatment

Friday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This Warm Lava Shell class will teach you how to use these hand crafted shells to help relieve your clients tension and knots, all without the hassle of electric and a lot to clean up. It will also increase the amount of contact time you will have with your client during a spa treatment that includes heat. This class will give you the benefits, contraindications, and techniques to safely use Warm Lava Shells on your clients. You will learn about the different types of shells that can be used and how to clean, sanitize and store your shell. This class will give you the chance to work with the Warm Lava Shells and to learn a protocol for a full body or spot Lava Shell Treatment. Warm Lava Shells are a wonderful treatment that not only benefits clients but is also a great tool to have as a therapist.

*For this class the student will need to bring a massage table, face cradle, a set of sheets, bolster, oil and two hand towels.

​8 CE, NCBTMB approved

$230 per person: This includes two lava shells and four activation packs ($37 value)

*Live Zoom classes will have an additional charge for shipping product

To register, click here. For more information, go to enlightencontinuingeducation.com

Upcoming Event: Kinesiology Taping – The Cardinal Rules

Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

​Kinesiology Taping: The Cardinal Rules will explain what Kinesiology taping is and who came up with it. You will also learn why you would tape your clients, the benefits and contraindication of K-Taping. Who should receive this treatment and when to apply the tape, also how to explain to your client why they cannot not receive this service. You will learn the basic and most important rules of taping, including different types of tape, how to cut the tape, how to apply the kinesiology tape to your clients and how to market this service to your current client and new clientele.

* For this class students will need a set of sheets. Please wear comfortable clothing. This is an interactive class and you will be using the kinesiology tape to work on each other. Tape will be provided for the students to use during class.

8 CE, NCBTMB Approved

$249 per person

(Tape will be provided for the students to use during class.)

To register, click here. For more information, go to enlightencontinuingeducation.com

Types of Massage Offered

  • Relaxation Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage