Who is Healing Hands Wellness Institute?

Healing Hands Wellness Institute is an internationally renowned academy, specializing in a vast range of complementary therapy courses. Previously known as Healing Hands International, we have decided to change our name to Healing Hands Wellness Institute, because we offer so much more than just courses. Our intense training is designed to transform students into experts. We are devoted to providing personal growth with integrity and a commitment to excellence. It is our privilege to present programs on an international standard, where every member of our team shares a common commitment to provide outstanding education. The pressure is on us to provide the community with top-notch therapists with solid reputations, quality education and a firm understanding of the therapist/client relationship. We at the Institute gladly rise to that challenge!

How are programs delivered?

Healing Hands Wellness Institute uses an open learning model. In terms of this model each learning program can be completed at your own pace within a 2 year period. Should the program contain practical contact hours, these should be completed at the college on the dates as prescribed by the college. These sessions are presented concurrently on scheduled dates for a predetermined number of sessions. There are various starting dates for these sessions and a student can opt to start these sessions whenever they are ready within the 2 year period. Schedules for the different starting dates and times for the different programs are available from the college and will be included in your learner pack. If contact hours are required for a specific program, you will need to attend these classes consecutively for at least one run, but students are allowed one refresher class free of charge, based on availability on that specific class

Types of programs offered:

Provider Program
These are Healing Hands programs that enhance your skills and improve your career opportunities. Provider Programs are not linked to the NQF, but they are in high demand and carry the approval of the Healing Hands Institute Board.


True wisdom begins within; true knowledge makes us whole…

Our Vision

OUR VISION is to lead and educate students to be qualified as Natural Therapists co-creating holism and caring for every living thing. We envisage a System in which Natural Therapists work in a complementary role with Medical and Allied Health Professionals to provide South Africa with a holistic and educational approach to its wellness and well-being which is focused on disease and illness prevention.

Our Mission
  • to educate individuals to be qualified in Natural Therapies;
  • to establish a network of exceptional therapists working together in a supportive role;
  • to develop ongoing training whereby our students can continually better themselves;
  • to develop research-based teaching and learning in Natural Therapies;
  • to support our students in an ongoing manner with regards to their future;
  • to provide educational systems that foster excellence in academic standards in accordance with international best practices, and a values oriented approach to education;
  • to graduate individuals with a high level of professionalism that allows them to work in Natural Therapies as sole practitioners, educators, partners in holistic medicine, and the natural health products sectors;
  • to establish links with leading Natural Therapies educational institutes world-wide;
  • Why Study at Healing Hands International Massage Academy?

    Healing Hands Wellness Institute is proud to be the college in South Africa with the biggest range of courses in complementary therapies. These can be taken practically part time or via correspondence. We also offer short courses and Specialized Courses.

    Our classes are fun with the emphasis on quality. You will be equipped to enter the wellness industry with confidence and practice successfully in South Africa or Internationally.

    High quality education

    Healing Hands Wellness Institute provides quality education and skills that are high in demand in the industry.

    Monthly payments

    You can now pay off your course fee with easy monthly instalments from 0% interest! (t&c apply)

    Value for money

    Each course is designed to give you the maximum knowledge at the best prices compared to any similar course from any registered institution.

    Lifelong support

    When you study with us, you will get free lifelong associate membership to the Institute and we will give you lifelong support.

    Flexible study at your own pace.

    We subscribe to open learning and this means that you will have 2 years to complete any of our courses.

    We have been doing it for 17 years.

    You will gain access to the vast knowledge we have acquired in 17 years in this industry. This ensures that you will qualify with superior knowledge.

    AWARDS - Les Nouvelles award for training done in the spa industry.

    At the academy we encourage personal growth, balance and sensitivity that qualify each student to work successfully as a professional therapist. We provide open learning programs that ensure the flexibility and professionalism required for you to achieve your dreams. We have a continuous, qualified staff of lecturers whose intelligence, enthusiasm, and creativity inspire an open and free atmosphere for learning.