Massage Doula Aromatherapy Hypnotherapy Career Training

  • certificate courses Start Your Practice & Love Your Work!

    Enroll now to gain:
    • A solid foundation
    • Well–rounded training
    • Tools & tips to expand your clientele
  • community TLC Community

    TLC provides a supportive environment and valuable resources for those dedicated to living fully.
  • meditation Personal & Professional Enrichment

    TLC offers enrichment classes to complement your professional training, or simply to enjoy for personal growth.
  • self care training Self Care & Healthy Boundaries

    Boundaries and self care are woven into class curriculums.
  • Santa Cruz California Santa Cruz, California
    Live & learn near the beach!

    TLC’s campus is less than a mile from the beach, and within walking distance to natural foods. Serving as a massage school for San Francisco, San Jose, and Bay Area residents.
  • world class instruction Classroom Instruction

    Instruction includes effective massage moves, while maintaining your own health as a practitioner, using proper biomechanics.
  • massage training Certificate Courses

    • Massage Therapy
    • Aromatherapy
    • Birthwise™ Doula
    • InnerResources™ Hypnotherapy
Class Schedule Training Programs Enrollment & Registration

Craniosacral Therapy
Free Clinic for Infants

Twin Lakes College is proud to sponsor this free clinic. Download the flyer.

California Massage School

Plus, Doula, Hypnotherapy, & Aromatherapy

Since 1982 Twin Lakes College, a private, nonprofit, state–approved vocational massage school, has provided high standards of excellence and leadership in the development of a world–renowned holistic community in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, near Monterey, San Jose, Gilroy, and Hollister.

Twin Lakes College has trained thousands of adults of all ages, interests, and backgrounds to become successful and productive massage professionals in their communities. TLC’s massage school offers massage classes in Western (Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral Therapy, etc.) and Eastern (Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Acupressure, etc.) modalities, plus Hypnotherapy, Essential Oils, Ayurvedic Massage, and Doula trainings, as well as continuing education and personal growth opportunities.

Client Centered Approach™

Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts is a massage school that has developed a unique and distinguished “client–centered approach to complementary therapy.” Our Client–Centered Approach™ and its principles are woven into all of our massage classes and programs: Client–Centered Massage Therapy™, Inner Resources™ Hypnotherapy training, Gathering of the Senses™ Essential Oils Therapy aromatherapy courses, and BirthWise™ Doula training. “Other local and international professional schools trace their roots and inspiration to Twin Lakes College.”


Our faculty, composed of many gifted instructors, brings the tools of a new vocation to students who then accomplish more than their original goals. Students are well prepared for the complex issues facing professional health care providers in the emerging fields of complementary medicines. Students enjoy being in a classroom with talented instructors, helpful assistants, other students from diverse backgrounds.

Community Outreach

Our community massage outreach programs for seniors, athletes, nurses, and high school students demonstrate the benefits of healthy touch for the enrichment of our community.

Santa Cruz & Twin Lakes College

TLC’s Seabright location is a fully equipped facility with:

  • Three classrooms
  • Conference and class make–up rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Reception area where you can stock up on supplies (massage cream, essential oils, eye pillows, etc.)

We keep our healing arts and massage classes small (usually a maximum of 14 students) to help facilitate more attention for each student’s education.

TLC is a bay area massage school that is a short mile from the beach in Santa Cruz, and within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, yoga and pilates studios. We have students come to our massage school from Monterey, San Francisco, San Jose, and the Bay Area, which are also close enough to enjoy when you’re not in class! Learn more about Santa Cruz and resources for housing, exploring, and more.

There is a strong network of support in the community. Our popular massage school bulletin board often provides students with housing information, student support groups, job openings, used massage tables and equipment for sale, volunteers available for massage and hypnotherapy practice sessions, and on–going community information.

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9am – 2pm

831.476.2152     |     Email us

1525 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Schedule of Classes
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  • Early Bird Discounts
  • Course Requirements for Beginning and Advanced Certification
  • Tuition & Fees
  • Massage–a–Thon Dates
  • Treasure Chest (Free Classes)
  • Sneak Peak into Next Quarter’s Classes
  • Special Announcements