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Thank you for submitting your request for information. We are very pleased to know that you are taking the first step toward a rewarding new career.

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We look forward to welcoming you to our school's community.

Our Commitment to your Future Success makes a Difference!

We have decades of study, professional experience and academic innovation invested in providing the courses you need to succeed. We take an avid interest in your progress, create an environment that forges life-long relationships and strive to provide an experience that includes academic greatness, personal insights and fun.

It is our responsibility to see that you master the skills you need in your chosen specialization.

Then we go one step further, teaching you how to build and maintain a thriving professional practice.

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Why is ICoHS Right for You

  • Nationally Accredited
  • Industry Recognized
  • Massage Programs Leading to Successful Careers
  • Affordable Tuition Financing Options
  • Relevant and Hands-on Instruction
  • Highly Qualified Faculty
  • Holistic-centered Learning Environment
  • Personalized Attention and Support
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Nonprofit Educational Institution

Financial Assistance Programs & Scholarships

Our Financial Assistance programs can help you start your education today and provide you with options for financing your future.
Our funding options include; GI Bill/Veteran’s Assistance Grants, Low to No Interest Payment Plans, Ambassador Program Scholarships and and Workforce Investment Opportunity Act Grants.

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Career Readiness and Job Placement Assistance

At ICoHS our commitment to your future success makes a difference! It is our responsibility to see that students master the skills needed in their chosen specialization. Then we go one step further, teaching graduates how to build and maintain a thriving professional practice. Since 1984, thousands of our graduates have gone on to work in rewarding careers in their chosen fields.

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Our Programs

All of the programs offered at ICoHS International College are designed to prepare students for career paths that are challenging and rewarding, critical and in-demand.

Professional Massage Therapist

The Objective of the Professional Massage Therapist program is to offer...

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Holistic Health Practitioner

The Holistic Health Practitioner Course is a 1000-hour program designed...

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Continuing Education

Students or seasoned professionals, looking to enhance their knowledge ...

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Computer Network Technician

We are excited to offer a computer technology program that teaches students

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ICOHS Mind Body Soul Center

Clients may receive combinations of any of the following massage therapies: Relaxation/Parasympathetic, Circulatory, Deep Tissue, Sports, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral, Pregnancy, Lymph Drainage, Structural Integration and more…

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Meet our Faculty

Dr. John Economos, PhD, H.H.P, G.C.F.T

ICOHS Instructor

John has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan with specializations in Scientific Methodology and Classical Languages and Literature. He was a member of the Graduate Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle for 15 years, and has taught Comparative Religions at the University of New Hampshire, San Diego State University, and is presently Core Adjunct Professor in the Sociology and Health Sciences Department at National University as well as Adjunct in the Business School at the University of Redlands. He is a Certified Feldenkrais Teacher, a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators, certified in Traditional Medical Massage of Thailand, has studied Tui Na and Chi Gung in Beijing, China and served many years on the staff of the Gero-Psychiatric Ward of Mission Bay Hospital. He has taught Tai Chi and Stress Reduction techniques around the country for many years as well as in the Scripps Medical System. He also taught at the former IPSB and maintains a private practice in Somatic Education, licensed as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) in the City of San Diego, CA. He teaches: Advanced Circulatory Massage, Passive Joint Movement, Kinesiology, Client Assessment, Movement Therapy, Thai Massage, Deep Tissue massage, Passive Joint/Deep Tissue Blends.

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Hugo Anguiano, HHP

ICOHS Instructor

At 28 Hugo was totally physically disabled with Fibromyalgia. He found himself facing a life of pain, medications, disability and a condition that, according to his doctors, would only worsen. After learning Zen-Touch™ at the School of Healing Arts, he found that the more bodywork he was giving, or receiving, the better he felt. Hugo offers a creative approach to cultivating life force through bodywork by integrating profound Eastern principles of balance with a sense of humor.

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Vanessa Castro

ICOHS Instructor

After obtaining her Massage Therapy certification in 2004, Vanessa was left with a desire to learn more holistic therapies. She had always had an interest in nutrition but it was in an Eastern Nutrition class taken for fun that she really opened up to understanding the healing properties of food and plants. It also intrigued her to learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine. The idea that everything is connected, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually resonated with her. This led Vanessa to receive her Associates Degree in Holistic Health, a certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner, with specializations in Tui Na and Asian Healing Arts, and a certification in Holistic Nutritional Health Coaching, earning her membership to The American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Currently, Vanessa practices Massage Therapy in both the clinical and spa settings. In recent years she has found a new passion as an instructor, she feels that this isn’t work because “when you do what you love, you never work a day in your life!” Vanessa is always looking to further her education, whether that be learning ways to grow in her massage practice or improving her overall health and wellness.

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Renee Johnson, HHP

ICOHS Instructor

Renee comes from a background in emergency nursing which has deepened her belief in the need for holistic and alternative approaches to health. She trained for massage at IPSB-The International Professional School of Bodywork and graduated in 2016. She then continued her studies at ICoHS and graduated in 2017, and never left. Se teaches Fundamentals of Holistic Health, Massage & Anatomy, and Lomi Lomi. She has her own private practice specializing in Lomi Lomi which is her passion. She is thrilled to teach at ICoHS and share her love and knowledge of bodywork.

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Linda Ealy, HHP, CMT

ICOHS Instructor

Linda studied and received her Holistic Health Practitioner diploma from Mueller College
She has been an Instructor, since 2006 and specializes in Prenatal , Geriatric Massage practice since 2004.

My goal is to offer students an opportunity to experience real life situations, in massage clinic, to build confidence and practice combining skills learned.  I always want to encourage students to explore modalities to expand their practice. 

Linda teaches in our Massage Practicum, Special Populations classes.

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Shari Grayson, CMT, HHP, MBA

ICOHS Instructor

Shari has been practicing Massage since 1991. She studied Massage and Bodywork at IPSB College (The International Professional School of Bodywork) and completed her 1000-hour Holistic Health Practitioner certificate in 1993.  She was on the faculty at IPSB from 1994 until they closed in 2016. In addition to teaching, she has served as Faculty Coordinator, Academic and Faculty Dean, Academic Chair, Program Chair and Program Director for the college. She has also studied CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute, and Pre and Peri-Natal Massage with Carole Osborne of Body Therapy Associates. Shari has a Bachelor's degree from UCLA in Psychology and a Masters of Business degree from the University of San Diego.  
Her current specialties include: Relaxation Massage, Chair Massage, Sports Massage CranioSacral Therapy, Pregnancy & Post-Partum Massage.   She has worked in a variety of environments providing massage and stress-management techniques including: Hotels and Resorts, Medical Health Care, Integrative Health care, Businesses & Corporations, Chiropractors. She has owned and operated her own massage private practice, Healthy Touch, since 1991. Shari also teaches movement and meditation and has her 200 RYT to teach Yoga. She is a member of ABMP (Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals) and is Nationally Board Certified and an approved Provider by NCBTMB. At ICoHS, she serves as our Academic Coordinator overseeing our curriculum and faculty; and teaches Strategies for Success and Chair Massage.

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ICOHS Approvals and Affiliations

At ICoHS we are proud of the accreditation we have earned, the strong alliances we have forged, and the partnerships we have created.

Our Location

Located in San Diego’s famous “Little Italy,” the ICoHS campus is just blocks from the San Diego Bay. With every mode of transportation nearby, ICoHS is easily accessible. From our friendly staff to our beautifully designed space, ICoHS provides students with the resources to succeed.


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