FAQ

Q: Where is the Wellspring School for Healing Arts located?
A: The Wellspring School is based on Portland, Oregon. Our physical address is 2440 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 202.

Q: Where are your classes held?
A: The majority of classes are held at The Wellspring School in Northeast Portland.

Q: Does The Wellspring School offer financial aid?
A: No. As a small proprietary school we do not qualify for federal financial aid. We work with students individually to create payment plans that work for them.

Q: Does the school offer discounts?
Amma and Wholistic Nutrition Program Wellspring School graduates may re-take classes from their respective programs for 50% of the offered current class cost.

Q: Are the cost of books included in the program tuition?
A: No, books are separate and costs vary depending on the purchase source (used/new).

Q: Does the school have a library that checks out books to students?
A: The school has a reference library that students are welcome to visit during school office hours. Books are not available for check out.

Q: Does The Wellspring School accept credits from other institutions?
A: Some students may be eligible based on past academic or professional experience to pass out of having to take certain classes. For any of these classes, copies of transcripts or professional resume/experience would need to be submitted along with the registration forms and reviewed by the school Directors.

Q: What exactly is Amma Bodywork Therapy?
A: Amma Therapy is a classical Asian bodywork style that predates acupuncture. “Amma” is the oldest Chinese word to describe massage. Amma is a specialized form of bodywork therapy that combines deep, therapeutic, circular digital pressure and acupressure point stimulation with Chinese medical principles for accessing and treating imbalances in the energy system. Amma Therapy, like acupuncture, focuses on the balance and movement of Qi (energy) within the body.

Q: What are the licensing requirements for an Asian Bodywork Therapist?
A: In Oregon, Amma (Asian) Bodywork Therapists are subject to the requirements set forth by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy (OBMT). Graduates of The Wellspring School’s Amma Bodywork Therapy are eligible to sit for the licensing exams required by the OBMT. Upon successful completion of this exams, the individual will receive licensing as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Q: What exactly is a Wholistic Nutritionist?
A: One who understands and educates others on foods as a whole, foods sources, one’s relationship to food, what foods best serve individual needs, etc. It is an approach to nutrition that values whole foods over supplementation.

Q: What are the licensing requirements for a Wholistic Nutritionist?
A: State laws vary on the use of nutritionist in titles as well as licensing, so you’d need to check with your individual state. At present in Oregon no specific license is required to practice as a Wholistic Nutritionist and the title Certified Wholistic Nutritionist is accepted.


For additional questions specific to program areas please refer to the programs pages for Wholistic Nutrition and Amma Therapy.



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