Where is the Wellspring School for Healing Arts located?

The Wellspring School is based on Portland, Oregon. Our physical address is 2440 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 202.

Where are your classes held?

The majority of classes are held at The Wellspring School in Northeast Portland.

Do you have parking at your facility?

Located at the intersection of Brazee and MLK Jr. Blvd., there is typically ample street parking available on Brazee. We have extremely limited parking available in the lot we share with the other building tenants, so we ask all of our students and clinic attendees to find street parking whenever possible.

What are your regular hours?

As a small school with a small staff, our hours vary. We are typically open seven days a week at various times. We recommend calling ahead to ensure someone is onsite before coming to visit. (503) 688-1482

Does the school have a library that checks out books to students?

The school has a reference library that students are welcome to visit during school office hours. Books are not available for check out.

Does The Wellspring School offer financial aid?

No. As a small proprietary school we do not qualify for federal financial aid. We work with prospective program students individually to create payment plans that work for them.

Does the school offer discounts?

Graduates of The Wellspring School (WSHA) may re-take any program class for 50% off the list price of the class. WSHA students, alumni and recognized professional group members receive a 10% discount on most classes and workshops with the exception movement classes. Many of our classes also offer an “early bird” discount rate. (Check our classes page for details.)

What exactly is Amma Therapy?

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.

What are the licensing requirements for an Asian Bodywork Therapist?

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 exams, the individual will receive licensing as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

What exactly is a Wholistic Nutritionist?

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.

What are the licensing requirements for a Wholistic Nutritionist?

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.

Is it true that the March 2017 Wholistic Nutrition Program was the last one offered at The Wellspring School?

Yes! Check out the recent blog post for more info on this big news. The Wholistic Nutrition Program has been an important part of our journey in wholistic healthcare education. We are excited about the possibilities for “what’s next?”

Why do you spell wholistic health with a “w” isn’t it just spelled with an “h”?

We recognize that the accepted cultural spelling of“holistic” lacks the “w,” but we are not swayed because we know that that extra letter carries meaning, and that meaning is vital. We like to see the “w”when we’re talking about something associated with the Whole person: body, mind, energy, and spirit. Sometimes “holistic” reminds us of a hole or a hologram; in other words, something missing or unreal. Having the whole word is nostalgic and comfortably familiar. It’s where we came from and where we’re wholeheartedly going." -Abridged from:In Defense of the “W” see blog post here.

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