Healing Arts Institute, founded in 2019 by Paul and Amy Berger with the intent to help their clients live healthier lives naturally, through the power of massage, nutrition, and exercise.  They also made it their mission to teach individuals the art of massage in an environment that is learning centered, growth focused and holistically minded. 


Our Team

Paul Berger

Paul has taken countless seminars and continuing educational trainings over three decades. He offers therapeutic, deep tissue, sports and relaxing Swedish massage. He is trained in NeuroMuscular ReEducation by Dr. James Levy, Graston Technique, Kinesio taping and cupping as well. Paul holds a B.S. in Holistic Nutrition and communication. 

In 2019, Paul fulfilled his final goal with regards to his career and open the Healing Arts Institute Massage School and Clinic. He is the program director and teaches anatomy, physiology, pathology, the art of massage application as well as structure, foundation and body mechanics. “I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching future massage therapy students the power of touch”.

Paul graduated from The Healing Arts Institute in Roseville Ca., in 1991. He studied under Dr. James Malley. Initially Paul thought massage would be a steppingstone into another career path, not thinking 31 years later, he would have made it his profession. Paul has worked in many different, including physical therapy clinics, chiropractic offices, wellness centers, and spas, as well as owing his own practice. “I have always enjoyed helping clients work out the kinks and iron out those tough issues in the tissues, that only seem to be helped by skilled therapy and human touch”.

Amy Berger

Amy has been in the health and fitness industry for the past 28 years. She has worked in various positions in fitness centers, chiropractic offices and wellness clinics. She has made it her life’s mission to help people live healthier lives naturally. 

Amy holds multiple certifications including, yoga, personal training, nutrition consultant and massage therapy. She has advanced training as a functional medicine consultant and used to travel the state educating doctors on nutritional protocols to implement with their patients.  

In 2019, Amy and her husband Paul opened the Healing Arts Institute, where Amy is the Admissions Director and part of the faculty for the massage therapy program.  

Amy continues to work with clients individually, offering massage, aromatherapy, fitness and nutrition coaching, as well as offering group sessions for fitness training and the 7 Systems Plan.  

Christopher Johnson

I went from never having a professional massage to being a full time licensed therapist in short order, and was one of the best moves I ever made. I am proud to be part of an industry that does genuine, and actual good for everybody and anybody. Touch is powerful, and is crucial for a body to stay healthy in both physical and energetical arenas.

I enrolled and graduated from the Healing Arts Academy in Billings, and was then offered a position to work with my former teachers, who have over 30 years combined experience in the massage and nutrition industry. I not only got to learn from the best, but the chance to work alongside Paul and Amy. I was certified in 2022, and fully licensed in January 2023.

Helping other people feel better is the main goal and the most enjoyable aspect.

Shana Akins, LMT

Biography coming soon!

Bralter Stewart, LMT, SFC, CES

Biography coming soon!

Our Values

Our values of integrity and creativity permeate all aspects of our work. We take inclusivity and diversity seriously. Our practitioners are all committed to working holistically and without discrimination, not excluding any groups of people.

Our Courses

Our massage training courses at the Massage School are geared towards training our students to have the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to become successful professionals. We offer a flexible program and our teachers are the best in the industry. 


To create an environment where all feel welcome.  Whether you are here to learn the art of massage, receive a massage or change your habits, you are encouraged with grace, love, and compassion.


The human body is amazing.  Given the right nutrition, movement, and self-care, it can do amazing things.  We look at each client and student as a remarkable individual with unlimited potential and do our best to help them tap into that potential.