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  Institute  of  Natural  Health  and  Education

    Affordable and accredited clinical massage therapy program.


Mission Statement

The Institute of Natural Health and Education is an institution with a mission to prepare qualified individuals to enter in the field of massage, bodywork and natural health practices. We provide a caring personalized attention to help our students to achieve the highest quality of professional growth and personal development within the principles of holistic approaches to health.


Brief History of the Institute of Natural Health & Education...

The Institute was founded by Antonio Carrico a National Board Certified Massage Therapist and a Doctor in Traditional Naturopathy.

The founder of the school have been practicing and teaching natural health for many years. After years of practice, he decided to share his knowledge and experiences with other individuals by opening the school. Therefore, anyone interested in obtaining knowledge and understanding of the value of natural health practice through a healthier lifestyle that benefits the body and mind.


Administration and Facilities

The Institute of Natural Health and Education is located at 606 East North Street in Bradley Illinois. Office hours are Monday to Friday from  8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The office is closed on holidays.

The Institute has all the equipment necessary for the proper training in massage therapy and bodywork. Classes are small in size, which allows us to offer a more personalized attention to our students. 


Approvals & Associated Membership

The Institute of Natural Health and Education is approved by the “Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.”

Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Institute premises.

The Institute of Natural Health and Education understands that cell phones are an important component on people's life today, such use being done for emergencies or for a casual conversation. However, engaging on a cell phone use inside and during class time can be disruptive to students and to the instructor. Therefore, the use of cell phones inside and during class time is not permitted but an important cell phone call shall be completed outside of the classroom.

The Institute of Natural Health and Education does not currently hold  an accreditation with a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting body.

Accreditation is a voluntary process by which a nongovernmental entity grants a time-limited recognition or credentials to an organization after verifying that predetermined and standardized criteria are met.   

NCBTMB Assigned School

The Institute of Natural Health and Education is listed by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork as an Assigned School. As a assigned school, we provide a massage therapy program reflecting a national standard of excellence. Graduates of our school’s massage therapy program qualify to apply for the Board Certification Examination.

Institute of Natural Health and Education
Proud Member of Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce.
The Institute of Natural Health and Education holds a school membership with American Massage Therapy Association

Founders & Academics Directors

Antonio Carrico, L.M.T., N.D.

Antonio Carrico, the founder and one of the academic directors of INHE practices and supports natural approaches to health.

Currently,  He  works as a Traditional Naturopath Doctor at his family owned clinic and as an instructor of natural health sciences at the Institute of Natural Health and Education. In addition to traditional naturopathy,  he became certified in Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Beijing Mebo Training Center of Chinese Medical Sciences.

 Antonio Carrico has taken muscle therapy into a new level by strengthening his twenty five years of muscle therapy experiences. Finally, Antonio Carrico has being effectively practicing and teaching muscle therapy for years.

Melissa Carrico, L.M.T., COTA/L.

Melissa Carrico received her Associate degree in Occupational Therapy from College of DuPage and her second Associate Degree in Management and Marketing from Kankakee Community College. She continues her educational goal at the American Bodywork Institute of Bradley where she became certified in Massage Therapy and Bodywork. Today, she works at Provena Home Health Care delivering occupational therapy services to patients and at the Carrico Muscle Therapy Center asmassage therapist, and teaches at the Institute of Natural Health and Education. Moreover, she continues to advance her education by pursuing a psychology degree.


At the Institute of Natural Health and Education, all faculties work to assure that students can make their learning experience a pleasant one. However, a student with complaints about any aspect of the school's operation that cannot be resolved through a meeting between the student and the student's adviser may put the complaint in writing to the President. The President will ensure that a response, also in writing, will be forwarded to the student. A student who is still not satisfied with the President's response may file a written complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education at the following addresses:

Private Business and Vocational Schools Division

Illinois Board of Higher Education

1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701

Telephone 217-782-2551