About Us

The Orion Institute was founded as Healing Arts Institute in 1997 by Jodi Romaker and our first massage therapy class began in October of 1998. Since then, we have experienced two expansions within our facility to accommodate our growing demand.


Students choose from a variety of programs including Massage Therapy, Spa Management and Fitness Training. We also over 20 Continuing Education Courses including an exciting Study Abroad course in Europe.

Massage Services

We offer massage therapy by professionals who are licensed by the Medical Board of Ohio (LMTs). Our students also give massages to the public at a reduced rate after they have been in school for at least six months.

Welcome to Orion Institute
Formerly Known As Healing Arts Institute

Massage Therapy School & Certification Program in Toledo & Perrysburg, OH

Are you ready to continue your education and start a rewarding career in massage therapy, fitness training, or spa management? Then Orion Institute, Formerly Known As Healing Arts Institute in Perrysburg, OH is the right place for you. Our massage therapy programs are designed to help you advance in your professional life. Let Orion Institute put a future in your hands.

Orion Institute continues to offer a variety of training programs and courses. In addition to our massage therapy program, we offer Certifications in online Spa Management and Fitness Training. For those who are already in the healthcare profession or fitness or spa industry, we offer advanced training in continuing education classes, which are offered throughout the year.

Join us for Open House!

Orion Institute is having an open house on March 16, 2016 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Contact Us for more details.

Our massage therapy services include massages by licensed professionals or by our students at a reduced rate. Orion members receive a free student massage each month in addition to many other discounts and benefits, including savings in our Body Therapy Store, which sells products related to health, fitness, and bodywork.

Upon graduating from the massage therapy program, our graduates receive a diploma in massage therapy, qualifying them to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) to become licensed massage therapists. Some of our graduates have received the highest scores in Ohio on past medical board exams.

The education I received at Healing Arts Institute [now Orion Institute] was phenomenal. The content was in depth yet presented in a way that never felt overwhelming. Upon graduating I was fully prepared to go on to become a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner. Within months I opened my own practice and still look to my teachers as mentors in my new business venture

Cora Minich

Therapeutic Massage Solutions, LLC

When I found myself in my mid-fifties and in search of a new career, Healing Arts Institute [now Orion Institute] opened up a whole new world of opportunity for me. With the education and training I received from the wonderful instructors there, in just one year I was able to receive my degree in massage therapy, get licensed by the State Medical Board, and officially become an LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist)! I never dreamed that I would one day own my own business, and be earning good money helping people and doing something I absolutely love.

Debbie Testen, LMT

Healing Arts Institute [now Orion Institute] offers small, intimate class sizes with a very personable approach and exceptional one on one instruction. The administration and instructors demonstrate professionalism, dedication, and passion for the profession of massage therapy and for the growth and development of each student. Healing Arts Institute has provided me with the education and knowledge to start a successful career in massage therapy. Upon graduating Healing Arts Institute [now Orion Institute], I was well prepared for the medical board exams and have received my license to practice massage therapy in the state of Ohio and I have started my own business as an independent massage therapist.

Andrew Deca, LMT