About Us

Candi Williamson came to Chico in 2003 to attend massage school. She returned to her hometown of Crescent City to practice massage and hone her skills, culminating in being named Best Massage Therapist in 2006. She relocated to Chico and continued her private practice, Massage by Candi. Her passion for education led her to study numerous massage modalities, including myofascial, craniosacral, Thai massage, accupressure, sports massage, and ashiatsu. She has been named Best Massage Therapist in Chico each year since 2017. Her vision for offering a true holistic wellness center led her to open Creating a Sustainable You.

There were no massage schools in Chico in 2019, so Candi decided to launch Chico Massage School. She put out the word that she was looking for an experienced instructor to teach science classes like anatomy and kinesiology, and Aaron Fetty reached out to her. He had taught anatomy & physiology at two schools in Nevada, and had been tutoring those subjects since moving to California in 2013. Aaron helped Candi develop the school curriculum, and we opened our doors to our first cohort of students in January 2020.

Since then, we continue to graduate classes of new massage therapists. Our graduates are working successfully in a variety of settings, with many launching their own massage businesses. We couldn’t be more proud. 


Chico Massage School

Our Story

Who We Are

We are a group of dedicated, passionate healers who want to pass along the knowledge and wisdom of this ancient healing practice.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to teach our students to create a stress-free healing environment for all individuals.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide education to create confident and competent massage therapists.

Our Goal

Our goal is to prepare students to be capable of working safely and effectively in a variety of professional settings as massage therapists upon graduation from our program.

Our focus is on therapist self-care for career longevity. We focus daily on:


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