Mission and History
Health Works Institute exists to enhance the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of individuals and society, by providing experiential learning programs that foster personal and professional development. We actively support high standards of education and practice.
A Note on Our Use of the Word “Spiritual”
When we say “spiritual”, we mean the awareness of and reflection upon the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of the self. Through a broad range of activities including personal exploration, contemplation, spending time in nature, reading of sacred texts and/or participation in faith communities, one can develop an inner life. One can then feel a sense of personal responsibility and make a life-long commitment to positive change and growth. By establishing and nurturing an inner dialogue and process, one can improve personal interactions and enjoy a fulfilling experience of life.
Health Works Institute was established in Bozeman, Montana in February, 2000, as an independent, proprietary, postsecondary school offering a program in massage therapy. A program in esthetics was added in the fall of 2007. Health Works Institute is the trade name under which the corporation Daydream, Inc. operates. The President of Daydream, Inc. and the owner-director of Health Works Institute is Ruth Marion.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
At Health Works Institute, we understand that healing from physical, emotional and spiritual difficulties often occurs with intuitive and skilled touch; but, before healing can occur, the practitioner must first look within. The coaching, theories and techniques presented in both our Massage Therapy and Esthetics programs help students simultaneously actualize positive changes in their own lives while mastering the skills necessary to ultimately help their clients meet their own life goals. We believe a holistic approach melding eastern and western thought, an exceptional curriculum and meticulous hands-on instruction set our students up for not only for a successful livelihood, but for the potential to have a lasting ripple effect on society.