How to Choose a Massage School
- Get a massage from a graduate of each of the programs you are considering. Your experience receiving a massage will tell you a lot about how well prepared a graduate is.
- Get a massage at the school’s student clinic. You will not only get a sample of their student’s work (at a great price!), you will also get a glimpse of how the school operates.
- Talk to graduates of several schools and ask how well they think their education prepared them for their career.
- Talk to the admissions staff at several schools. Do they pitch you with a “hard sell”? How concerned are they with your ability – financially, emotionally, and otherwise – to cope with the rigors of massage school?
- Talk to faculty members at each school you are considering. How well does their communication and teaching style match your learning style?
Seattle Area Massage Schools
- Cortiva Institute (this organization has swallowed up the two best-known schools in town, the Brian Utting School of Massage (my alma mater) and the Brenneke School of Massage)
- Everest College (this is the newest name of the school formerly known as Ashmead College and before that the Seattle Massage School)
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This page created 6/9/04; last updated 9/17/09.