Massage therapy school open house Jan. 5

Dec 22, 2012

Waldoboro — U.S. News and World Report cites Labor Department estimates that massage therapy jobs will grow by almost 20 percent between now and 2018. The ever-expanding field of massage therapy awaits trained therapists to work in a spa, with other health professionals, or in private practice.

The Downeast School of Massage has been in business for more than 30 years and new therapists are needed to help fulfill career opportunities. The Downeast School of Massage will be holding a free open house for the public on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m.

Participants will receive application packets, will be introduced to the many opportunities in the massage therapy profession dispelling myths, and to the competency-based curriculum that the Downeast School of Massage offers in the upcoming January 2013 program, the anniversary of its 50th class start. Classes begin the end of January.

The event will include a lottery for a free massage, a tour of the classrooms, library, hydrotherapy department with spa and sauna, DSM store, and refreshments will be served in the student lounge. Tuition financing is available and the many financing choices will be discussed.

The more than 600-hour curriculum at DSM is the oldest massage school in Maine and has a very experienced faculty. Completion of the Maine state approved program allows students to apply for licensure for massage therapy in the State of Maine without further testing.

The 10-month, or two year Body/Mind centered program includes extensive instruction in anatomy, physiology, pathology, massage, student clinic, kinesiology, hydrotherapy, introduction to nutrition and reflexology and depending on the student’s major, intensely focused course work in sports massage, shiatsu, or an introduction to various forms of energy work like polarity, cranial sacral and quantum touch. Student supplies will include the school’s DVD "A Gift of Touch" and Director, Nancy Dail’s new book, "Kinesiology for Manual Therapies," published January 2010.

The school is located on 100 acres at 99 Moose Meadow Lane off of 220 North (Washington Road) in Waldoboro. Interested individuals should call 832-5531 for a catalog or email admissionsdsm@hughes.net for more information, or to sign up for the open house. Download our catalog the Downeast School of Massage website at downeastschoolofmassage.net.

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