The Downeast School of Massage will be holding a free open house for the public Friday, Aug. 2, 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 September 2013 program.

The event will include 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.

Completion of the Maine state approved program allows students to apply for licensure for massage therapy in Maine without further testing. The 10-month, or two-year Body/Mind-centered program includes 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 and cranial sacral.

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 more information, or to sign up for the open house.