The Downeast School of Massage will hold a free open house for the public Saturday, Aug. 16, 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 2014 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 and the many financing choices will be discussed how to afford the investment in you!

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