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Welcome to the Western North Carolina
School of Massage!
At the Western North Carolina School of Massage, it is our mission is to guide you in your personal and professional growth as a massage student. We believe it is an honor to touch another human being and that touch is essential for human health and well-being. Touch is not a luxury but a basic human need. In this spirit, we train people to bring conscious and expert touch to the world, through the highest quality and most innovative bodywork education available. We are dedicated to creating a sanctuary for the growth of self-knowledge, presence and compassion. We support students with wisdom and encouragement and are committed to empowering each student to develop their unique, creative healing potential. Class size is small, facilitating individual attention and close group connection. This encourages deep comprehension and application in students by supporting personal growth, self-awareness, active learning, and responsibility.
NCBTMB Approved Provider of Massage Therapy Conntinuing Education
WNCSOM is in partnership with The Mind Body Connection, who is a proud NCBTMB Approved Provider of Continuing Education ID: 451758-11. All courses offered through The Mind Body connection meet requirements for re-certification, license renewal in North Carolina, and membership renewal for AMTA and ABMP. Be sure to check the exact requirements for your particular renewal situation.
Our instructors are some of the best in the business. With over 20 years of experience in the classroom and on the table, our instructors are able to convey academics clearly but even more importantly help you understand how utilize the information in your practice. We provide an individualized learning environment with only 16 students in ALL classes, both hands-on AND lecture/discussion time. Each of our instructors are specialists in their field — highly respected educators and practitioners with a passion for their methods and the profession.
Approaches to Learning
We cater to each individual’s style of learning including auditory, visual and kinesthetic. All of our course materials were designed or adapted by our instructors to make sure every learning style is accommodated. We want to make sure you are able to hear and understand the information, see demonstrations, charts or graphs visually, physically feel and receive the benefits, and finally by doing or applying the hands on knowledge.
Best Value - Where Quality meets Affordability
The only thing that beats our price is the quality of the courses we offer! We know it can be tough to afford a quality education, but we strive to keep our prices affordable for all of our continuing education workshops and advanced training programs which are designed to expand upon your knowledge and keep you up to date on the latest therapeutic methods. We offer in-house financing to ensure that everyone has access to quality education. Monthly tuition payments start as low as $249 per month!
Student Massage Clinic
One of the most important parts of a massage student's education is being able to practice and hone their massage therapy skills and techniques. WNC School of Massage offers a supervised student clinic every four to six weeks. The clinic is open to the public for a duration of 2 weeks for a discounted rate. The dates are as follows for 2020:
September 7th - 18th November 2nd - 13th December 14th - 18th January 4th - 8th
A Student Clinical Massage is designed as a learning experience for the student. A student massage is not intended to replace the skill set of a licensed massage and bodywork therapist or any other licensed health care provider. They are not compensated for the service and are not allowed to accept tips in accordance to NC State Massage Board regulations. The minimal fee paid is to keep student tuition affordable.
"At the Western North Carolina School of Massage I have grown in ways that I would have never imagined. The staff, the students and the network that I've been exposed to have served to motivate that continued growth."
- Daniel Carter
I am very grateful for the education I received at Western North Carolina School of Massage. Hope's dedication to her students being successful after they graduate from school is evident in her careful selection of teachers and curriculum that will serve them in this growing and changing industry. I graduated in 2015, and am now a successful business owner. In addition to WNC School of Massage preparing me to give professional, skilled, and compassionate massages to my clients. I am proud to be alumni and look forward to many more learning opportunities with the school in the form of continuing education classes.
- Nikki Terry, LMBT
-Tricia Bendik, LMBT, RYT200
When I came to the WNC School of Massage I was hoping for an organized and systematic approach to understanding the body and healing through touch - which is just what I got. With the last fe years of my life devoted to yoga, teaching and learning, the education I received at WNC school of Massage was the perfect compliment to my existing skills and knowledge and exactly what I'd been hoping for.
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