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Massage School Curriculum – Done For You

When pondering the idea of opening your own massage school, it’s likely you’ve considered the enormity of the task of writing the massage school curriculum.  “How will I ever be able to create a curriculum for my school that meets all of the state requirements… where do I even begin?”  It’s an overwhelming undertaking, and we don’t blame you for letting this be a major obstacle to pursuing your dream of becoming a massage school owner.  We get it.  It’s a big job.

But here’s some good news: At Bodymechanics Institute, we’ve taken care of the massage school curriculum for you. You heard that right.  Six hundred and fifty hours of curriculum – done for you.

Our 650-hour curriculum not only prepares your students to pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx), but more importantly, it prepares them to be extraordinary massage therapists.  

Our curriculum is designed to build layers of knowledge upon a solid foundation of the massage fundamentals. The courses offered in the massage program include:  1. Anatomy, Physiology, & Pathology (APP), 2. Kinesiology (KIN), 3. Massage Theory & Practice (MTP), 4. Clinical Business Practices (CBP), 5. Pathology & Treatment (PTR), and 6. Student Clinic (SCL).  

Massage school equipment

What’s Included?

Our curriculum is up-to-date with current texts and practices.  Each course has its own syllabus, lesson plan, lecture notes, power points, worksheets, quizzes, and exams.  The only thing you need to do is customize it with your own school logo!

Our team has created everything – from curriculum, to policies and procedures (that are state specific), to forms and to schedules. We share the information with you via DropBox for you to download once you are an approved school.

But, what if I want to change it?

We’ve thought about that too… The inevitable question: “So what happens if, three or four years from now, I’m really inspired by something new I’ve just learned, and I want to add this new knowledge to my curriculum?”  

Are you aware that each state has its own rules as to how much of the curriculum you can alter before you are required to formally submit those changes for approval?  These are the sorts of details that we cover in your 5 days of training where you’re immersed in the behind-the-scenes goings on of an established massage school.  

What about requirements for attendance, and how many questions a student can miss on an exam before they’re required to do a re-take?  We do this research for you and we customize your school’s policies to meet your state’s requirements.  We do all of this for you.

Why?  Why do we do all of this for you?  Because we are committed to the massage and bodywork profession, and we are committed to your success as a massage school owner.  Preparing you for that role is our number one priority. 

We’ve helped school owners already in Kentucky, California and Washington. We are ready to help you launch your dream massage school. Steps to get started include a simple phone call to 360-350-0015 and we can have a zero hassle, free phone call.

Let’s talk!
Shari Aldrich, LMT

Open a Massage School

Pain points SOLVED

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Have you ever thought about how fun, rewarding, exciting, and inspiring it would be to open a massage school?  You’ve been a massage therapist for some time now, you’ve seen the education that students are receiving at other schools, and you know that you could do it better.  Maybe you’ve been thinking about this for a while now… maybe you’ve been thinking about this for years.

If you have thought about owning your own massage school, you’ve probably also thought about what a daunting task it would be.  There are so many things to consider, where would you even start?  

Pain Point #1
Like most of us, you would probably start your search by looking online.  You navigate your way to the agency in your state that approves postsecondary institutions, and then you find your way to the website for the board that oversees massage programs… and what you find is overwhelming.  You’re probably feeling pretty stressed-out just getting this far… you probably need a massage!

Pain Point #2
You see that you will need to apply to the postsecondary education approval agency in your state, and you’ll need to apply to your state massage board.  You’ll need operating procedures, a marketing plan, a course catalog and student handbook.  You’re wondering if you’ll need to be accredited (and what does that word ‘accredited’ mean anyway?!), you will be hiring and training instructors; and perhaps most daunting of all:  creating a quality curriculum that will meet your state’s educational requirements.

Pain Point #3
Those feelings of excitement and inspiration soon give way to feelings of overwhelm and defeat, and the dream stops before it has a chance to gather any potential steam to become a reality. 

But what if you had help to open a massage school?

What if you knew someone who could help you with all of those hurdles that currently seem so insurmountable?  What if you knew someone who has traversed that daunting terrain and has created a roadmap for you?  Bodymechanics Institute has that roadmap, and we know how to get you from the dream to the reality.  

Pain Points Solved…. Our System
At Bodymechanics Institute, we work with the governing agencies within your state to complete the application(s) and submit all of the required paperwork in a detailed, organized, and timely manner.  Our quality, 650-hour curriculum comes complete with lesson plans, lecture notes, power points, quizzes, exams, and syllabi – it’s all done for you!

Once your application is submitted, you’ll join us at our headquarters for a five day immersion training.  You’ll get to experience first-hand all that goes on behind-the-scenes in a working massage school environment.  From enrolling students to training instructors, introductory workshops to filing reports – we cover every aspect of massage school operations so that, by day five, you’re feeling confident and ready to start enrolling students for your first class of massage students.

What’s left for you to do? The honest answer is that there’s still plenty for you to do.  You’ll need to find your perfect location and design the layout for where you’re going to hold classes and clinics.  What will your office look like?  What will the view be like from your office window?  Yes, there is still plenty to do, but you’re not doing it alone.  

PAIN POINTS Solved
Our System

The Bodymechanics system will help guide you through the process by:

  • A roadmap to get you from beginning to end – DONE for you
  • Standard Operating Procedures – DONE for you
  • Policies and Procedures – DONE for you
  • Curriculum – DONE for you
    • Lecture notes
    • Lesson Plans
    • Student Handouts

    • Exams
    • Quizzes
    • Etc.
  • Equipment Research – DONE for you
  • Book Research – DONE for you
  • Research your state process to open a vocational school- DONE for you
    • State, city and county rules and regulations
  • Red tape through the school credentialing process – DONE for you
  • Instructor training – DONE for you
  • Marketing processes and systems – DONE with you
    • Including social media, e-mial funnels, networking, etc.
  • Doing it alone while managing your current business or job- WE ARE HERE WITH YOU
    • You will have a point of contact person to help guide youthrough the process

CONTACT US!
Let us help you through the process – you don’t have to do it alone. If your dream is to open a massage school, we are here beside you to make your dream come true.

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Massage School Owner

If you’ve wanted to be a Massage School Owner, but have been unsure of how to get started, keep reading.

The Bodymechanics Institute was born out of a desire to help massage therapists open their own massage school – quickly, using our done-for-you system.

Case Study #1

Valerie Smothers, LMT of Benton, Kentucky wanted to have her own massage school for years. She began her journey in massage at Sun Touch Massage School in 1999 – but received her license in 2005. Sometimes life takes you on a journey that you weren’t prepared for… but dedication and determination will always bring you back to your dream.

Val Smothers, LMT
Valerie Smothers, LMT

Val has been a therapist and instructor of massage for years. She previously taught at Daymar College in Paducah, KY and it was there she realized that she loved teaching massage.

Recognizing that her community needed a quality massage school, Val set out to make her dream a reality and opened her own massage school using Bodymechanics Institute to help with the heavy lifting while she continued to massage her clients.

Val signed on with Bodymechanics Institute in October, 2018 and we began the process getting her application completed and sent to the Kentucky education board. While waiting for approval, our team helped her build her marketing collateral – logo, biz cards, and rack cards. She came to Tumwater WA and received training from our team.

Agonizing months elapsed as she awaited her license to operate a massage school – with many phone calls to check the status of her application happening each week. This step is outside our control and we find ourselves at the mercy of bureaucracy and schedules.

Once approved by the education board, her application was then sent on to the Kentucky Board of Massage where she received her license to operate a massage school shortly thereafter.

She is set to launch – just 10 short months after she signed her contract to work with Bodymechanics!

From Val:

Brandi, vice chair, said it was one of the best looking, well organized applications that she has ever seen. There were NO questions just a motion to approve & she looked at me & said “you’re approved”

Thank you so much for all that you have done so far. You really have made this a great experience.

Case Study #2

Jie Jiang Luning Chen

Ace Evergreen Academy was launched by a dream of Jie Jiang and Luning Chen of Rosemead, California. They met Shari at the AMTA National Convention in Los Angeles in 2017 and took a year to decide to utilize our done-for-you system.

Their frustration with the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) led them to working with Bodymechanics Institute. Initially, their thought was to purchase another school – however, that school had their CAMTC approval revoked. Jie and Luning had challenges navigating the bureaucracy of California massage school law and reached out for help.

We were excited to help them receive their BPPE state approval to operate an educational facility in California. Now, we await their CAMTC approval.

They have such a great plan moving forward and plan a class to start in early September – with already having 11 students enrolled in their program.

Jie and her assistant Frances are diligent in their determination to solve a major problem in Rosemead – the other school there had a 2 year wait list to go to massage school! Finding that unacceptable, Jie set out to open Ace Evergreen Academy!

We are so excited for Valerie, Jie and Luning for their commitment to solving a problem and launching their own school. Being a massage school owner is a passion of theirs – and they are ready to crush their dreams.

If you’ve considered your own massage school, our done-for-you system will help you quickly launch your own school. We do the heavy lifting and you focus on your passion.

Committed to your success –

Shari Aldrich, LMT
President
Bodymechanics Institute

Anti-Franchise Massage School

Bodymechanics Institute is the Anti-Franchise Massage School.

What does Anti-Franchise Massage School mean exactly?

During the American Massage Therapy Association convention in California in September, 2017 our booth hadAnti Franchise Massage School a huge display saying “Anti Franchise.”  It was interesting to see the reaction of some people who either loved it or hated it.  At the very least, saying “Anti Franchise” opened the door for conversation.

One gentleman thought I was against all franchise businesses.  He owned a Massage Envy.  He wouldn’t stop and talk with me at all.

Several people stopped and saw the message and said “now you have to tell me more” because they didn’t like franchise massage businesses.

My motive for saying Anti Franchise Massage School was not to antagonize franchise businesses.  Quite the opposite.  It is truly born out of a desire to sell a product that is NOT franchise based.  That’s it.

I am not selling a franchise business.

As the convention continued over three days, people who walked by the booth earlier heard the message and finally stopped to ask questions about what our booth was about and what we were proposing.  Finally, a door was cracked and our message began to get out to participants.

The large franchise schools have taken over most markets in the United States.  They are mass producing an ill-prepared massage therapist who struggles to pass the MBLEX, and who (if they are able to pass the exam) is encouraged to work for the large franchise chains.  Again, I have nothing against the franchise model.

I look more at the franchise school model and at how they are failing those who have a strong desire to help people.  Large class sizes make it difficult for most students to learn.  Teacher to student ratio is not optimum for garnering skills necessary to excel in massage therapy.  Business classes that barely cover the basics of running a successful massage therapy practice leaves graduates with little choice but to seek employment where they can.

My desire to develop a massage school program was born out of a wish to change the status quo.  You see, I love massage therapy and I love helping people feel better.  When Massage therapist hand injuryI suffered a traumatic finger amputation in 2013 it forced me to change how I worked.  I already owned a very successful massage therapy school in Olympia, WA.  At the time, I was focused on the school and my successful private practice.  I was massaging between 25-30 clients each week, while running the school.

After the injury, I was forced to change my focus.  I decided to help more people learn massage (so that more people can be helped) by creating a program that would help massage therapists around the country open their own massage school.

So, that’s just what I did.  I created a program that walks people just like you (if you’re reading this far, you are interested) open their own massage school.  I offer the curriculum, the policies and procedures, the manuals, the lecture notes, handouts, and general operating procedures to you.  Then I walk you through the process to get your school approved in your state.

After it is approved, I’m there for you as a mentor.  Here to help you when you need it.  After all, my 9+ years experience as a school owner with 2 school campuses will help guide you.  I’ll share what has worked and what hasn’t as I’ve built a very successful massage school program.

And because it is an Anti-Franchise Massage School, after the initial investment is paid, you keep your money, you operate your school as you see fit, and you decide everything – colors, logo, equipment, and school layout.

Read on to see what we can do to help guide you…

Our Unique School Opportunity Helps You Get Started

Massage therapy is a service based industry so it’s important to us that our school owners get the support they need as they open their massage school.

Bodymechanics Institute will guide you through the process of getting approved in your State to provide massage therapy education.  The curriculum is flexible and as such we can develop a program to meet your State needs – whether it is 500 hours up to 1000 hours.

We offer done-for-you curriculum. This includes lecture notes, power point presentations, student handouts, quizzes and exams that you can use to educate students attending your school.  We offer customizable student handbooks, course catalog, operations manual and policies and procedures.

Rest easy knowing that your school will be set up with students success in mind.

With Bodymechanics Institute offering a complete package of services, you now have the ability of getting started in a quick and cost effective way.  Your due diligence on the offering will support this claim.

Massage school owners have several common passions: massage, being their own boss, desire to help others realize their goals for massage therapy and helping others to feel better.

The Bodymechanics Institute offers a system to help you attain all you want from your business and to help you live the life you’ve dreamed about. This opportunity is available for anyone from the first-time entrepreneur looking for a great opportunity to the experienced massage therapist. Our system will empower you to own and operate your own school and be part of the next generation massage therapists’ success. 

We believe with a basic owner operated facility, you can realize a substantial yearly profit, but live a life style that is rich in community spirit and life changing .  Of course this all depends on YOU!
Our old saying: “He who does, gets” will apply here.
Hard work pays off.  This is not a get rich quick scheme.
You should be willing to put in the effort to reap the rewards.

If you are interested in more information, simply fill in the form below and lets talk!
I’m honored to help you get started.