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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
Bodymechanics Institute