The School has a commitment to holistic education and the training is designed to integrate body, mind, heart and spirit. Central to our philosophy is the idea that touch is a powerful form of communication that carries complex messages for both the giver and the receiver. As practitioners, we need to be mindful of what we communicate through our touch. With this in mind, we have developed an emphasis on the integration of psycho spiritual dimensions of healing with the study of the human body.
Principles of Instruction
The rigorous study of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, hydrotherapy, and massage is augmented by time for students to share their experiences both as givers and receivers of touch. Because everyone carries conscious and unconscious beliefs about touch based on socialization, parenting and past experiences, this dialog helps students to clarify their own beliefs and needs around touching. It also encourages development of the “inner healer”. Our staff supports the process of acknowledging these beliefs by honoring each student wherever they are in their development and by nurturing change as it occurs.
A key feature of our educational process is that students are asked to view their experiences as personal growth as well as training, and to look at their inner world of beliefs, emotions and behaviors during the course of their exploration of the body and techniques of massage.