Denver, Colorado, November 17, 2010 – Denver Integrative Massage School (, opening for classes in January, offers a completely unique Certified Massage Therapy (CMT) program that integrates Western styles of massage along with all of the Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology requirements within an Asian Energy Bodywork framework. The School’s Dual-Modality CMT program focuses 320 hours on Western Massage and 180 hours on Thai Yoga Massage. The Denver Integrative Massage School was founded by one of the first instructors to introduce Thai Yoga Massage to the Rocky Mountain Region (10+ years ago) and its instructors include a Doctor of Physical Therapy (with 18+ years experience) and a Massage Therapist with an Exercise Science background (with 20+ years experience).

“Thai Yoga Massage is fast becoming one of the most popular massage modalities to study in North America,” said Hillary Hilliard, founder and Director of the Denver Integrative Massage School. “Massage therapists are flocking to learn Thai Yoga Massage, and most massage schools only offer it as a Continuing Education class. Our school provides massage students with a more complete option.”

Massage therapy students now have an option to study both Western and Eastern massage modalities from a State and Nationally-Approved massage school in Denver.

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient modality (2,500+ years) that is now finding it’s way to spas, clinics, and the Western medical community. Thai Yoga Massage is following the same path as Yoga—a venerable healing art that resonates with a modern audience because it incorporates assisted, passive, yoga-like stretches, reflexology, acupressure, aromatherapy, and a sacred sense of the spirituality within each person. In this form of bodywork, usually performed on the floor, practitioners hold yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive, holistic, full-body Thai Yoga Massage treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system, and balances the body energetically.

About Hillary Hilliard, Founder of Denver Integrative Massage School

Hillary is one of first to practice and promote the amazing, healing arts of Thai Yoga Massage and Thai Herbal Compresses in the Rocky Mountain region. She has had extensive training in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and her practice and teaching draws from the Northern style, as well as the Central and Southern styles. Hillary created the “Textured Motion” style of Thai Massage, by gathering all of her training and knowledge into one style that really speaks to our generation and to the society in which we live. Hillary began to teach because she wanted to share her knowledge of Thai massage, the Thai culture, and make it more accessible and available for the American student.

Innovation in Massage CMT

In addition to its innovative curriculum, Denver Integrative Massage School is creating value for its students by offering:

– Affordability – The school has chosen to make their education affordable at $5,800 for their 600-Hour Certified Massage Therapy program (vs. other massage schools in Colorado that range from $9,000 – $12,000).

– Flexibility – Denver Integrative Massage School offers students ala carte courses in Thai Yoga Massage for current CMTs that wish to add Thai Yoga Massage to their practice as Continuing Education. Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Traditional Thai Yoga Massage courses provide the student with a solid foundation in the amazing healing art of Thai Yoga Massage. The courses are priced respectively at $850, $850, and $700.

Meet us in person at our Holiday Open House, December 5th from 1 pm – 4pm at the school’s Denver location: 2416 W. 32nd Ave. Denver, Colorado 80211. The open house gives potential students the opportunity to meet the instructors and receive free Thai Yoga Massage sessions all while enjoying yummy treats.