Inaugural Class Graduates on August 16
Boulder, Colo.—The Boulder Massage Therapy Institute (BMTI) is pleased to announce the commencement ceremony of its inaugural class at 6658 Gunpark Drive. Classes began in March 2015, just five months after obtaining Colorado State approval. The community clinic, which offers discounted massages to the public, had its grand opening in May and has served over one hundred Boulderites ranging in age from 18 to 94 years old.
When asked why she was motivated to start the school, founder and director Angela Grasso replied, ”Demand for massage therapists is high in Boulder right now. Take a look at Craigslist and you’ll see a growing need. Some establishments are even offering a sign-on bonus.”
According to Stacia Roberts, owner of Boulder Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, “We are thrilled that there is a new massage school in town. It is a myth that there are too many therapists in Boulder. People here take good care of themselves and consider massage as part of their health care regime.”
Massage therapy careers offer flexibility in various job settings that can fit each therapist’s personality and career goals. At a time when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is citing job growth for massage therapists to be at 23 percent between now and 2022, there is no better time to enroll in classes.
BMTI is a locally owned and independent school whose sole focus is the healing arts. “I wanted to bring top-notch education back to Boulder with a small boutique-style learning environment that stresses individual attention. Our experienced faculty, some with 20-plus years as both instructors and massage therapists, make for a stimulating and rewarding education,” said Grasso, a graduate and faculty member of the former Boulder massage school.
Study options at BMTI include a rigorous five-month intensive program. Students can begin in September and be eligible for licensure by February. For those interested in a slower, part-time program, the 12-month every-other-weekend plan is an option, especially for those looking to make a career shift into the growing profession of massage therapy.
About the Boulder Massage Therapy Institute
BMTI is backed by over 20 years of successful educational, administrative and massage therapy experience. Grasso has been a massage therapist for more than 25 years, was founder and director of a successful massage school and has worked in the upper administrative levels of Oriental medicine schools. She is considered an expert in, and a consultant for, massage and acupuncture school accreditation, and works with the nation’s accrediting body for acupuncture and Oriental medicine schools. Find more information about BMTI at bouldermassageinstitute.com.