Staff of Boulder Massage Therapy Institute

Boulder Massage Therapy Institute’s staff includes (l-r) Victoria Robertson, Leannah Hirsch, Angela Grasso, Laura Graham and (front) Allison Dutton.

Boulder Massage Therapy Institute fills the massage school void

Boulder, Colo. — On March 30, 2015, the Boulder Massage Therapy Institute will continue the long-standing tradition of training massage therapists in Boulder, Colorado, with its inaugural class. Following the closing of Boulder’s iconic massage school in 2013, Boulder Massage Therapy Institute’s founder and director, Angela Grasso, is providing a new opportunity for Boulder to offer top-notch massage therapy education.

When asked why she was motivated to start the school, Grasso, a graduate and faculty member of the former school, replied, “I didn’t want to see Boulder without a massage school; it just didn’t feel right to me. When it looked like no one else was stepping in, I rolled up my sleeves and got started.” This has been echoed by the overwhelming support the school has received from the Boulder community.

Grasso is offering a locally owned, independent educational institution whose only focus is on the healing arts. The Institute’s teaching clinic will also be opening in May, offering affordable massage care to Boulder residents. “We already have a waiting list of massage enthusiasts ready to schedule their appointments,” said Grasso.

The Boulder Massage Therapy Institute has recruited experienced faculty members that have longevity as both instructors and practitioners in the field, and are committed to what they do. “We intend to keep the heart and craft, as well as the science, in our students’ education,” said Grasso.

The Boulder Massage Therapy Institute offers the following study options:

  • 625-hour entry-level licensure program, which can be completed with a full- or part-time schedule
  • 175-hour part-time advanced program
  • Combined 800-hour program
  • Continuing Education classes
  • A monthly Meetup group for those already in the field looking for camaraderie and support

The Institute is offering affordable introductory tuition rates, with payment plans available. At a time when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting job growth for massage therapists to be at 23 percent between now and 2022, there is no better time to enroll in classes. A career in massage therapy offers flexibility and numerous job settings to suit each therapist’s personality and lifestyle choices.

About the Boulder Massage Therapy Institute

The Boulder Massage Therapy Institute is backed by over 20 years of successful educational, administrative and massage therapy experience. Angela Grasso has been a massage therapist for over 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.