At the age of 43, I made a career/lifestyle change and decided to go for my constant and very old dream of becoming a massage therapist. THANKFULLY, I chose The Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage (or should I say, they chose me)!! The schedule fits my day to day life and the faculty is adept at teaching in many styles to an impressive variance of students. My class consists of new adults fresh from high to school to old foagies like myself and the instructors have been able to accommodate all of us with ease. I thought going back to school would be a REAL challenge, it has been a while since I last studied... to my delight, NO PROBLEM! The lectures are engaging and the effervescent and helpful instructors are easy to understand. This is coupled with a curriculum that includes extras such as online support and DVD instruction. Not only am I learning the science of massage but I am also learning how to set up a business in the real world. BUT, most importantly, this is a HANDS-ON school. We were learning techniques the first week!!! I feel confident that I will emerge a learned and self-assured massage therapist set up with the knowledge to create my own practice.
TSTM has exceeded my expectations in both education in massage and in the relationships I’ve made with the teachers and other students. TSTM has proven to be a great choice!
Kyle did an amazing job. He was very detailed and explained everything. He made me feel very relaxed. I’m definitely coming back.
Excellent – my first but not my last!
I have recommended TSTM to several of my friends. They still come here. I have been coming almost weekly for about 5 years. I have fibromyalgia and this is the only thing I’ve found that keeps me moving. When I first started receiving massages at TSTM I was so knotted up that wherever they touched me the muscles would jump, now I can enjoy my full body massage and my muscles have healed. The students are always professional and polite. I highly recommend TSTM. It’s the best money you can spend on yourself. I do, however, offer one warning: “Feeling this good can be addictive.”
We were learning techniques the first week!!! I feel confident that I will emerge a learned and self-assured massage therapist set up with the the knowledge to create my own practice.
BEST school and teachers ever. There was so much support from the teachers and my classmates in every aspect of my life. Life changing experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world :).
Class of 2005
Best accomplishment? Working in a field where I can help others. Each time I hear, “Thank you, I feel much better!” That’s my best accomplishment.
I would like to let you know about my experience at TSTM. After a rocky beginning in January, I was able to return to TSTM in March. You will never know how much I appreciate you for making it possible for me to come back to school. I just wanted you to know that we noticed the hard work involved in building a perfect curriculum, and we were very thankful. I have a BS in business Administration from the University of Tennessee and have worked in the financial / insurance aspects of medical offices for most of my life. For a long time, I thought a career in the healing arts remained out of my reach since I faint at the sight of needless blood: however, I discovered that massage therapy is a way that I can help others. I am so thankful for this opportunity to attend school at TSTM and for the wonderful teachers! I can truly say they made learning anatomy and physiology fun!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at TSTM. The facilities are top quality and the teachers are very knowledgeable and they strive to help their students succeed at every turn. TSTM has exceeded my expectations in both education in massage and in the relationships I’ve made with the teachers and other students. TSTM has proven to be a great choice!
I’ve been a regular client at TSTM for years mainly because of back problems. Everything is always clean and professional. The staff is excellent and very accommodating! The students are excellent and well prepared. As you would expect, every student is unique so it’s easy to find someone you like for a therapist. There is lots of free parking and a central location.
Just an amazing school, the people are wonderful. Extremely accommodating, they really make sure you understand everything. If becoming a massage therapist is something you may consider I urge you to check this school out.
I would have to say that massage has always been something I have been told I was good at and why don’t I pursue it as a career? Even though it was just a shoulder rub or a foot massage at the time, my family enjoyed them none the less. When I got into college I tried different careers like Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy etc.. don’t get me wrong they are good careers, but anyone who knows me, will say that I’m not one to want to stay in school the rest of my life to get a degree. I have always disliked school didn’t really wanna go to college, but knew that I had to if I wanted a good job. Then one day I heard an advertisement for Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage, and I thought wow maybe I should try it and see what it is like. I figured it wouldn’t hurt only a 24 week school right up my alley (so to speak). So I called and found out about the things that I needed to do first, like financial aid, and transcripts etc… so after I got all that done I went in a filled out an application. Then a couple days later I got the call and said I would be receiving a packet with things that would have to be done when I came for orientation. Then the big day came it was the end of August and there were 14 of us in the room, who didn’t know a thing about each other, or how close we all would become. From that day on I can honestly say that I am so glad that I heard that advertisement and followed my instincts and applied. I love school now, I can’t wait to get up during the week and go to school even though it’s a 45 min drive. I love the people I go to school with they are a great group. Everyone has their own uniqueness to them. The staff is great, they all have their ways of making you feel like you belong there. Then clinic day arrives and we get our first clients. Which I have to say I was very nervous, but after the first one, it just seemed natural to me. Now, a little over a month from now we will be graduating and starting our careers. I am so excited, I love massage. I think everyone was put on the earth to do something and for me its massage. I would recommend to anyone who doesn’t know what path they want to take in life, come to TSTM it’s an experience like you wouldn’t believe.