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Spotlight on Potomac Massage Training Institute

Sep 28, 2016 09:35PM
The Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI), a national leader in massage therapy education, transforms the health and well-being of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan community through professional development, outreach, local partnerships and research.

During more than four decades of service in Washington, D.C., northern Virginia and Maryland, the Institute has developed a strong legacy of training excellent massage therapists who practice their art and skill with expertise, integrity and heart. It was established in 1976 as a nonprofit organization to provide career training in the art and science of massage therapy. Since then, PMTI has graduated more than 3,000 students in massage therapy and is one of the few remaining nonprofit massage schools in the country.

What makes them unique is their ability to maintain a philosophy of education that emphasizes professionalism and, at the same time, focuses on integrating mind, body and spirit and the individual experience of each student. In addition to their cutting-edge research to advance the massage therapy profession, they are renowned for helping individuals who are looking for a new career or for those interested in continuing their education—to expand their knowledge as a massage therapist.

For those with an interest in massage but not as a profession, PMTI offers an introductory class on massage and bodywork for oneself, family and friends. In October, there will be classes on acupressure for self-care and others, reiki, neuromuscular therapy, as well as couples’ massage. Just visit their website (or the calendar section) for a full listing of classes each month.

For those who are most eager to enjoy a great massage, they offer appointments through their student clinic with rates of $39 for a one-hour student massage or $59 for a one-hour graduate massage.

Location: 8380 Colesville Rd., Ste. 600, Silver Spring. For more information, workshop schedules or to book a massage, visit   

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