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  • Massage Therapy

    • Evening Classes start August 7, 2017
    • Weekend Classes start November 4, 2017
    • Morning Classes start January 30, 2018

     

  • Personal Training

    • Evening- CPT (Level 1) Classes start August 21, 2017
    • Morning – CES (Level 2) Classes start October 30, 2017
    • Morning – CPT (Level 1) Classes start March 5, 2018

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Massage School Success Strategies

How does Bodymechanics School help you develop into a successful Massage Therapist?   Our commitment to the success of our students is based on 5 strategies that we are committed to in creating successful graduate.  Check out our 5 Massage School Success Strategies below. Massage School Success Strategies Success Strategy #1 Bodymechanics School is an education destination for those who seek an exceptional education, leadership training, marketing tactics and opportunity generation.  Education is our biggest passion and we show it by our commitment to educating students, professionals and the community.  Our goal is to create a better life for everyone we touch - and to deliver results with passion. Success Strategy #2 Our 4 Pillars of Success speak directly to the education formula that is the cornerstone of our massage program.
  • Outstanding technique education
  • Stellar marketing comprehension
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Critical thinking skill development
Each of these are needed in the development of a successful graduate. Success Strategy #3 The professional development of 2017 is our newest, biggest program creation since Shari became the owner in 2010.  A strong team around her has allowed the programs to be developed, rather than a dream.  It took some time to find the right people, but they're here and the new exciting programs are in the final stages.
  • Bodymechanics Training Center
  • Advanced Training Center
  • Network of Businesses
  • Integrated Structural Therapist certificate program
  • Ascension program
  • STEP program
  • Aggressive schedule for continuing education
  • Destination continuing education program
  • In-house injury treatment book
  • Professional video productions
  • Personal training school
  • Annual business summit
  • Student and professional marketing done-for-you
  • Massage Business Accelerator
  • Plus more!
Success Strategy #4 A big passion of ours is mentoring students and graduates.  Specialized monthly trainings offered to students and graduates help develop professional skills.  Additionally, once graduated from the program students ...
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Why Our Massage Therapy Program is Exceptional

I know Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage. I went to school here, graduating in 2006. I started teaching just 4 months after graduating. I bought the school in 2010. When I say I know Bodymechanics, it's a true statement.  I don't know about other programs - if they are good or not.  I have spent years taking continuing education classes around the country and I've seen and worked with therapists who didn't go to Bodymechanics School.  I've witnessed many different approaches to bodywork - some great, some I wouldn't want to try.  But I always say there's a therapist out there for everyone. That said, because of this experience with seeing other therapists from around the country, when the opportunity arose to buy Bodymechanics School from the founder, Robert Haase, LMP, I jumped on the opportunity.  I knew the quality of our program.  I knew the quality of our graduates. I didn't want to see Bodymechanics School close. I have always known and believed in the quality of our program. This year, we expanded in a big way.  We opened our second campus in Vancouver, WA. The other program in Vancouver is closing very soon, and I truly felt that Vancouver deserved a quality massage program - so I jumped on the chance to open. Yesterday, the Vancouver campus held the first ever LMP Eval class.  This class is held twice during the 8.5 month long program.  Once early on and the second closer to graduation.  This gives our students some constructive feedback on the quality of their massages from professionals. The therapists who participated yesterday in our LMP Eval did not attend Bodymechanics School.  They didn't enter the door with a preconceived notion of the students because they just didn't know our program at all. All of this ...
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How To Take The Leap Into The Next Chapter…

How To Take The Leap Into The Next Chapter in Your Life. Back in 2006, I took a big Leap of Faith into the next chapter in my life.  I quit the security of my full time job and went 100% into massage therapy.  I had a number of reasons to take the leap for myself:
  • 2 siblings who died in their 30's
  • Mom who died at 59
  • My younger sister was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 1 month after I graduated from massage school
  • My "job" as an IT Director was too stressful
  • I suffered from daily headaches, taking 10-12 ibuprofen everyday for relief
  • I knew I wanted to be my own boss
  • I was ready to throw off the "golden handcuffs" of a job I both loved and hated
I truly knew about the Leap of Faith it requires to charge into the next chapter in your life.  I remember talking with my husband and the conversation always came down to money - would I be able to bring home the same amount that I was making as an IT Director?  I used the words "leap of faith" but that if I didn't take it, massage would always be on the side, I would always be working 2 jobs, and I would always be tired. I took specific actions and had a plan for leaving full time employment and it worked like a charm.  My plan was to "Transition from Full Time Employment."  I took 2 days a week off as vacation (I had enough hours in my bank) and used those days to build my practice.  At the end of 3 months, I had a full clientele and was able to quit my job. Only twice in the first year did I not make enough to cover ...
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Question – where can you go to school for massage therapy?

Where can you go to school for massage therapy? If this is a question you have found yourself asking, let me tell you about Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage, and see if I can help you make the decision to join Bodymechanics School.  We offer an exceptional massage program designed with student success in mind.  Our layered approach to education helps students understand complex information easily.  Let me explain. The Bodymechanics curriculum is designed with the students success in mind.  Our layered approach to teaching engages students and facilitates learning.  A sample schedule would have 1 day of the week learning Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology; 1 day of the week learning Kinesiology; and 2 days of the week learning massage theory and practicing the techniques with our instructors.  Each class builds off the day before, and students have access to instructors the length of the program. Our 600 hour program is successful at teaching our 4 Pillars of Success -->  technique, marketing, communication and critical thinking skills.  We prepare our students to be successful not just in their hands on skills - but also in their business.  I often interview people who want a career in massage therapy, but who haven't necessarily thought about starting their own business. We prepare our graduates to open their own practice - but will support our students in whichever direction they want to go, whether that is self-employment or working as an employee somewhere. Since my early days of massage therapy, where I often massaged between 25-30 clients each week, I've moved into creating programs that will help our massage students become successful upon graduation.  From business mentoring, social media campaign building, business planning, advanced training programs, plus so much more - Bodymechanics School has everything you need to get started in massage ...
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Bodymechanics Training Center

Bodymechanics Training Center Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage was first launched in Olympia WA in 1999. The school grew quickly and developed a reputation of creating exceptional therapists in Olympia, WA, and since those early days, we've continued to develop our programs and are committed to teaching more than just a basic massage routine.  The Bodymechanics Training Center is our newest program we've created and it's exciting.  Read on... Today, Bodymechanics School looks significantly different - we offer our massage therapy program in Olympia and Vancouver, Washington; we have a personal training school; and we offer corrective exercise training and nutrition programs.  And we're not done yet... If you were to ask many massage school graduates around the country where they felt their education was lacking, they would most likely tell you that they wished they had a better understanding of business.  I first got a sense of this when I was traveling around the country assisting in continuing education courses where most attendees felt they were missing 2 major components in their education:  body mechanics and business.
  • Most were not prepared to handle the number of massages required to perform in most clinics and spas around the country and how to avoid getting injured.
  • Most were not prepared to run their own businesses - rather they were prepared to become an employee.
Our focus is exactly the opposite.  We teach exceptional massage theory and technique.  We focus on body mechanics every class we teach.  And, we focus on helping students learn about business.  Even if your plan is to work for someone else, you need to understand the components of marketing and communication.  These are vital to your success as a practitioner of massage. To support this, we are launching our newest program - the Bodymechanics ...
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Now Enrolling

Now Enrolling We are now enrolling students for our upcoming classes at Bodymechanics School.    
  • Tumwater
    • Massage Therapy
      • Morning class - July 26, 2016
      • Evening class - October 31, 2016
      • Weekend class - December 2016
    • Personal Training
      • Level 1 Evening Certified Personal Trainer - May 2, 2016
      • Level 2 Morning class Corrective Exercise - May 22, 2016
      • Level 1 Morning Certified Personal Trainer - August, 2016
  • Vancouver
    • Massage Therapy
      • Morning class - Morning class April 22
      • Evening class - July 18, 2016
As you can see, we have many classes starting in the next few months.  Set up your time to meet with us, or attend a free informational session, and get your questions answered. We are excited to share the opening of our school in Vancouver, WA this week.  It is pretty great to move into a new town and start spreading the word about your school and get the community to learn and get on board with your school.  We launched our inaugural class with 4 students - but it is our goal to add more students in the next month.  If you are interested in the morning class in Vancouver, don't hesitate to call - we can easily catch students up to the early classes and will take students until April 22nd. The Vancouver campus looks great and is a wide open format.  Each week, we've seen the addition of new equipment, wall hangings, office equipment and so on.  It's been fun to put it together. Tumwater is rolling along as always.  We have awesome students in all 3 of our class sessions:  morning, evening and weekend.  Our next graduation will be in July when we say goodbye to our ...
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Massage Therapy is in High Demand

Massage Therapy is in High Demand That's right, you read that right - massage therapy IS in high demand across the US.  The world is changing at lightening speed.  We see these changes in technology every day - consider how the phone has changed in our lifetime.  It's incredible.  In healthcare, we see this in how lives are being saved by medical advancements. In my small corner of the world, I've seen how medical advancements have saved my hand after the traumatic finger amputation I suffered in 2013 (read my story here.)  I've seen my nephew saved from near death from Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia this year.   I've seen my sister and dad both live through cancer. Massage Therapy helps ease many health related conditions I've used my massage career to help those in pain and suffering from cancer, amputations, sports related injuries, car accidents, shoulder injuries, unexplained pain, nerve impingement conditions and so on and it's been amazing.  When I say that massage therapy is in high demand, it truly is.  People everyday utilize massage therapy to help them through so many health related concerns. When I interview potential students, the #1 reason they want a massage therapy career is to help people in pain.  That's exciting for me as the owner of an advanced therapy massage school who's primary focus is teaching advanced massage theory and techniques. I hear stories from these potential students who have helped their mom/dad/grandma/friend through pain by massaging them - and now they are ready to learn the art of massage and want (no, crave) an advanced education. During class, we educate students on many conditions thru Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology and delve into our specific and unique Pathology & Treatment classes - which are the cornerstone of our program.  We go way ...
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Shari Aldrich’s Story

Hey - Shari Aldrich here.  I'm the President and Clinical Director for Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage.  I've been a massage therapist since 2006.  Before my career in massage, I was an IT Director for a local company.  Life certainly has its ups and downs and as they say, when one door closes, another opens.  I believe this with all my heart. I actually loved my IT job.  I loved the challenge.  I loved the changing technology.  I loved how I grew into a leader.  What I hated was the stress.  I was covering 10 offices in 2 states by myself.  There were over 150 computers in the field used  by staff who were not computer savvy.  I was pulled in a hundred directions - every day. Personally, my family had suffered 3 significant losses in 7 years with the deaths of my brother, mother and sister.  I was afraid that something similar would happen to me if I wasn't able to deal with my stress.  I started training for the Seattle Marathon in 2004 and got my first massage while in training.  I made a decision to start massage school and take control of my life.  So, in March of 2005 I enrolled in Bodymechanics School, going to night school and working all day long.  I'm not going to lie, it was very stressful.  My daughters were in high school and played sports year round.  I missed a lot of their games.  Even when I was home, I was studying or giving massages. It was crazy, to say the least ...
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