8 Things Every Massage Student Must Know

Massage school is transformational.
Making the decision to go to massage school will be life-changing.  You will grow personally and professionally.  You will discover things about yourself that you didn’t know.  During school at Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage, one of our top missions to to teach our students how to give an exceptional massage.

Beyond life changing, there are some things you need to know that we expect of you to get the most out of your education.  I put together this list:  8 Things Every Massage Student Must Know.  This list will guide you throughout your time in massage school at Bodymechanics School in either Tumwater of Vancouver.

Our last blog “7 Creative Ways To Pay For Massage School” was widely read, and has already seen an increase in interest in massage school.  We are enrolling for evening and morning massage classes in Tumwater and Vancouver locations.  If you are working through financing options, read this article ==>  Financing School

During massage school you will:

  • Learn how to give an exceptional massage based on advanced theory and technique
  • Learn to create sustainable income through principles and concrete philosophy leading to a successful practice
  • Learn and implement the fundamentals of marketing and sales to increase the ability to serve more people
  • Create lasting relationships with school staff, instructors, classmates and clients to create a network of people who are invested in your future.

To reach your goals, we ask that you consider making a commitment to yourself to be fully engaged.  We will do our part, and ask students to do theirs.  Read on for the list of 8 Things Every Massage Student Must Know.

8 Things Massage Student Must Know


    The Bodymechanics School is a sacred space custom designed for you.  To ensure you’re receiving optimal value, we take the time to understand each of you and your objectives on an individual basis.  It is vitally important to your education that you are present each class as the interaction with staff and classmates enhances your understanding of the information.  Emergencies come up, that’s understandable.  Please be in communication with the school as soon as you know.
  2. TIME
    Know that you matter.  Consistently being on time, not a minute late, for the time you are enrolled in massage school will allow you to get the most out of your education.  We look forward to our time with you and being present for the entire course from start to finish is important.
  3. Empowered
    We often want to be right or wrong, or prove others wrong.  Consider our team and your classmates your education partner during school, where no one is wrong.  We will never make you wrong.  Don’t make yourself wrong either.  Be empowered, not right or wrong.
  4. Wellness
    You will invest a lot in a program that yields sustainable results – and a new career.  You will want to function at peak performance during school.  Taking care of yourself while a student is vitally important.  You will learn as you go that self-care is as important for you as it is for your clients.  Therefore, wellness is important.  We will teach you the best self-care strategies and bodymechanics for proper massage alignment, then it’s up to you to integrate the knowledge.  Get sleep, eat well – and take care of yourself during school.
  5. Integrity
    Be your word and keep your word once given.  If you need to change an agreement, make sure you are in communication with the person/s with whom it affects. You will be entering a profession where your professionalism will dictate your success.  Learn this lesson well.  Agreements are the foundation of trust and integrity.
  6. Participate
    The program is designed to support you in getting you trained and developed.  Your participation is key to your success and we and the community want to hear from you.  What you have to say is valuable.  However, we understand that you may be shy, and that’s okay, too.  This is your year – make it what you want and get the most out of it.
  7. Partnership
    We are here for you.  We want you to WIN YOUR GAME.  If we don’t know how to help you, there is no way to support you.  Use us.   It’s what we’re here for.
  8. Accountability
    We are your advocates.  We want to support you in getting what you want, and need to trust you are willing to do so.  We are counting on you to be HONEST, OPEN, and WILLING. Having an accountability partner increases success rates exponentially.

Our goal for you is to be the most successful massage therapist you can become.  We will commit to helping you reach your goals – meet us half way, and you are well on your way to career success. Call Bodymechanics School at (360) 350-0015 in Tumwater or (360) 260-7280 in Vancouver.

Committed to your success

Shari Aldrich, LMP