Our primary purpose is training excellent future massage therapists.The clinic provides massage to the public at a discounted rate, starting at $30 for an hour massage. We consider our clients partners in the success of our students, so we ask for your understanding and input as they learn. They will make mistakes and may be nervous. They may even practice a newly learned technique but not get it quite right. Please note that our students are working hard to provide you with a relaxing and satisfying massage experience, and our long-term clients rave about the massages they receive. The students are eager for your feedback and ask both what you loved about your massage experience and how they can improve for next time. Please take a minute and thoughtfully give them your constructive input and help them improve with each massage.
Students do not start working on the public until the second half of the program. By the time they begin in student clinic, students already have numerous hours of practice. During clinic, they continue learning additional skills and are encouraged to practice these skills in clinic. You are the best opportunity for useful feedback and can help them become stellar massage therapists. If a student massage is not right for you, please ask us for referrals. We can help you find a local massage therapist who is perfect for you. We understand that student clinics are not for everyone.
Every six months, the group of students in clinic changes as one class graduates and another class starts their clinic rotation. We know you will experience such incredible massages from some students that you wish they would never graduate. When this occurs, please feel free to connect with them before graduation and follow them into their own practice. At any time, you can contact the school and inquire about where your favorite graduate is practicing. We encourage clients following students when completing clinic, which is how our students get some of their first clients outside of school. Although we love having you as a client, we absolutely love when you leave us to become a regular for a CRI graduate.