Vision and Purpose

Columbia River Institute of Massage Therapy is designed around and dedicated to the continual advancement of the massage therapy profession through the superior training of future massage therapists. Our education is evidence-based with interwoven artistic elements representing what we believe is the leading model of massage therapy.

The school is small by intention, focusing on the individuality of each future massage therapist.

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The curriculum is heavily science-based with a substantial focus on critical thinking rather than memorization, utilizing group activities that help challenge and expand conventional ways of learning.

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The student clinic is a supervised internship. Students receive 150 hours of hands-on experience in a simulating clinic environment with a variety of patients.

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The students work within the community, network amongst other professions, and organize and participate in local massage events, raising funds for charities or groups that could not normally afford massage.