Why Mountain State School of Massage

Accreditation is the Defining Difference

Founded in 1995, Mountain State School of Massage is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA, www.comta.org). COMTA is an independent accrediting body for the massage therapy profession in the United States. Mountain State School of Massage’s Day and Night Programs are the first, and most long-standing, COMTA-accredited massage therapy training programs in West Virginia.

It is the goal of Mountain State School of Massage to educate the massage professional and general community by offering massage and holistic approaches to wellbeing.   Mountain State School of Massage strives to provide a supportive environment which facilitates individual instruction, development of professional skills, personal health, inner peace and harmony.

Being a graduate of a COMTA accredited school imparts to your clients that YOU have met the high standards of a comprehensive, intensive study in the art and science of integrative health.

Mission Statement

Mountain State School of Massage is dedicated to teaching holistic healing methods to the student, massage professional and general community with the highest degree of professionalism.

Institutional Objectives

Mountain State School of Massage is dedicated to providing a quality program of massage therapy education in accordance with the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation Standards, and promoting the highest degree of professionalism in the field of massage therapy.

Mountain State School of Massage is permitted by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to operate as a post secondary school providing education for individuals pursuing massage therapy as a career.

Educational Objectives

  1. To prepare the student to become a qualified massage therapist.
  2. To provide the student with an education enhancing the development of good work habits and safe practices promoting the health and wellbeing of their self and their clients.
  3. To give an understanding of the scope of practice within the field of massage therapy and to develop appropriate referral skills.
  4. To offer the student a thorough working knowledge of the structure and function of the human body and the theory and practice of health care methodologies.
  5. To prepare and qualify students to assume responsibilities in the health care field with a high degree of professionalism.
  6. To develop in the student a professional attitude and commitment to ethical practices toward clients and fellow practitioners.
  7. To provide people with a vehicle to help improve the quality of life.
  8. To offer advanced education opportunities to massage and health care professionals.
  9. To offer introductory classes and workshops in the field of holistic health care to the general public.