Below are unsolicited testimonials from individuals who started as students and are now licensed massage therapists!

“Your time as a caterpillar has expired, your wings are ready”. This saying sums up my experience at NC Massage School. In that short six months I had learned more than I could have imagined. As a person who has always struggled in school, I went into the classroom on the first day so fearful (as a caterpillar). By the end of the first week I felt so supported by Tori , my classmates, and Kristy. Everyone in that building believed in me and wanted to see me succeed. I have never been in a place where I was able to be my genuine self, without judgement. This place will forever be home to me and so many others. As now my wings are ready, and I’m not just flying, but I’m soaring, thanks to NC Massage School.” ~ Avery Manion, March 2023

“Thank you so much for everything. I really do appreciate your help through continuing education registration and for responding to every email so promptly. This is an amazing school and I am grateful for the experience I had this past weekend. Just wanted to send positive feedback and let you know Annie was amazing. I’m sure you already know this. The continuing education class was more than I expected to learn in such a short time. I would recommend this class and school to any therapist. I hope to take more classes here in the future. Thanks so much. You are all amazing.”

“This journey through school has truly been transformative. I feel honored and blessed to have had the privilege to meet each one of your souls – to learn, to laugh and to love. You have each taught me many lessons that I will carry with me.  The universe always has a way of returning what we send out. Tori – your structure and attention to detail. Also, your passion for life and what you believe in – living your truth every day. You all have been such a joy to be around. Thank you for your inspiration, love and kindness. Thank you for believing in me. I am excited for this next chapter of life but I will miss seeing each of you. XOXO JL”

“I have many favorites already! But, the biggest impact that was made on me was by the people.  I’ve learned so many wellness tips and just useful info from people of all different walks of life. We are all unique, but we are all healers. I have never experienced such a peaceful, supportive class. I am excited to keep growing!”

Continuing education massage

“Just want to say how helpful last Sunday’s lesson was . I finally tossed out all those old sport bras they literally acted like a Boa constrictor around my neck causing terrible headache attacks. Also my volunteer friend who let’s me practice my Swedish routine mentioned yesterday that she sleeps better and her chronic pain in her Arm is almost gone. What I thought (I know I have to believe more in myself) was a lousy Swedish massage has helped her. *:) happy
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“My first few weeks at NC Massage School have already been life changing. I’m learning so much about the body function. The amazing people I share this space with. Friends and family see my light shining brighter since I’ve been here. I love it!”

“What has impressed me the most has been the instructor’s style of teaching. While it is accepted that certain protocols must be followed, their hands-on approach is informative and encouraging. From their demeanor it’s obvious that they are all personally vested in the success of each student, not just the school as a whole. This is what impresses me – the positive involvement of the instructors”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This experience has already begun to become one of the best decisions of my life! Our team of instructors are fun and engaging. Their kind attention and hands on (no pun intended’ Ha!) approach is stimulating. What a desire to learn and excel in this field! This has been eye opening for me. The program is intense and fast paced, but an eye opener! “We are here to support and help you” is ever present! One of the best things I have enjoyed is all of the classmates. My heart is filled with love and admiration for each and everyone attending. I am making friends that are becoming my new NC “family”. I am blessed to know these young people. This experience is a dream come true for me. ”

“School was extremely tough but I met amazing people and went out into the work force with confidence. Since starting my massage career in July, I’m finally finding my place. I love my places of employment and I have incredible clients. Sometimes you really have to step out of your comfort zone!!”
— S.M. 12/18/15

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“I had the most wonderful massage yesterday again…I continue to marvel at the way your students interpret problems and work onthem in different but successful ways….You are doing the world of relaxation a great service”
Emily A. 9/10/15

“I wanted to let you know I am now a spa manager of one of the top 10 spas in South Carolina/East Coast. I am more grateful than ever for my education at your school- you guys did not train us to be just massage therapists, you trained us to be masters of our craft! Thank you from the bottom of my heart”
J.J. 5/14/15

“I have appreciated the massages at your school by students and also by those who have graduated. You run a great school!”
Charlie W. 5/14/15

“I am already learning so much about myself through this process. When I first started school, I thought, there was no way in the world I would ever do nmt. I’m not really sure why… Maybe it was just way too intimidating, I’m not sure. The more experiences I have of actually helping people with issues have helped gain confidence and I realize I can actually do this and do it well. Thank you so much for all that the two of you do. I knew I always wanted to give massage a try, but I never thought that I would actually be able to leave a positive impression on people this soon into the program. It’s one thing working on family and friends, but to work on people you don’t know, you have no idea what their “real” background may be and I’m actually doing fairly well. I can’t tell you enough that it’s the two of you that have helped instill that confidence in me, and even if there are times where I feel challenged, I KNOW I can do this. To have two people tell me to call them when I graduate (one may be a potential part time job), is just… Amazing. Don’t get me wrong, I know there’s room for improvement, and I am learning that every day, which is a positive experience in itself. I learn more with every person I work on and I take it all to heart.”
J.W. 2/25/15

“Thank you for one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. Clinicals was amazing! The past few days I have received such great feedback and I feel like I have really made some folks feel wonderful! I even had a few clients hug me after sessions. My last appointment was with a lady that had Piriformis issues (I had 4 of those over clinicals) and general issues with her back. She was very in tune with her issue and after we talked I let her know working on her glutes with some nmt techniques would work best for her. She was two thumbs up about it. Come to find out she was a therapist is Georgia for 6 years and she worked in sports (swim teams, etc.) I can’t tell you how much my confidence was boosted once I saw her feedback. She already wants to book with me in May. Thank you both for everything!”
J.W. 3/6/15

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“NC Massage School is not a school where you are just another student. The level of commitment by the owner and faculty extends beyond graduation, and you will feel cared about during and after you enter the massage profession.
A.S. 2/2/15″

“Great School, Awesome Team of teachers…. If you live around LKN, try the massages with the students for $37/hour…  She is AMAZING and will help you in the right direction. NC Massage School is truly the right choice for YOU!!”
— G.F. 12/2/14

“Can’t wait for graduation and at the same time a little sad. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your school. The program, students and especially you and your staff and been an absolute joy. What a life changing and positive experience. Deciding to attend your school was the best decision that I could have made for myself and my family. Thank you for all that you do!”
— Diana K, 9/29/14

“My teacher and business partner told me she was proud of me after I gave her a massage! I am still “in shock” from the compliment, but I am humble to know that my gift for healing comes from God! I am just a vessel. Use me Lord, to do Your will. You gave me the education and experience. Let me take the bad comments,and use them to better myself and my craft.”
— L.C.

“I love my career, I’m still learning a lot out here in the real world. And I really miss being in school sometimes. Grateful for all I was taught.”
— Lisa Lane

“Enrolling with NC Massage school was one of the best decisions of my life. My success as a therapist is a result of the challenging curriculum and fast paced learning environment created by the school’s staff. I thoroughly enjoyed each lesson plan and am grateful for the tools we were given throughout the experience that have enabled me to continue to learn, grow and create a prosperous career in a field that I love.”
— Kelly H.

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“I chose NC Massage School for the Neuromuscular component included in the program. Something not easily found since I lived 125 miles away. The drive was enhanced by recorded class notes I made for studying purposes. What a great opportunity to learn the healing art of massage. TY”
— Cheryl M.

“Thank you for getting the Online Continuing Education Home Study to me so quickly. I have very much enjoyed my experiences with NC Massage School, and look forward to future classes, both seated and distance.”
— Kati Barnes

“I always felt I received the best massage education at NC Massage School and my career path has proven it. Thank you to you and your staff for a wonderful school experience that has only benefited and supplemented my career in exercise physiology.”
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— Stacey Baker

“I really appreciate the detailed teaching you provided. I’ve noticed so many little things that you really are passionate about teaching us that other massage therapists just don’t have.”
— Michelle Egbert

“I hope you are both doing well..I swear not a day goes by when I don’t stop and think about how grateful I am for what you and your school has done for me.”
— Kaitlyn Boullosa

“The one thing that is a big realization is I will not have school this week or the next I miss it already. I miss the two of you and the fact that I was always guaranteed I would learn something. Now I guess it’s up to me and that’s not scary but I will always return to the NC School of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy to be fed. Jackie and I have talked every day and will probably continue to talk many times a week for support, a friendship that was developed and will continue for hopefully many years. I just can’t begin to tell you what this experience has done for me and the change it has made in my life I will treasure it forever.”

“I still think that the education I received with you was the best out of anything I have encountered out there”
— Amber Ogorodnitsky

Wellness career opportunities

“I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful education. Every time I work with a therapist who was trained somewhere else I am reminded how well organized, knowledgeable and thorough you were. Thank you so much. I know I have a lot farther to go in massage but you gave me a fantastic start!
— Holly Adams

“The business part of school really helped me today when I was negotiating a contract. I came out with a better deal than I had expected and won’t feel like I’m getting robbed every time I do a massage, Thanks so much!!”
— Betsy Butner

“Thanks again for everything. It was a very intense and growing time. The education was excellent, I feel very prepared and confident. Clinical’s were especially helpful.
— Elizabeth Hageman

“The adventures of this year will leave their mark on me forever. This was everything and more than what I anticipated. I thank you for having this place and for holding the space for so many amazing opportunities for growth.”
— Anna Gallagher

“Kristie, you are a true gift to our school. Thank you for all you have done for us both.”
— Donna and Heather

“…I was able to respect Karen personally; I have found that to be true of all my instructors-They seem to be uniformly high-caliber people.”
— Judith Biery

“When I stepped away from school I realized how prepared I was and how ready I was to go somewhere with what I learned.”
— Kaitlyn Boullosa

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“I want to say thank you for such a wonderful experience at your school. The quality of education exceeded my expectations and I feel prepared to take on my new profession. I can’t say enough about your program, and would recommend it to anyone considering a career in massage therapy. Thanks again for all your support, wisdom, and encouragement.”
— Adrienne Strache R.N.

“This school will make you DO what you THINK you are incapable of doing. Eventually you realize that this school challenges you, exploits your fears, and forces you to grow. You leave the school knowing that the tremendous staff has given you all the “tools” needed for starting a successful massage career. “
— John Trombley

“I really, really appreciate what you and all the other teachers have done for me and so many other graduates. You’ve taken a great deal of pride in creating a school that has integrity, is focused on REALLY learning, learning what’s important, a school that helps to create fantastic therapists! Thank you
— Allegra Hoopingarner

“I want to thank you for the intention/focus/energy you put into that hour of make-up A&P/NMT material on Tuesday afternoon. I couldn’t tell a difference in your effort to impart information from when you have a whole room full of students. Some folks could have sluffed a bit and said, “hey, it’s just one person and I’ve had a long day”. But, that’s not you! Grace and peace.”
— Brian Pleasants

“I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to each of you (and to Scott & Karen as well) for what you gifted by example during my brief time at NC Massage School. It simply isn’t possible to list everything that I learned through your examples and in your presence. Learning did not stop when I graduated. Three years later, I hunger for more.”
— Terry McLain

“It was a dream that was fulfilled for me that took two years in the making when everyone in my “tribe” thought I was a complete joke. My father died knowing I had graduated though and I feel good about that. He was very proud that I had done it and realized that I was passionate about it. I gave him his first massage at MY house on MY table and I feel so blessed and honored for that.”
— Elizabeth Somers

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“We now know why alumni come in and say… You may not understand now but you will one day. That day has come. We appreciate the effort and hard work you put forth in making us the massage therapist we are today. We feel very lucky to have had you as our teacher. Having worked with many other therapist that went to different massage schools or the ones that had a varity of teachers at your school. We can see a huge difference in the knowledge we have in comparison to them. We strongly believe that you being our teacher is what has prepared us for the therapist we are today. We admire you and look up to you that you gave us this gift, but a that continues to give us this gift even after we are out of school. Our eyes are wide open and we look forward to more ah ha moments where we look at each other and gasp and say This is what they were talking about. You see this is why they told us that or did this. Not to be mean but truly to make our selves better for the future.
— Stephanie and Christen

I wanted to thank you for teaching or at least trying to teach me everything you know. I’m specifically speaking of the spiritual aspect of massage therapy. You made it a point to clear your mind and focus your mind on the healing of the client. The techniques that you taught me are the best in the business. I am humbled to have the privilege to make a difference in lives of client’s. I just completed a session with a client who said “THAT was amazing”. After she dressed and exited the treatment room, she asked how long I had been a massage therapist, I replied, “a little over a year”, she had a look of surprise on her face and said “where did you go to school?”.  I replied “The NC Massage School, of course”.
— Keren Hutchinson

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for today’s lesson – not taking anything away from other days – but your teaching style, knowledge, humor, professionalism and compassion SHINES through – and we all appreciate that very much – my classmates are very happy to have you back. Thank you for what you do.


We provide personalized training in the art and science of therapeutic massage, focusing on advanced-level professional careers, continuing education, and personal growth. Our philosophy is rooted in a holistic approach, which encourages our students to explore personal development of the mind, body, and spirit.


“What has impressed me the most is the instructor’s teaching style. While it is accepted that certain protocols must be followed, their hands-on approach is informative and encouraging.”

– Kaitlyn Boullosa

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