People store a variety of energies, memories, subconscious and conscious emotions in their tissues. The classroom community provides a safe place to experience the therapeutic relationship. Together we tap into the power of massage therapy, allowing students the process of personal healing and edification. Live mutual student feedback is essential to learning, so you are required to frequently work with everyone else in the class. This tends to foster strong friendships among students. Many say INT is a perfect retreat from their normal lives, a “spa weekend”. Remember, you are receiving a world class massage therapy half the time you are in class!
Dress and Hygiene
Working together in close proximity, students’ personal hygiene is important. This includes washing hands before and after every massage session, showering regularly, having clean finger nails, and meeting other requirements that are found in the Student Policy Handbook.
Dogs, Cats, Kids, and Babies
Babies, pets, dogs, and young children are permitted on a trial basis in class providing they are well behaved, safe, and do not disturb the class. Animals are required to be trained to be well-behaved, potty-trained, non-threatening, and non-shedding.
Student: Teacher Ratio
Our classes are exclusively limited to 22 students per class. We offer very specialized multi-level advanced training, which requires explicit individual attention. We guarantee a 12:1 practical instruction ratio and a 25:1 lecture ratio.
Out-of-Class Assignments and Practice Proficiency
Massage therapy is an amazing healing art form as well as a technical profession. Proficiency requires practice – the same way playing a musical instrument requires practice. You are required to log 100 hours of massage therapy out of the classroom, and complete weekly workbook assignments. As an INT student, you can expect to average four to six hours per week completing out-of-class study. You are required to keep logged massage practice current with the class delivery schedule and level of techniques. “Practice makes perfect”, as they say, and your out-of-class massage therapy practice is checked every class.