Mission and Philosophy
BTI provides opportunities for Learning that Changes Lives. We support your personal and professional development through a full spectrum of body-oriented programs that inform and inspire.
People from diverse backgrounds come to our school for education that is transformational – both for the person engaged in the learning process, and everyone that person will touch. From one-day workshops to year-long trainings, those who study at BTI can discover more about themselves as they gain new knowledge and skills.
We believe that conscious and compassionate touch is essential for well-being. Throughout the ages, massage therapy and other somatic arts have been revered as a source of healing – with the power to affect body, mind, heart and spirit. There is a great need for such healing in today’s stressful world, as this work helps brings people into a greater sense of wholeness and balance, and into a more secure connection with the community around them.
Experience. Integrity. Quality.
It’s the BTI difference! Since 1983, BTI has been a leader in the massage and bodywork profession, and is nationally respected for its tradition of innovation and academic excellence. Those who have studied here know that they can count on receiving high quality instruction in a beautiful environment for integrative learning. It just doesn’t get any better!
These links will take you to sections that provide complete information on all programs offered at BTI:
Our 660-hour integrative curriculum will prepare you for a career as a highly sought-after massage therapist in this rewarding natural health care field
The BTI Introductory Massage Workshop
This one-day class is for anyone who wants to learn basic relaxation and stress management skills, as well as those who are exploring professional training at BTI
Continuing Education for Professionals
State-of-the-art courses in a wide range of subject areas – taught by outstanding presenters – will enrich and expand your therapeutic practice
Center for Embodied Teacher Education at BTI
Directed by Carey Smith, the Center offers teacher training programs that are targeted to the needs of massage, somatic and healthcare educators
Advanced Myofascial Therapy Certification Program
John McKelvey leads a comprehensive training that provides skills for structural balancing, body-mind integration, and functional assessment
Medical Massage Certification Program
Ralph Stephens presents a highly effective clinical approach to the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal problems
Webinars with Dr. Ben Benjamin
BTI has partnered with the renowned Benjamin Institute to bring you a high-quality series of online learning sessions that will give you new strategies for addressing the most common client complaints