From the Dean

Dear Present & Prospective Student,

Dr. Frank PileggiI am constantly asked what makes Lourdes Institute different? My answer is simple – we are more than a Massage Therapy School – we are a school the embodies all aspects of training to allow you to become a holistic therapist.

In my experiences I find that every day people yearn to be treated as human beings and not as another number. Wholistic practitioners understand that when strength and health fail, when the pace of life unfortunately lows, the presence of spirit can make up for the loss of everything else that has made life worth living previously. It is truly a beautiful part of our healing process and life in itself, when the principles of mind, body, and spirit conform together.

A wholistic session-be it massage, yoga, or any wholistic modality will be remarkably more effective if given by one who includes the client as a partner. A quality session from a practitioner who devotes total attention by communicating concern, empathy, and a sincere desire to promote the healing process will spur a person to participate in the effort toward regaining their health. Learning to incorporate a strong sense of service, unsurpassed training, the exchange of laughter, and feelings of genuine care will strongly encourage the human body toward its healing process.

It is understood that our lives may contact others but once, and then, never to meet again. Our hope and pledge is that the kindheartedness of our intentions will wear the sharp, hard edges off many hardened lives and will soften the process of continuing with their healing journey. As a student in any of our programs, you will learn how to help restore that harmony of the physical, mental, and spiritual healing from our dedicated staff and faculty.

Our purpose is to educate and unite you to one of the most beautiful aspects in this world: concerned human touch. The key to wellbeing is to understand the benefits in rewarding your mind, body and spirit. Make Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies one of those rewards. As the Dean of Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies (LIWS), I would like to thank you for your interest in our programs.

I welcome the opportunity to address any questions you may have regarding Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies.  If you would like to visit Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, our Open House events are open to the public and are held semiannually.

The administration and faculty of Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies looks forward to providing you with a fulfilling and meaningful education to help you begin your Wholistic Healthcare career.


Dr. Frank Pileggi PhD, RHP

Dean, Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies