Massage School Catalogs and Courses


LIWS Massage School: An In-Patient Massage Experience

As soon as I entered the room I could feel the sadness... The patient, a female, perhaps  in her late 40’s sitting up in her hospital bed, a visitor, maybe her husband, sitting next to the bed.   Her eyes were swollen, she had been crying.   I introduced myself and explained that I had students from [...]

Lourdes Institute for Wholistic Studies Hosts Open House

Faculty and students available to answer questions with prospective students  CAMDEN, NJ—Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies is hosting an open house event on Thursday, August 1st, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, located at 1600 Haddon Avenue, Camden. In partnership with Camden County College, Lourdes Institute of […]

Our Culture is Our Special Sauce

Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies: Our Culture is Our Special Sauce I have been teaching at LIWS since 1996 with my first class as Sports Massage. I had experience and knowledge in the field however, I was still scared and I came in over prepared. This is how most of our instructors at LIWS respond […]

More than a Massage School I: Healing with Passion and Excitement!

Try to think back when you were a child and you fell down.   What was the first thing you did? Most of us would grab the area and start whimpering or making some kind of sound to express we were in pain. We would call attention to the fact that something was wrong and we […]

What sets LIWS apart from other Massage Therapy Schools?

– A personal perspective.  Ralph Casciato, NCBTMB, LMT, Medical Massage In spring 2005,  after working for the same company for 23 years, I quit my job as project manager, and  took the summer off to decide what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I was 51, too young to retire, and I […]

Why take Yoga Teacher Training at Lourdes?

Yoga is a way of life that enables us to truly inhabit our bodies, mind and spirit. It brings compassion and meaning to  our relationships to others and to the world around us.  An ancient Eastern practice, yoga today can still transform our lives, connecting us to our inner selves and bringing us into a […]