What sets LIWS apart from other Massage Therapy Schools?

Massage Therapy School Reflexology Yoga Teacher Training– 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 didn’t want the last 20 years of my work life to be spent dreading coming to work. I figured I would give massage school a shot. I enrolled in Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in September, 2005.


Within the first week or two of massage classes, I was hooked. This was what I wanted to do. The bodywork itself was fascinating, the quality of instruction was top-notch, and it was much more thorough and structured than I expected it to be – the anatomy and physiology, the kinesiology, pathology – it was all college level instruction – and the bodywork was pure heaven. The idea that I could help someone feel better, and fully enjoy the process, was powerful. Read more…