The Illinois Institute of Massage, a training school for those wanting to learn the art, has opened in East Alton.
The institute’s mission is to help students become confident and intuitive massage therapists to facilitate the well-being of others while creating a unique approach to massage therapy.
Instruction is provided in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology as well as professional techniques necessary to perform on a client base. Faculty are required to have a wide range of knowledge, including eastern and western modalities, herbalism, spa, and clinical massage experience. Instructors have university degrees and multiple certifications from local and nationwide schools; several philosophies and training programs are represented within their faculty.
The Illinois Institute of Massage is at 961 E. Airline Drive, East Alton, IL 62024. The phone number is (314) 283-3342.
PHOTO: Ambassadors with the RiverBend Growth Association, the chamber of commerce and economic development organization for the River Bend, played host to a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the Illinois Institute of Massage.