A small school with a big vision, Ashland Institute of Massage offers a holistic approach to the education of body, mind, and heart. At AIM, who you are is as important as what you learn.
Our AIM is for you to acquire awareness, integrity, and meaning in your studies, practices, and lives. Possessing technical skill (body), understanding the human body (mind), and practicing from a space of personal awareness and presence (heart) are crucial characteristics of a competent practitioner. Our school values equally the development and integration of each of these traits. We structure our massage therapy education so you experience this integration through a thoughtful balance of kinesthetic training, academic preparation, and awareness exercises.
AIM is an intentionally small school focused on the individual learner. We provide a safe, supervised, and supportive learning environment that promotes the health and well-being of our students while encouraging them to achieve a high standard of excellence. Our dedicated instructors are passionate about what they do and utilize multiple teaching strategies to accommodate different learning styles. AIM’s diverse student body brings a rich set of skills and life experiences to the educational program and student cohort.
At Ashland Institute of Massage, we recognize that massage is not only an individual health care practice, but it is also a sustainable aspect of a healthy community. We actively participate in community events and volunteer opportunities, encouraging our students to cultivate a widened view of themselves as they experience the impact of their work in a variety of settings. The beautiful valley in which our school is nestled is known for its community of highly skilled body workers, and this professional network offers much support for our students in their practices.
AIM offers an intensive immersion in the workings of the body, mind, and heart. It is also incredibly fun! Friends made here are friends for life, and our students are irrevocably transformed by their massage school experience.
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Even though the distance between us is great, not a day goes by that I don’t think of my loving AIM family.Jacqueline W., Class of 2011
AIM is not just a school that demands excellence. It is a community of skillful and thoughtful practitioners and teachers who subtly lift you up through a beautifully orchestrated web of support.Jaye M., Class of 2012
Going to AIM gave me my life back, allowing me to follow a lifelong dream, reconnect with humanity, and help people at the same time. What could be a greater gift to myself?Amelia S., Class of 2010
I’m profoundly grateful for your natural beingness and how you midwifed us into the program, into the skills, into the industry, and into the world.AIM Graduate, Class of 2011
This has been one of the most incredible and transformative experiences of my life. You are wonderful teachers and even better human beings. No words can express my gratitude to you. Thank you for your support, encouragement, and some of the best hugs ever.Dana K., Class of 2012
My experience at AIM was life-changing. The all-encompassing curriculum graduates well-rounded, advanced students. The faculty is genuinely caring and dedicated to each student’s long-term progress and wellness. I am incredibly grateful for my time at AIM and where it has led me to today.Anna K., Class of 2010
Thank you for all your kindness and support and for being able to see the beauty in each of us. I so enjoyed your class and how you held space for us to succeed. Thank you for shining your light so bright!Helen C., Class of 2011
Attending AIM is one of the best things I have done for myself. A truly deepening and fun experience.Joshua M., Class of 2009