College Profile: Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga
Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga in Blacksburg, Virginia offers a comprehensive Medical Massage-based curriculum: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Myofascial Release, Shiatsu and Thai Yoga Massage as major bodywork modalities, with Reiki, Polarity, Reflexology and Pregnancy Massage in-depth introductions. Yoga and Chi Kung are integrated into classes to promote wellness and safe massage practice, focus, and kinesthetic body awareness. Students are well-grounded in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Communication, Ethics, and Business Practices by their graduation.
The mission of Blue Ridge is to provide the very best in holistic health education in the art and science of therapeutic massage, in an environment supportive of personal wellness, consciousness, and transformation. Learning and practicing massage is more than a technical education -- it is a life choice to dedicate oneself to a path of service. For most this means employment in one of the growing wellness and medical fields now open to massage therapists.
Our graduates work in spas, resorts, salons, hospitals, chiropractic offices, health clubs, sports facilities, do workplace massage, and have private and group practices. In these venues, our graduates are able to earn a living in a rewarding career in which they are able to help relieve pain, alleviate stress, and help their clients to feel better.