Welcome to the Body Therapy Institute

Experience Learning that Changes Lives – through the Power of Massage Therapy

BTI Grads have a remarkable 98% pass rate on the national massage licensing exam

Visit BTI and discover how you can have a more satisfying and meaningful career!

BTI is a massage school that offers programs of exceptional quality in a spectacular natural environment. Discover a place where you can realize your goals and dreams through an integrative approach to massage therapy based in mindfulness, compassion and somatic awareness. We invite you to join our diverse community of learners to explore the marvel of the human body and experience the potency of conscious touch for healing and transformation. Call us at 919-663-3111.

Dr. Ben Benjamin returns to BTI


10 Most Common Neck & Back Injuries – October 3-5

This workshop will teach you how to effectively assess and treat the most commonly injured structures in the neck and back. You’ll learn how to differentiate muscle, ligament, and disc injuries, and you’ll fine-tune your palpation skills and hands-on treatment techniques. There will be ample time to develop the skills you need to address a wide range of complaints.

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Bamboo-fusion® with Ivy Jo Staton


October 30-31 – just before the license renewal deadline!

In this luxurious modality, therapists glide heated bamboo sticks easily across the skin, reducing tension and encouraging the body and mind to feel regenerated and revitalized. This wonderful technique can be utilized during a table session and/or with chair massage. You must experience the warmth and relaxation of this technique to appreciate the advantages of it.

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BTI Introductory Massage Workshop


Register for our next class on November 1

In this enjoyable day-long workshop, you’ll learn effective massage techniques from our master teachers, and you’ll practice the optimal body mechanics and quality of touch exercises that allow BTI graduates to excel in their work. If you’re considering professional career training at BTI – or just want to gain great relaxation and stress reduction skills – sign up today!

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Our Campus at South Wind Farm

Come to a massage school in nature… where you’ll be in the midst of rolling meadows, ponds and lush forests filled with native wildlife. South Wind Farm is our beautiful country campus, located in the heart of the North Carolina Piedmont. Here, the spaciousness and tranquility provides an ideal setting for learning, healing and enjoyment.