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.

Spirit of Learning® 2014-15 Program


100-hour teacher certification created by Carey Smith

The Center for Embodied Teacher Education offers the country’s leading teacher training for massage, somatic and healthcare educators. The program provides a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required for effective teaching — while exploring the dynamic relationship between philosophy and methodology in an embodied learning environment.

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Enjoy the Student Massage Clinic at BTI


Sign up for our last clinic of 2014 on September 25-27

Get a great massage at a reasonable price from our talented students in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program. These are one-hour sessions that can be used for stress reduction and general well-being, or can be focused on specific regions of muscular tension in the body. By appointment only – go to our Clinic page for complete information.

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BTI Introductory Massage Workshop


Register for our next class on September 28

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.