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.

Oncology Massage Therapy Intensive


April 16-19 with
Tracy Walton, MS, LMT

Nationally recognized expert Tracy Walton returns to BTI to offer her 4-day intensive on Caring for Clients with Cancer. Learn how to create safe, effective massage sessions for clients with cancer and cancer histories, how to adapt traditional massage to cancer and cancer treatment, and how massage therapy can be integrated into a patient’s overall care plan.

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Sports and Performance Massage


April 30-May 2 with
Sara J. Clawson, MS, LMBT

This comprehensive introduction to Sports Massage will give you a detailed understanding of sport-specific assessment skills, strategies for treating for common athletic injuries, and the use of biomechanics principles to help athletes of all levels optimize their performance during training, competition, and the movements of everyday life.

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BTI Introductory Massage Workshop


Register for our next class
on May 3

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.