2016 Continuing Ed Schedule Now Available

November 30th, 2015

stephens-BTI-ceBTI has another great year of workshops and advanced trainings in 2016 with some of the leading presenters in our field, including Tom Myers, Tracy Walton, Michael Shea, Claire Marie Miller and Ralph Stephens.

Many of our most popular courses will be offered again, along with nine new courses for your professional development. Expand your skills and knowledge while you get inspired and renewed by your time at our beautiful country campus.

As always, you can browse Workshops by MONTH, or Workshops by CATEGORY. Each course has its own page with complete description, learning objectives and presenter bio.

Get a 10% DISCOUNT on the cost of ALL 2016 continuing education workshops and advanced trainings at BTI. You must register and pay the FULL FEE by February 1, 2016. Click here for the details.

Ready to register? You can call the BTI Office at 919-663-3111, or use our secure ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM.

5 New Workshops added to the 2016 CE Schedule

November 30th, 2015

We have added five new workshops to the Fall CE schedule with BTI’s Co-directors Rick Rosen and Carey Smith. Take this opportunity to study with these highly-respected teachers and leaders in the profession. Many of your favorite workshops are returning to BTI this year, along with some new offerings. Remember that this is the FINAL year for CE at BTI.

Recent BTI Grad Wins $1000 National Award

November 18th, 2015

Kelly Berry, a graduate of Class 66 in the Massage Therapy Diploma Program at the Body Therapy Institute, was recently named as one of eight winners of the national Successful Hands Grant Program. This competition was sponsored by industry leaders Biofreeze, Massage Envy and Bon Vital, and conveys a $1000 grant to each winner, as well as a $1000 grant to the schools they attended.

berry_kellyStudents were asked to complete a 200-word essay on:
What success as a massage therapist means to me

Here is Kelly’s winning response:

“My answer to the question of what success as a massage therapist means to me now, two weeks away from graduation day, is different than the response I would have given if the same question were prompted a year ago. I entered into my massage therapy curriculum thinking that professional success meant making a living through the utilization of developed techniques designed to reduce tension, pain, and stress in clients’ bodies. My desire was to work in a helping realm and enable others to enjoy the somatic benefits of bodywork that I had previously enjoyed as a massage therapy client. I have learned along the journey that success is not only measured by that piece, but so much more. I now realize that real success in this field also involves cultivated self-awareness, an intention for the work we do, immense gratitude for that work, and the ability to hold unconditional positive regard for both ourselves and the unique individuals we touch. Success begins with self-care, and is fully achieved when we can work with our clients in an effort to support optimal balance and alignment in their lives as well as our own.”

Kelly let us know that she just passed her MBLEx exam and is on track to get her NC license. She said, “I have spoken with several employers in the Raleigh area and would like to work in an upscale, spa-type environment. I’m looking forward to getting lots of hands-on experience and an opportunity to network with other local therapists. My intention is to go into this work with an open mind and heart in regard to my future career goals in the field, which may shift later. I know that I will learn so much more along the way and I am so happy and grateful right now for all of this. I also miss BTI and the staff very much as I move forward. My education at BTI was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had and it will serve as an important and essential piece for the life I have discovered I want to build for myself. I will be returning for continuing education in the near future.”

We’re extremely proud of Kelly and her accomplishments to date, and will look forward to hearing about her success as her new career unfolds.


Enjoy the Student Massage Clinic at BTI

November 9th, 2015

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.

You’re Invited to BTI’s Next Open House

November 2nd, 2015

Featuring FREE SEATED MASSAGE and Refreshments! Visit our beautiful campus, learn more about the Massage Therapy Diploma Program, and how it can make a powerful difference in your life. Meet faculty, staff and students. No signup needed for the Open House – we look forward to seeing you here. Attendees will receive free registration for a BTI Intro Massage Workshop.