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Downeast Massage School logoExplore the path of Massage Therapy
and open doors to your future!

Attending the right massage school is much more than learning lessons. It should open the door to understanding holistic health and the wide variety of opportunities that studying massage and bodywork presents. It should help create confidence, build character, and develop a healthy physical and emotional attitude toward life. DSM understands this voyage!

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UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES
Saturday, August 16, 1 pm

Please come and tour the school, meet some of our faculty and staff, and ask all the questions you may have about our programs. FMI call 207-832-5531.
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Student Massage Clinic

Make an appointment for a massage by a DSM student in our Student Massage Clinic. Many choices of days and times.
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“The Downeast School of Massage provides top notch education from leaders in the industry, which equips graduates to be highly effective critical thinkers and therapists who mindfully treat per each client’s individual needs. Just as valuable are the caring support, personal growth and transformation and close bonds formed all with a healthy dose of Heart in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Thankfully, the learning, guidance and friendship continue well beyond graduation, because it’s a hard place to leave behind!”

Kate Gerencer, July 2014


“As a student at DSM, I was given the guidance, techniques and knowledge to become a professional massage therapist in the state of Maine. I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to study with Nancy and her colleagues. Upon graduation, I will be working as a LMT in a collaborative non-profit center for healing. I truly believe that my education through DSM has given me the ability to make a difference in people’s lives with therapeutic massage.”

Kat Pound, September 2013


“As a physical therapist, one of the primary reasons I enrolled in the DSM was to expand my hands-on manual therapy skills in my therapeutic “tool box.” I chose DSM because of their commitment to providing a scientific background as a foundation for all their students, as well as their reputation for providing a thorough massage education. The courses in Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology were comparable with those of my undergraduate education in exercise physiology.

“What I came away with from the school was far more than I expected. Not only did I expand my collection of manual therapy skills, but also I gained a whole new level of understanding of the healing benefits of hands-on treatment and massage.

“The addition of massage in my practice will help bridge the medical model of client care with the more holistic health model of wellness and prevention.”

Susan Volmer, December 2008

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