Hands On Healing is also the home to Postural Bodyworks Institute, a massage therapy instructional program located in Montgomery, Alabama.
In this blog post we’re going to explore the massage industry as a whole.
While the massage industry is currently a healthy market with a rather promising long term outlook, much of the industry is demanding that massage therapists have more and more education, and that each therapist be able to provide therapy that many long-standing schools simply do not teach.
This has lead to an explosion of entry-level therapists into the field who are often ill-equipped to handle what is vastly becoming the new industry standard.
Together, we have worked diligently over the years to raise Hands On Healing to what it is today, the premiere location in central Alabama for massage and manual therapy.
Through PBI, our goal is to set the standard of excellence that the industry is seeking in entry-level massage therapists.
Forming this school has been challenging, spanning over 4 years of dedication to researching and developing a curriculum that meets all of the current needs of the growing massage industry.
Initially, our direction in teaching was focused on continuing education and working with already trained and licensed therapists.
We were quickly faced with a growing dilemma during the course of teaching these classes, because many of the attending therapists had major flaws throughout their fundamental skills.
Issues ranged from their body mechanics and the application of pressure, all the way down to their hand placement and understanding of anatomy and physiology.
Realizing that in order to teach therapists advanced bodywork methods and techniques, a solid ground education needed to be established to expand upon. Development of PBI began by reexamining our continuing education classes and defining what advanced work we genuinely wanted therapists to know.
We then reached out and consulted with a school in Florida that had been open for 24 years to help build a groundbreaking program that seeks to challenge the status quo of massage education.
While any general massage program can help a prospective therapist enter the field and find a reasonable job, few stand out in their ability to offer new therapists the skillsets necessary to work with medical or athletic professionals.
Our program at PBI has accomplished just that!
Our mission is to see that a therapist entering the field will be able to meet the demands that we, the instructors, deal with every day.
Few massage school programs offer the insight that can be gained when students are learning from therapists that actually work in the industry, thus allowing instructors to give real life scenarios and case studies to help students experience first hand what it takes to be an advanced bodyworker in the industry today.
This endeavor has been a long and arduous road, demanding more from us at Hands On Healing than any task we’ve set for ourselves to date.
In the end, we’re confident this program will help the growing massage industry of Alabama (and the rest of the country in years to come) strive to achieve greatness.
The therapists that will change the future of massage will be graduates of Postural Bodyworks Institute!
For more information about Postural Bodyworks Institute, check out our website: www.posturalbodyworks.com