Entries by Ashland Institute of Massage

Ashland Institute of Massage – Celebrating 30 Years in Ashland

The Ashland Institute of Massage is celebrating thirty years of being in business in Ashland, Oregon. In today’s interview I speak with local owners / directors, Laureen Sutton and Bryn McCamley to reflect on the growth and evolution of the school.  Specifically we will discuss the meta-skills a practitioner may acquire which inevitably end up separating […]

Summertime Success!

Gardening Hiking Pilot Rock Fishing Fish Lake Kayaking at Lake of the Woods Waterslide at Emigrant Lake Lots of driving Too much Shakespeare Renovating the cute old house All those little projects you finally have time for Napping in the Hammock Summertime activities leaving you with a kink in your neck or a sore low […]

Reflections on the Eve of Graduation

It is the week before graduation at the Ashland Institute of Massage. Our 2014 students are eagerly anticipating the ceremonial conclusion to their schooling. We “permanent fixtures” of the school are watching them now with fondness and admiration. How much they each have grown and blossomed! Graduation is bittersweet for the instructors and administrators at […]

Letting in the Light

Here at the Ashland Institute of Massage most of us wear a number of different hats. We are a small school, so multiple job descriptions is the norm. I wear four primary hats: massage therapist, science instructor, bodywork instructor, and co-director. The last is the most recent hat to top the pile and has been […]

Free Friday Enrichment Series

Calling massage and bodywork practitioners! Come participate in our free enrichment series occurring Friday afternoons at Ashland Institute of Massage! We are fortunate to live in an area that values a high level of massage and bodywork expertise. These lecture/demonstrations are offered to our students and the community at large to continue growing our level […]

Ashland Institute of Massage: It’s STUDENT CLINIC Time!!

Yahoo! Our students are at the point in their training where they get to practice their handiwork on their biggest supporters – YOU! Student Clinic is an opportunity for members of our community to receive massage from the talented students at Ashland Institute of Massage. While Swedish massage is the foundational modality, other bodywork techniques […]


Come help us celebrate with our FALL SPECIAL in the CHRYSALIS MASSAGE CLINIC! Enjoy a 90 minute massage from one of our newest therapists for the price of one hour ($60). Call 541-482-5134 to schedule your session anytime in the month of November. The past year has been a busy one in the Chrysalis Massage […]

Massage School Then and Now

This past week, my daughter was looking through old boxes and came across the stack of faded photos from my first time in massage school: California, 1980. What a time warp! Nearly everyone in each photo was nude, for a start. As I recall, clothing was highly optional. We spent 110 hours together learning lots […]