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Philadelphia, PA, August 29, 2015 --( New School in Philadelphia Dedicated to Teaching Massage Therapy and Bodywork

Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork (PSMB) recently opened its doors in Center City, managed by owners Donna Maria Zadie and Julia Bayardi, former teachers at the Massage Arts Center of Philadelphia.

According to Bayardi, the mission of this new school is “to strengthen the role of touch therapy in community health care through their comprehensive curriculum, student clinics, and community engagement in the wellness center, and by offering continuing education that will equip their students with experience-based training."

When the Massage Arts Center closed in 2011, Zadie and Bayardi, who had both trained there, began a conversation about the need for a school that could provide a level of massage therapy education that would fully prepare students to offer complementary care alongside a broad range of health-care professionals, as well as in private practice.

Following that first discussion four years ago, the new owners worked tirelessly to research best practices in massage education and combine that knowledge with their own extensive experience to create the school’s innovative curriculum and educational offerings for incoming students.

The PSMB core 700-hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program will be offered through both full-time day and part-time evening schedules. In order to graduate, students must complete training in anatomy and physiology, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and business practices; and they must complete 75 hours of hands-on learning in the classroom and in clinics.

Central to success of the school’s concept is a team of working, experienced massage therapists who will teach both the science and business of massage and will also supervise the students in their clinics to help them develop skills in a real-world setting.

Zadie explains, “Our instructors are passionate about their work and offer our students the wisdom of many years in the field. We believe that our high standards of education and our specially designed curriculum combine to give students an outstanding experience.”

The school will also offer ongoing Continuing Education Courses for its own graduates as well as other practitioners, making it the largest massage therapy training facility in Philadelphia. These classes—including a variety of movement practices, nutrition and other wellness-related seminars—will also be offered to anyone who would like to become part of the PSMB holistic wellness community.

Located at 1500 Chestnut Street at The Ellington, the school is centrally located and accessible by multiple forms of public transportation. Ample garage and metered parking is available nearby. Additional information about the massage therapy courses, admissions, and registration can be found on PSMB’s website http//
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