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MASSAGE SCHOOL

Shape your future with massage therapy

Our mission is to create a safe environment for our students to grow, heal, and learn while offering them a high-quality, hands-on education. Our purpose is to guide our students towards developing into better versions of themselves, resulting in graduates who are well educated, confident, professional and ready to serve their clients.

We believe the key to being a successful massage therapist requires good boundaries and ethical practices. Our goal is to empower our students by providing them with the training required to enforce healthy boundaries and provide the highest quality of care to their clients.

PHILOSOPHY

We understand that every student has different needs and learning styles, and that can mean some individuals require more guidance than others. Our instructors are available for one on one sessions outside of the normal class times to help assist students in grasping concepts and techniques. We want all of our students to be as successful as possible, so we provide non-judgemental assistance to anyone who asks for it.

CARING APPROACH

Director and founder Sarah Lehmann has been through every journey a massage therapist can take. Starting as an employee, working for different businesses in the Gallatin Valley, to being a sole practitioner working her own business, to building a successful spa and massage school employing others, she brings all levels of experience to help guide her students in whichever direction they choose to go.

EXPERIENCE & INSIGHTS

Learning Starts with Good Teaching

OUR PROGRAMS

Select a program below to find out enrollment periods.

Preparing for the state MBLEX (the state licensing exam) is a daunting task. Our school provides you with the required education so you're prepared to take the exam right after graduation. Students are typically fully licensed and ready to begin their careers within a couple of weeks of passing their exam.

  • Tuition

    $12,100 with Financing
    $11,000 when Paid in Full

    Tuition includes:

    • All Books

    • 4 Set of Sheets with Face Cradle Covers

    • 4 Blankets

    • Oil and Oil Holster

    • Stool

    • Massage Table & Carrying Case

    • First Aid/CPR Certification

    • Professional Photoshoot & Marketing Materials

    • Montana State Licensing Fee

    • MBLEx Licensing Exam Fee

    • Complementary Yoga

    • 20% Discounts on services at our professional spa

     

    We offer financial assistance through our school for those seeking help with tuition costs. The AMTA also offers scholarships through their website: AMTAmassage.org.

    All Books

    Included with tuition

    This program covers academic material through required books:

    • Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage – 6th Edition

    • Trail Guide to the Body – 6th Edition (Option to get the workbook too)

    • The Educated Heart – 5th Edition

    • Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapist

    • Between Heaven & Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine

    • Informed Touch: A Clinician’s Guide to Evaluation and Treatment of Myofascial Disorders

    • Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology – 7th Edition

    We offer financial assistance through our school for those seeking help with tuition costs. The AMTA also offers scholarships through their website: AMTAmassage.org.

    Program Courses

    Semester One:

    • Ethics and Therapeutic Relationships [40 Hours]

    • Anatomy [70 Hours]

    • Physiology [45 Hours]

    • Pathology [40 Hours]

    • Swedish [60 Hours]

    • Introduction into the Professional Practice [30 Hours]

    • Energetic Modalities [30 Hours}

    • Working With Trauma [20 Hours]


    Semester Two:

    • Spa Massage [10 Hours]

    • Prenatal Massage [10 Hours]

    • Sports Massage [20 Hours]

    • Myofascial Release [25 Hours]

    • Neuromuscular Therapy [30 Hours]

    • Clinic & Clinic Class [125 Hours]

    • Assessment [20 Hours]

    • Kinesiology [20 Hours]

    • Asian Theory [30 Hours]

    • Business [25 Hours]

    Financing Options

    Our school is dedicated to offering a flexible payment option for those interested in spreading out their cost of tuition. We offer a payment option for after the required initial *$2,500 deposit and the rest can be funded.

    • $11,000 - Paid In Full

    • $12,100 - *24 Monthly Payments of $400/mth

     

    Ready to enrol, pay here

    Download More Financing Info (PDF)

Beginning: March 18th, 2024

Graduation: March 30th, 2025

Classes Days/Times: Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 6:30pm to 9:30pm & Saturdays: 9:30am to 4:30pm with an hour lunch from 12:30pm-1:30pm (includes Fridays 6:30pm - 9:30pm from July 12th - August 23rd, 2024)

NOW ENROLLING

Evening / Weekend Program [650 hrs]

  • What do I need to wear to a yoga class?
    Every studio is a little different, but for our studio you will want to wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. In the studio we don’t wear shoes, so normally people are barefoot or wear socks/slippers, though barefoot is the most common. Our room is typically between 68 - 73 degrees, so if you chill easily you may want a sweatshirt to start. You will get warmer as you move through the class.
  • What do I need to bring to a yoga class?
    At our studio we provide mats, blankets, bolsters, blocks, and straps. We encourage you to bring a water bottle and offer filtered water to fill it with, along with tea and other warm beverages. If you have your own mat or props, then you are welcomed to bring those with you. If you use one of ours, we ask that you spray it down and wipe it off after use.
  • What happens if I’m late to a yoga class?
    If you are running more than 5-minutes behind then it’s best to not attend the class. It can be disruptive to the other students when a late student comes in and has to set up their mats. If you miss the deadline, our front desk staff will gently turn you away so please try to arrive early or on time.
  • Does your facility offer showers?
    We have one shower in our facility that is open to use on a first come, first serve basis. You can request a towel from our front desk staff if needed.
  • What is your class cancellation policy?
    We ask that our students cancel at least 1-hour before their class start time. This ensures that there is an ample amount of notice to allow other students to sign up for the class.
  • Do I tip my yoga teacher?
    Though it is not very common, tips are always welcomed by the instructor. It is more common to tip an instructor 20-30% on a private yoga session, but with public classes it’s not expected.
  • What happens if I can’t make it to a class that I signed up for?
    We ask for a 1 hour notice to cancel your spot to avoid being charged. If you have an emergency, just call the studio to avoid being charged.
  • Tuition

    $13,300 with Financing
    $12,750 when Paid in Full

    Tuition includes:

    • All Books

    • 4 Set of Sheets with Face Cradle Covers

    • 4 Blankets

    • Oil and Oil Holster

    • Stool

    • Massage Table & Carrying Case

    • First Aid/CPR Certification

    • Professional Photoshoot & Marketing Materials

    • Montana State Licensing Fee

    • MBLEx Licensing Exam Fee

    • Complementary Yoga

    • 20% Discounts on services at our professional spa

    All Books

    Included with tuition

    This program covers academic material through required books:

    • Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage – 6th Edition

    • Trail Guide to the Body – 6th Edition (Option to get the workbook too)

    • The Educated Heart – 5th Edition

    • Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapist

    • Between Heaven & Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine

    • Informed Touch: A Clinician’s Guide to Evaluation and Treatment of Myofascial Disorders

    • Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology – 7th Edition

    We offer financial assistance through our school for those seeking help with tuition costs. The AMTA also offers scholarships through their website: AMTAmassage.org.

    Program Courses

    Semester One:

    • Ethics and Therapeutic Relationships [40 Hours]

    • Anatomy [70 Hours]

    • Physiology [45 Hours]

    • Pathology [40 Hours]

    • Swedish [60 Hours]

    • Introduction into the Professional Practice [30 Hours]

    • Energetic Modalities [30 Hours}

    • Working With Trauma [30 Hours]


    Semester Two:

    • Spa Massage [30 Hours]

    • Prenatal Massage [30 Hours]

    • Sports Massage [25 Hours]

    • Myofascial Release [30 Hours]

    • Neuromuscular Therapy [30 Hours]

    • Clinic & Clinic Class [130 Hours]

    • Assessment [20 Hours]

    • Kinesiology [20 Hours]

    • Asian Theory [30 Hours]

    • Business [30 Hours]

    Financing Options

    Our school is dedicated to offering a flexible payment option for those interested in spreading out their cost of tuition. We offer a payment option for after the required initial *$2,500 deposit and the rest can be funded.

    • $12,750 - Paid In Full

    • $13,300 - *24 Monthly Payments of $450/mth

     

    Ready to enrol, pay here:

Beginning: September 9th, 2024
Graduation: August 30th, 2025
Classes Days/Times: Tuesday, Wednesdays, & Thursday: 9:30am to 4:30pm with an hour lunch from 12:30pm-1:30pm (includes some Monday and Fridays in the Second Semester)

NOW ENROLLING

Weekday Program [750 hrs]

  • What do I need to wear to a yoga class?
    Every studio is a little different, but for our studio you will want to wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. In the studio we don’t wear shoes, so normally people are barefoot or wear socks/slippers, though barefoot is the most common. Our room is typically between 68 - 73 degrees, so if you chill easily you may want a sweatshirt to start. You will get warmer as you move through the class.
  • What do I need to bring to a yoga class?
    At our studio we provide mats, blankets, bolsters, blocks, and straps. We encourage you to bring a water bottle and offer filtered water to fill it with, along with tea and other warm beverages. If you have your own mat or props, then you are welcomed to bring those with you. If you use one of ours, we ask that you spray it down and wipe it off after use.
  • What happens if I’m late to a yoga class?
    If you are running more than 5-minutes behind then it’s best to not attend the class. It can be disruptive to the other students when a late student comes in and has to set up their mats. If you miss the deadline, our front desk staff will gently turn you away so please try to arrive early or on time.
  • Does your facility offer showers?
    We have one shower in our facility that is open to use on a first come, first serve basis. You can request a towel from our front desk staff if needed.
  • What is your class cancellation policy?
    We ask that our students cancel at least 1-hour before their class start time. This ensures that there is an ample amount of notice to allow other students to sign up for the class.
  • Do I tip my yoga teacher?
    Though it is not very common, tips are always welcomed by the instructor. It is more common to tip an instructor 20-30% on a private yoga session, but with public classes it’s not expected.
  • What happens if I can’t make it to a class that I signed up for?
    We ask for a 1 hour notice to cancel your spot to avoid being charged. If you have an emergency, just call the studio to avoid being charged.

"If you’re looking at massage therapy programs, I highly recommend Restful Touch School of Massage Therapy. Sarah is a passionate, dedicated, and knowledgeable massage therapist and educator. She truly wants the best for her students, and goes above and beyond to create a safe learning environment and a high-quality education. Attending Restful Touch School of Massage Therapy is a life-changing experience. You’ll finish the program with the skills, confidence, and professionalism to practice many different types of massage."

Maeve Green

"Being a former student of Restful Touch I can highly recommend attending! It was such an amazing experience and helpful stepping stone for me to expand my education and personal growth. Sarah, Kizzy, and Eddie are all very supportive and helpful teachers! This is without a doubt the best massage therapy school in Montana! Take the leap and apply, you won’t be disappointed :)"

Ann Kennedy

Testimonials

Our Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals with over 30 combined years in bodywork and are highly knowledgeable and experienced in our industries.

Sarah Lehmann

Instructor

Sarah, founder, and teacher at Restful Touch School of Massage Therapy graduated from Bozeman’s former Massage School in 2007 and has been practicing in the Gallatin Valley ever since. Since graduating, Sarah has gone from renting a small room in Four Corners to expanding into her Spa location off of Kagy. Sarah realized her passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge and experience with employees through her business, often hiring therapists straight out of school. With over 15 years of massage experience, Sarah has created a safe environment in her Spa and continues that same safe space in her school and teachings.

Kaitlyn Willis

Instructor

Anatomy & Physiology Instructor. Kaitlyn holds a masters in Health Sciences focused on anatomy, and has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology since 2019 at the undergraduate level. This career path is where she learned that she has a great passion for teaching. Kaitlyn currently teaches anatomy and physiology at Gallatin Community College where she works with students of all ages and backgrounds. Her main priority is helping students become the best versions of themselves by providing a safe space for students to be their authentic selves & making sure her students have a solid grasp on the materials she presents to them.

Rachel Stewart

Instructor

Rachel graduated from Morrisville State College with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Sciences in Massage Therapy in 2016 and has been practicing ever since. Prior to that, Rachel graduated with a Certificate of Completion in Esthetics from the Continental School of Beauty. Rachel has also received her bachelor’s degree in Wellness Management from the State University at Oswego along with her Holistic Health Coaching certification through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has training in modalities such as active isolated stretching, orthopedic massage, neuromuscular therapy, pin and stretch manual therapy, massage cupping, and more. She specializes in Therapeutic Deep Tissue and Rehabilitative Massage.

  • Graduates will have the knowledge, educational hours, & resources to study for, and pass the MBLEx licensing exam to become professionally licensed in Montana.

  • Graduates will have efficient knowledge in a wide variety of bodywork techniques, allowing them the ability to work with all body types.

  • Graduates will have the tools and resources to start their own business or be employed immediately after becoming licensed.

  • Graduates will have a well-rounded understanding of boundaries, complementary modalities, & the human body, allowing them to serve their clients in an authentic and integrous way.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Our mission is to create a safe environment for our students to grow, heal, and learn while offering them a high-quality, hands-on education. Our purpose is to guide our students towards developing into better versions of themselves, resulting in graduates who are well educated, confident, professional and ready to serve their clients.​

OUR MISSION

Massage therapy is a stable occupation with the flexibility to start your own business or have a rewarding career employed in numerous opportunities. The average starting wage of a licensed massage therapist is $35 to $40 an hour plus tips, with plenty of room to grow. We offer a successful curriculum that teaches current techniques rooted in a deeper understanding of human physiology. Our program also gives you the tools to grow your client base and your career goals beyond the classroom.​

STABLE OCCUPATION

Whether your clients come to you for pain management or just to relax after a rough week, you’re doing them an important service. The sense of gratification that comes from helping others' quality of life is eternally satisfying.​

FUN & GRATIFYING

Why Choose Massage Therapy

Financial Assistance Available Through the School. Contact us for more information.
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