Attending Irene’s Myomassology Institute will be something you will never forget! In addition to gained knowledge, you will experience both spiritual and emotional growth. Irene's Michigan Massage school provides a safe and professional environment for learning.
What our students say about their experience at Irene's . . .
"After visiting other schools and doing some research, I was lead to Irene's. Anticipating the arrival of my first appointment to check out the school, I had no idea of the feeling I felt when I walked in the door, or I should say when I got to the parking lot! I was in awe of the beauty of the place when I pulled in! The structure of the building, the amazing flowers and landscaping that surrounded this place and the smiling people walking out the door. When I walked in I felt an instant peace and serenity about the school. I was greeted at the front desk with a smile, and after my tour of the school, I knew that this was the place I needed to be. I then applied, got accepted and enrolled immediately. After my first night of school, I knew I had made a great decision, but I did not know how much this program would change my life.
The elective classes were amazing. I mean who would have thought that spending a weekend in class would be so much fun! There was not one elective class I did not enjoy and learn from, and I loved being at the school for the weekend. It became like a second home. I remember one time walking into the kitchen and a classmate was cooking omelets for everyone, two girls were showing each other some Yoga stretches, some were discussing life over a cup of tea, and I just remember taking it all in and thinking where else can you go to school and see these kinds of things? It was just such a neat thing to experience."
Meredith Wallace, February 2008
"Elective classes are absolutely incredible. Giving us tons of information and hands-on experience, which gives more material to work with and tailor each session for our clients to meet their needs. I feel like a kid in a candy store. I want to take almost all of the elective classes that are offered. It's amazing how much information we have been given in this short amount of time: hands-on training, anatomy, physiology, pathology, business class, applied myomassology, ethics and everything was taught in a nice and student friendly way. This is truly the best school I have ever attended in my life."
Olga Molodtsova, February 2008
"It has been a blessing to be in this school where the student is recognized, nourished, and empowered. Where the faculty is open-minded, driven, knowledgeable and goes out of their way and supports everyone."
Colleen Haddock, October 2007
"The experience I've had at this school has been life changing. The elective classes I've taken have been very beneficial in many ways. They've enhanced my way of living and opened my mind spiritually. I never thought learning about massage therapy could be such a wonderful journey."
Tammy Jenkins, September 2007
"What a wonderful year it has been! A year filled with excitement, enlightenment, anticipation and appreciation. Irene's has definately changed my life. Who would have ever thought that I would learn so many meaningful things about life and myself by attending Myomassology School? I have grown a lot this past year. I am so excited about my future in practicing myomassology."
Dana Harper, February 2006
"I have never encountered a school like this before in my life. From the moment I drove up in the lot I could feel a sense of awe. This school is as comforting as a warm hug on a sunny day. Every one I encountered was friendly and warm."
Cheryl Morris, February 2008
"Irene's has helped me realize that I can do anything I wish and even though I might have to take a different or longer route I should never give up on my career, my life and my dreams. I am so thankful to be part of a school that teaches hope and love as well as education."
Bailey Pichan, February 2008
"The one thing I noticed straight away about Irene's is that no matter how bad of a day I had, or how difficult a time in my life was, the minute I walked through the doors all that was bothering me was somehow left outside the building. The feeling of security, warmth, comfort and a sense of home is what Irene's has to offer every person that has a desire to learn at this school."
Gail Sayers, February 2008
"Thank you Irene for all of your efforts all through the years, because without you I wouldn't be who I am and where I am today."
Jillian Werhowatz, February 2007
"Before coming to Irene's I had been to a few other schools and looked at a few other programs. None of what I saw elsewhere impressed me at all. When I came to Irene's for a tour, I was struck by the wonderful positive energy and friendly people here. I didn't need to look any further and I knew that this was where I wanted to be."
Ilse Morero , February 2007
"I am 36 years old and I feel like I just woke up from a really long nap. Now it's time for me to start living. I have a lot of time to make up. I really love all my teachers. I was blessed to have all of them in my life this past year. I have to say Irene is my hero. I have not met anyone in my life like Irene, I have great love and respect for her. I would not have grown like I have this past year if she had not started this wonderful school. IMI has changed my life for the better. I tell everyone I know about the school, I tell them even if they don't want to do massage to go this school because it will change their life."
Melissa, February 2007
"I always enjoyed my Hands-On class because of all the massages I received. I think receiving massage from classmates (almost every week) has made me a healthier person physically and mentally.
Jayne Dapoz, September 2006
"I have only very fond memories of my time at Irene's. No matter where life takes me I will always think back on Irene's with tears of joy for the people whom I have met, the education I received and the guidance to achieve my passion that I have waited so long to do."
Maribeth Hernden, September 2006
"This, the completion of school, is the first major achievement of a checkered life. It's improved my confidence, my self esteem, and my assertiveness. For all this I am forever grateful."
Eric Mularski, May 2006
"There was a lot more to massage, a good massage, than just rubbing people down. I can actually make people feel good with my own two hands. I never realized just how powerful touch can be. I did go through alot in the past year, but somehow when I came to school all of the stress from the day or the past week was lifted. I was relaxed and refreshed as soon as I walked in the doors. There is no way to put into words the experience I have had, simply amazing."
Rosie Harrison, February 2006
"Wow! This is the end of the year and it seems like I only started a week ago. I have never thought I would say this about a school, but I am sad to leave. Irene's school has an unbelievable atmosphere of peace, tranquility, kindness and tenderness. When I walk through the doors of this school, I feel as though I can escape from the real world of stress and everyday living responsibilities. The atmosphere reminds you to have awareness of well-being. You meet alike people that are willing to explore their higher selves. Everyone has a common interest: to help others."
Anna Cameron, September 2005
"Wow, I don't know how I am ever going to be able to get everything done in a year. Well, that year has come and gone and it has been one of the most memorable of my life. At my time here at IMI I have learned so many new things and met many new friends. At my time here at IMI, I have also grown as a person. I have changed in many ways, such as how I treat my body and how grateful I am for my health."
Angela Fodor, May 2005
"I am very grateful I had the opportunity to join the IMI family. It has taught me alot about myself physically and emotionally. I know I can come back any time I need to for guidance or to just feel loved."
Amanda Krajewski, May 2005
"My experience at IMI this past year has been incredibly life changing. When I first stepped foot into this program I had no idea what I was doing or what I had gotten myself into. On my first day here I was scared, anxious and excited at the same time. Little did I know that over the next year not only would I learn alot about the work I am doing now, but alot about myself as well. This school has taught me more than I would have ever imagined."
Kat Stevens, February 2005
"My experience at Irene's Myomassology Institute has ignited a growth process within. I am grateful for the unconditional acceptance and guidance shown to me. It has influenced my personal, professional and spiritual outlook."
Rhonda Kay, February 2005
"I listened to my inner-self and enrolled at Irene’s Myomassology Institute. It was the most liberating thing that I have ever done. I have learned more in one year than college and high school combined. Outside of a very comprehensive and successful massage program I learned some objective virtues that I believe will stay with me for the rest of my life."
Darin J. Green, January 2004
"The instructors and staff have been tremendous. I have never had such caring, loving, nurturing teachers or supportive staff at any educational institution I have attended. The staff here wants you to succeed. I feel that they believe that your success is their success. Along with Irene, they are what really makes Irene’s such a wonderful place to study."
Cynthia Koroly, February 2003
"This school has taught me that unless I take care of myself I will never be able to take care of another person. It has taught me to always make sure that what I'm doing is for the good of myself as well as others. I have also learned that I should listen to and with my heart as well as my head, listen to my dreams and to go with my intuitions."
Gretchen Vasquez, 2003 Graduate
"Through her deep commitment to health and well being, Irene has been a great mentor to me. They way she strived to educate people was contagious. She offered the wisdom towards healthier living in a plain and simple manner, then asked the question, 'Do you want to heal?"
Joy Van Bael, 2001 Graduate
"This school was like no other. As soon as you opened the door, you could feel the energy surround your entire body. The smiling faces that greeted you as soon as looked up. This has definitely been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The knowledge that I have now I will carry with me always."
Terri VanDeVen, 2001 Graduate
"Irene’s Myomassology Institute has been one of the best and most useful experiences in my life. This is my lifelong dream that I am finally living... I've obtained valuable information that will help ease peoples' pains. The institute not only taught massage, but also created healers. Thank God for Irene"
Gregory T. Szydlowski, 2001 Graduate
"When I was first researching massage schools, I was immediately drawn to Irene’s. Pouring over the booklets, I felt like I had more freedom of choice at this school, than any others... Coming to Irene’s has changed my life for the better. Thank you so much for such a rewarding journey."
Lucie Bourgeau, 2001 Graduate
"I decided to make the change when I had grown sick of my job which I had been working at for eleven years. One year later I started at Irene’s and I would have to say it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. So now here I am, a better person, and I feel that I truly know myself spiritually."
Paulette Gniatkiewicz, 2000 Graduate
"When I started school back in May I had no idea that this year would be a turning point in my life. It has changed the way I look at people, the way I eat, even my outlook on life.... I am certain now that this was exactly where I needed to be at this point in my life.... I am very thankful for this past year, I have made many friends who I will never forget and many life lessons which will stay with me always."
Abigail Hueter, 2000 Graduate
"My journey started at Irene's Myomassology Institute. Mention the name Irene in the massage community and immediately the response is one of deep respect. Irene Gauthier is a true pioneer. She has explored, studied, shared her knowledge and worked tirelessly at bringing respect and professionalism to massage therapy. The training was both comprehensive and holistic and I am as proud of my certificate from Irene's as I am of my nursing diploma."
Brigid McCabe, 1999 Graduate
"Elaine, my wife and companion for thirty years, tells me that she has never seen me so engaged in education. She has been with me through my B.A., an M.A., and M.B.A. and a year of pilot training. She knows that this is the first time that I went to school because it was 100% what I wanted and 100% for me. This has allowed me to be open to the wonders that it has offered to all of us."
Russell B. Wright, 1998 Graduate