Why Do Students Choose Downeast School of Massage?


Attending the right massage school is much more than learning lessons. Here at Downeast School of Massage, we believe it should open the door to understanding holistic health and the wide variety of opportunities that studying massage and bodywork presents to you.

That’s why our program focuses on:

  • Creating confidence
  • Building character
  • Developing a healthy physical and emotional attitude towards life
  • Teaching you the art and science of massage so you can create a long and successful career

We are committed to continually expand with the profession so we can offer our students as many opportunities as possible.

What’s are two great next steps that you can take to explore your possibilities in the massage profession?

1. Simply call us now at 207-832-5531 and speak with Emily, our friendly and helpful Admissions Guide to find out more.

2. Visit us in person to experience a tour of our beautiful campus and learn how YOU can OPEN THE DOOR to a dream career today!

What do we offer you?

Science and Muscle Courses

Science is the foundation of your art. The development of your palpation skills and the technique utilized is based on the structure. Pehr Hendrik Ling (1776-1839), the founder of the Swedish system of medical gymnastics, believed that a thorough knowledge of the human body and nature’s laws was a minimum for an intelligent understanding of […]

Massage and Related Courses

Although DSM has a strong foundation in the sciences, the program goes well beyond science and teaches the student a wide variety of practical experiences. Massage courses begin with a comprehensive presentation of therapeutic massage theory and technique. Integration with other courses during the program enables the student to give a massage treatment designed for […]

Career Development

Ethics and business courses prepare students to maintain high standards and achieve success. DSM has a variety of courses to stimulate the business side of the career field. The reality is that after the student has combined art with science, he/she has to figure out how to market, promote, and run a business. The courses […]

About Us

The Downeast School of Massage was established in 1981 for the purpose of training individuals in the professional health career field of Massage Therapy. The mission of DSM is to train individuals in the art and science of therapeutic massage for an entry-level professional career, for continuing education, and for personal growth. Open to a holistic philosophy, DSM provides a wide variety of traditional and alternative subjects, giving the students a firm foundation for growth and gaining skills necessary for practicing massage in a caring, competent manner. Our goal is to endeavor to provide the highest quality education to individuals enrolled in our program. DSM encourages each student to investigate personal growth physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually in a friendly, supportive, country environment.

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Continuing Education

DSM offers continuing education in order to present a holistic approach to learning. Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Polarity, and Centering Techniques for Body/Mind are available to take in combination with a program choice or separately from the core at a later date.

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Recent blogs

The Heart’s Evolution by DAVID LAUTERSTEIN

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017


by David Lauterstein

Caring for our Bodies is Sacred Work by Nancy Dail

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Caring for Our Bodies is Sacred Work
Love of Self
For Broad Bay Congregational Church on August 23, 2015 in Waldoboro, Maine
With Nancy Dail

CORE Structural Integration and Myofascial Therapy

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

CORE Structural Integration and Myofascial Therapy:
A Lifetime of Improving Structure and Function
George P. Kousaleos, LMT

Advocacy for Client Health

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Advocacy for Client Health
By Nancy Dail

equine sportsmassage

Jo-Ann Wilson, M.Ed.,

Nationally certified and licensed massage therapist was a longstanding associate of the late Jack Meagher, pioneer of sportsmassage. Jo-Ann is the Director of Wilson Meagher Sportstherapy, a program within which she trains massage and physical therapists worldwide, and offers workshops for horse owners. Currently, Jo-Ann is the Sports Therapist for the United States Equestrian Team, […]

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Nancy W. Dail, BA, LMT, NCTMB

Has been a professional massage therapist and member of the AMTA since 1974. She is the founder and director of the internationally known program at the Downeast School of Massage in Waldoboro, ME (1980). A leader in her field, she has served on the AMTA national board, numerous committees, and was the charter President of […]

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