A Message from Our Director
Dear Prospective Student:
U.S. News and World Report cited that the Labor Department estimated that massage therapy jobs would grow by almost 20 percent by 2018. The ever expanding field of massage therapy awaits trained therapists to work in spas, with other health professionals, or in private practice.
Do you want to work for yourself? Do you want to be part of a hands-on profession that provides a valuable service as a part of health care? Do you want to work with other health professionals, or use your career as a part-time addition to current work? DSM is ready to assist you in your personal journey to learn about this exciting health professional field. Our mission 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. At DSM students are constantly reminded of the importance of their own self care and personal growth, as well as learning how to help their clients help themselves.
Attending the right massage school is much more than learning lessons. It should open the door to understanding holistic health and the wide variety of opportunities that studying massage and bodywork presents. It should help create confidence, build character, and develop a healthy physical and emotional attitude toward life. DSM understands this voyage!
DSM is the oldest massage therapist-owned-and-operated massage program in the State of Maine. In 2008 we produced the DVD A Gift of Touch, an instructional DVD that adds to the student’s tools for learning massage. Our new textbook, Kinesiology for Manual Therapies, published by McGraw-Hill in January 2010, further expands our teaching abilities. The book was written for the massage student, the graduate, and for the promotion of continuing education. A Gift of Touch and Kinesiology for Manual Therapies are the result of years of teaching, practice, and experience. They complete our program objectives and assist the learning process by combining the art and science of massage with kinesiology.
You may be assured that this catalog meets our high standards and requirements, so that you will get as much information as possible from this publication. Knowing that, take a careful journey through this catalog, examine the qualifications of our experienced faculty, read about our diverse course offerings, and write down all your questions for our dedicated staff. Contact our admissions department and attend one of our frequent open houses to see how DSM can play a part in your education. We invite you to investigate this exciting health professional career at DSM and learn that the signature of your art is touch. Contact our admissions department and ask for a tour to see how DSM can play a part in continuing your education.
Nancy Dail, Director
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, […]