September 30, 2015

Graduate Gallery

I have discovered that I have potential to be warm and caring which I always found myself cold and never really thought about the importance of touch.
~ Jordan Boardwine
Come into this program with the desire to work on maintaining your health throughout your career!
~ Flor Alvarez
Favorite part of the entire program was learning about cupping massage and the power it has to heal what our hands can reach.
~ Diana Segura
My favorite part of this massage program was our awesome instructor Teddy! We were truly lucky to have someone who genuinely wanted to see us take off in our careers and wanted to be there every step of the way!
~ Jayme Ponder
My favorite part was during the clinical hours, when clients would come in with pain they felt and through out the massage their pain either healed fully or felt way better than before.
~ Gladys Alvarez

My favorite part was the holistic approach to the program, it was exactly what I was looking for; As well as the people met and the friendships I made.
~Verónica Ortiz Vega
My biggest advice for someone wanting to join the program is that it’s not just a massage therapy program it’s a program that will change your life. The education you get is so beneficial to your overall well-being.
~ Jessy Kimbrell
This program has changed the way I see my body, not just the outside but how deep all the systems go inside, it also gave me perspective of how broad massage therapy is and how many different modalities there is to learn.
~ Karina Pietri

OSTMY was the exact confirmation of knowing that more exists. More learning, more community, more support, more acceptance to what is, more guidance, more vulnerability and more love.
~Leticia Gonzalez
I decided to study therapeutic massage to help relieve people who live with chronic pain, and help heal humanity.What I enjoyed the most about this program was the level of knowledge we received from instructors, the therapist I worked with along the way. ~Rebecca Flamino
My favorite part of the program at OSTMY was diving deeper into the therapy of massage and each system in the human body. I gained more knowledge that I am proud to take with me in my career. I woudn’t have been able to achieve this without the dedication of my instructors who encouraged myself and fellow students. ~Jordan Youngblood
The most valuable takeaway from this program is having all this knowledge and go out there and help the community.This program has taught me a lot. It has changed me as a person and how I see my body. I feel myself being more positive and aware of me and my surroundings.One of many strengths I discovered about myself is being more grounded and present for my clients. Being able to work more on my energy has helped me a lot. ~ Nicole Torres
I pursued my career in massage therapy because I saw it as an opportunity to grow and open many doors into the medical field along with healing.The teachers and the presence of the school was my favorite part of the school. Raven and Ann kept me grounded and focused. ~ Huguette Hernandez

The experience of a lifetime! This school gave me everything I need to grow as a certified massage therapist. The space was fantastic. And the teachers were even better. Thank you Raven, Mary and all of my fellow graduates for one of the best experiences of my life. ~ Katie Brandes
What a great experience! The quickest, most economical choice for massage learning in Florida, combined with amazing energy and lovely instructors! ~ Meegan Descheneaux

I was in the massage therapy program (evening class) and it was awesome. My teacher was very knowledgeable with a background in physical therapy and clinical massage. I definitely learned a lot about anatomy and got a taste of many different modalities and techniques (Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, reflexology, cupping, PNF, myofascial release, sports massage, aromatherapy, etc).

Class size was super small. I understand that the school is still growing, so that my change. Still, the small class size of seven people made a fantastic environment for the teacher to give individual attention to each of his students. It felt very personalized for each student. We were fortunate enough in the night class to have a daily two hour clinic to practice on each other as well as a public clinic to start working on bodies other than your fellow classmates. Lecture time included anatomy and theory.

Although this program is more affordable than other programs, I don’t feel I got a cheap education. I passed the MBLEx with no problem. I haven’t gotten my license yet, but I’ve already interviewed at a couple of different spas and gotten job offers at all of them.

I will say that it’s hard to juggle 40 hours of work and 16 hours of school, but if you’re dedicated and know you can handle the workload, you’ll be fine. Definitely a great choice for someone who’s looking for affordable training with flexible payment plans. ~ Dominique Turner

OSTMY is a fantastic place to train for a career in massage!
The school offers a comprehensive, varied massage training program at a very reasonable cost, especially when considering that other local schools charge $10,000 MORE than OSTMY for a comparable program.
The teachers are experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly. The program itself offers exposure to many different modalities, along with in-depth anatomy and physiology coursework, to fully prepare students for the licensing exam.
The organization of the program and small class sizes ensure that every student has lots of one-on-one instruction, along with lots of hands-on hours.
I would definitely check out OSTMY if you’re considering becoming a massage therapist! ~ Anthony Segreto

This is a wonderful school. The massage therapy program is perfect for those who want a thorough education. I felt comfortable and prepared when taking the mblex. Teddy Narvaez (massage therapy instructor) and Ravenflower Dugandzic (owner, school director) have put in much heart and hard work into this school. I am happy to have chosen Orlando School of Therapeutic Massage and Yoga. ~ Omar Mashood

I was a student at Orlando school of therapeutic massage and yoga and I absolutely loved it!!! Raven the owner is amazing and is so understanding and will help you out if you need it. The school was always clean and organized. We always had whatever we needed. I enjoyed my experience and would definitely recommend. The material I learned was also very thorough and detailed. I feel very prepared for my future career. ~ Siara Seese

This school was perfect for me! A very intensive program. An amazing value for what I’ve learned, with a fantastic 4-month schedule. My instructors were top-notch and well-experienced in both the theory, and practice of all things massage, and anatomy/physiology.
Thank you to our wonderful Director, Ravenflower, and to our superb instructors! ~Eric Stahl