School History

Founded as the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy in 1982, the massage school was committed to the power of healing and to high standards in educating both beginning and advanced students to earn a living through helping others.

Mary-Jo Myers Mary-Jo Myers
  • Founder Mary-Jo Myers was determined to prepare excellent practitioners for successful careers, and the school sought to exceed the exacting standards of respected professional organizations in the field, including the American Massage Therapy Association, the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and the International Association of Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapists.
  • 1992 became the first AMTA curriculum –approved school to become accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)
  • In 1998, a student massage clinic was added, affording students important experience in providing muscle therapy for the community.
  • In 2001, due to growth and expansion needs, the school moved to Oaks, Pennsylvania.
  • In July 2008, we returned to where it all began - King of Prussia where today it offers a massage therapy program and a range of continuing education for bodywork professionals and athletic trainers.

PSMT joined the Cortiva Institute family of schools in June 2005. The Cortiva Institute – Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).

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