MASSAGE – IS IT A REALLY WEIRD PROFESSION?

In Austin, we have a saying, “Keep Austin Weird.” I have always prided myself and our school for helping to keep Austin weird – since massage is still regarded as a little weird by some people. It still gets made fun of in movies, TV, cartoons, etc. Then I asked myself, “Well, what does being “weird” really mean?” I started by looking up the root meaning for the word. Here’s...
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8 REASONS TO ENROLL IN THE OCTOBER EVENING CLASS

1. Start a career you will LOVE by Spring 2016! The October Evening Class is a 6 month program. This means you can start your new career as a Massage Therapist in April 2016! 2. Learn from a great instructors, Christopher Fritel & Gretchen Cole Our teachers are all extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to helping students become the best Massage Therapists they c...
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Meet Our Teacher: John Conway

The teachers at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School have skill, experience, and a true passion for Massage Therapy. Let’s take a moment to get to know one of the 500 hour program instructors. Q&A with John Conway Q: When did you start your career in Massage Therapy? A: I began working in 1980. Q: Why did you decide to become a Massage Therapist? A: I was nearin...
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Where can you work as a Massage Therapist?

Before choosing to become a massage therapist, I volunteered in variety of settings for working health professionals. I quickly saw that, of the health careers I was interested in, the one that offered me the most variety and the most freedom was massage therapy. Since then, I (and many of our graduates) have worked in an incredible variety of contexts. Here are just some of t...
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Meet Our Teachers: Jason Hammond

The teachers at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School have skill, experience, and a true passion for Massage Therapy. Let’s take a moment to get to know one of the 500 hour program instructors. Q&A with Jason Hammond Q: When did you start your career in Massage Therapy? A: I began working in 2008 at a massage franchise in North Austin. Q: Why did you decide to be...
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Meet Our Teachers: Gretchen Cole

The teachers at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School have skill, experience, and a true passion for Massage Therapy. Let’s take a moment to get to know one of the 500 hour program instructors. Q&A with Gretchen Cole Q: When did you start your career in Massage Therapy? A: I started at TLC in 1994, after having taken extension classes in a numerous alternat...
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Stop Boring Work!

I find it incredible how many people don’t enjoy their jobs! I began doing massage nearly 40 years ago and I enjoy working almost every day! And on hard days I still have no question regarding the worth of what I am doing. Boring work results from a mismatch of one’s abilities and the needs of the job. It can deprive one’s life of a sense of meaning. What are your favo...
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6 Signs You Should be a Massage Therapist

  1. 9 to 5 job just isn’t for you You like a flexible work schedule where you can choose your hours. Massage therapy is the perfect fit – you can work as little or as much as you want at the hours you choose. You won’t be sitting at a desk all day – you will be working with people, helping them to feel better.   2. You like working with your hands Massage ...
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Touch and the Real Meaning of Life

The hard rain and wind are ways the cloud has to take care of us. -- Rumi Learning massage is never a matter of just acquiring technical skills. Massage school is also a place where people have a chance to respond with gentleness, with touch, and with knowledge to painful things in their lives. People come with hope regarding finding more meaningful work, often after deeply f...
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Grad Chronicle – James Uhl

by James Uhl After graduating TLC in 2011 I immediately began gaining experience by working on my own practice as well as doing chair and sports massage for different events around the city. In July, 2012 I received my NASM Personal Training certification in attempt to bridge two aspects of care to help my clients. Still trying to round out my practice I received an advanced...
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