Welcome to the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Wellness.
If you are considering a career in massage therapy, now is the time. Employment for massage therapists is expected to increase faster than average over the next ten years as more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
If you work full or part time, we offer convenient hours that will be great for you. The program is designed for the working adult and offers affordable tuition. Our students range in age from 18-64.
The future shows the promise of all health care professionals working together to give clients the “best” of each aspect of their individual professions. The concept of health care is undergoing a great change, with a larger emphasis on preventive care. People are looking for a more natural and more holistic approach within the health care system.
Our students and graduates are very proud of the fact that they have earned or are earning 650 hours of education in many aspects of therapeutic massage, various types of bodywork, and alternative healthcare classes. Additional certifications include Reflexology and Spa Therapy.
Dr. Dan Howes and Bonita Howes started ITMW in June of 1997 through a combined effort with the Board of Directors. The school was founded based on the basic principles of providing the community with well-trained and educated massage therapists. The goal of the owners and Board is to provide the students with the latest, most up to date information available for massage therapy and alternative bodywork.
Our campus is located in Davenport, Iowa, the Heart of Chiropractic, with Palmer College nearby. The school is located on an entire city block, with a large outdoor area, plenty of free parking, close to several restaurants, shopping centers, etc. There is also a wide variety of student housing available.