Welcome to Irene’s Myomassology Institute

As a prestigious Michigan Massage School, we deliver an amazing education preparing you for a successful career. Irene’s is a nationally accredited massage therapy school by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training) that provides everything a national institute offers and much more.

We are a family-owned business that truly cares about each and every student. Irene’s therapeutic massage training is founded on her techniques and 50 years of experience. Come join our family and start your journey today!

Founder Irene Gauthier, C.T.M.I., NCTMB

Long past the age of traditional retirement, Irene remained dedicated to her work. With fifty years of massage experience and thirty years of teaching experience, she was a highly sought after massage instructor.  Building upon knowledge passed down from her father and grandmother, Irene began to formally study massage in the 1950s.

Many of the techniques you learn at Irene’s are unlike any other.  Based on her decades of experience, research and intuitive nature, she created a multitude of techniques to help her clients to heal.  These are all contained in the textbook she wrote for her Metro Detroit massage school. Irene Gauthier developed a comprehensive educational curriculum designed to set our students up for a promising and rewarding career.

Executive Director Kathy Skubik, MSA

Having enjoyed Irene’s influence throughout her life, Kathy has obtained a thorough knowledge of bodywork. Her Master’s Degree in administration has been useful in organizing a comprehensive program. Her interest in natural health has led her to include a wide variety of holistic methods in the school’s curriculum. Her desire to facilitate student growth motivates her to provide the best program in bodywork available.

As Irene’s Myomassology Institute continues to flourish, Kathy’s vision remains clear. The school that began as a way for her mother to share her passion and wisdom will remain true to its roots. Sharing health, love, compassion, respect for the Earth and all its inhabitants, and an unrelenting quest to learn and grow is Irene’s legacy, and Kathy continues to carry it forward with pride.

Get to Know the interesting story behind Irene’s Myomassology Institute.

Irene’s Faculty & Staff

A good instructor inspires students to learn. At Irene’s Michigan Massage School we recognize the fundamental importance of having great teachers in the classroom.

In addition to that, we know how important it is for students to be provided with guidance and support from the office staff.

Everyone working at Irene’s has been hand-selected based not only on their skills but their desire to help others succeed.

While earning a State Massage License,
you can look forward to:

Attending school on a beautiful campus.

Learning about healthy lifestyles.

A flexible schedule with day or evening courses.

Making lifelong friends.

A life changing experience.

Increasing your self-esteem.

Being a part of a supportive community.

Lifetime job placement services as an alumni.

I started at Irene’s in February and it has been a great experience for me. Before I started at Irene’s I knew I wanted to go back to school but spent a year not knowing what I wanted to go to school for. I heard about Irene’s online and decided to visit in January, I immediately fell in love with the school and it is a perfect fit for me and my future.

The school is very welcoming and warm, the staff and instructors are awesome, I love learning new things in all of my classes, students are involved and helpful. I would give this school 10 stars if I could.

– Angel R., Alumni

The moment I walked in the doors at Irenes, I felt “at home”. It was gratifying to be among like minded individuals, though we all came from different places and were different ages. The education I received was beyond excellent and I was offered multiple jobs upon graduation. All I had to say was, “I went to school at Irene’s.” It’s the Yale of the massage schools.

– Jen V., Alumni

Irene’s Myomassology Institute has been invaluable in our hiring process. Their students have made intelligent hard working employees. I will continue to maintain a close working relationship with this school so that we can meet new therapists whenever we’re ready to hire.

– Erika A., Employer, Superior Massage Therapy

Irenes provides such a well rounded education. Not only did I learn the basics of massage, anatomy and good health, as a student we were offered many wonderful elective options to specialize our careers. Irenes students truly standout in the massage industry. I have been in practice for 10 years and am so very proud to be a graduate!

– Michelle P., Alumni

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are Irene’s Massage School Credentials?

Approved by the State Massage Therapy Board

Licensed by the State of Michigan since 1987

Certified by IMF

Institutional Member of the ABMP

School Member of the AMTA

Research Donator for the MTF

Founding Member of the AFMTE

Approved by THE FSMTB

Q. Does Irene’s have Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veteran’s Benefits to help pay for school?

A. Irene’s has a financial aid department that assists students in securing all the funding they are eligible for. Our Kempley Massage Scholarship provides up to $2,000 for qualified students who need additional help with tuition.  We are proud to offer VA Educational Benefits to help veterans with school expenses.

Q. Does the school pay for our licensing exam and State Massage License?

A. Irene’s pays for both the licensing exam and a Michigan State Massage License.

Ready to Get Started?

Come Join Our School and Start Your Career Today!