Timeline of Irene’s Myomassology Institute

“On behalf of Irene, Kathy our Faculty and Staff, we thank all of you for your support over the decades! It has been an honor and a blessing to watch thousands of students thrive in our environment. We love all of you for your hard work and dedication to our mission,” Thank You.


Irene Gauthier Began Teaching
Massage in Her Basement

September 1987

Myomassethics Center Opened by
Irene Gauthier & Tom King

Fall 1987

Irene’s First Textbook Printed

January 1993

Irene’s Myomassology Institute Opened by
Irene & Kathy Gauthier

1993 – 1999

Irene’s Expanded Three Times from
3,000 sq. feet to 8,000 sq. feet

Fall 1999

Irene & Kathy Purchased Land and
Had It Rezoned for a School

May 2000

Land Blessing of the New Property

July 2000

Irene’s Video Produced

April 2001

Irene Earned National Accreditation

May 2001

The Grand Opening of Irene’s New
17,500 sq. feet Facility

Fall 2001

Irene’s Approved for Financial Aid

January 2009

Michigan Massage Licensing Signed Into Law

March 2009

Irene Received a Tribute
from Governor Jennifer Granholm

June 2010

Irene’s 90th Birthday Bash

June 2010

Irene Received a Joint Resolution from Mayor Brenda Lawrence

October 2010

Irene Gauthier Passed

August 2012

Irene Gauthier Inducted
into Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

July 2013

Irene’s Given the Excellence
in Education Award

August 2013

Irene’s Awarded Massage School of the Year

September 2017

Irene’s 30th Anniversary

July 2018

Jeanette Roach named Massage
Therapy Teacher of the Year

September 2022

Adam Skubik joins the Family Business


Carrying On Irene’s Legacy

In Irene’s words, “Always seek the truth. Speak the truth.
And serve your fellow man with love and compassion.”