International Institute of Massage Therapy
The International Institute of Massage Therapy (IIMT) is proud to offer Professional Certification Massage Therapy Program and a Public Massage Clinic
In operation since 2010, IIMT's commitment to excellence requires small class sizes and provides high quality instruction with extensive hands-on experience for every student.
An intensive program which covers 882 hours over 11 months, IIMT sets high standards for potential graduates while promoting integrity within our healing community and guiding graduates to their ultimate success.
Quality, Ingerity and Dedication are the foundation of the IIMT program. Come fulfill your potential with the best!
We strongly encourage students to take advantage of our Volunteer Option Hour program to increase their hands-on experience beyond IIMT's already extensive classroom and practicum requirements. V.O.H. affords students the opportunity to gain practical experience that will count toward the hours needed to graduate.
Note: As of July 1, 2013 Idaho is now a massage regulated state - a state occupational license is required
Meet Our Faculty Members!
Instructors at IIMT are highly qualified within their fields; each has extensive experience as business owners within the holistic wellness community. All are active within their respective fields and continue to pursue personal and professional growth. Their dedication to providing ongoing care and quality instruction are critical to the successful learning environment at IIMT.
School Director / Owner since 2010
Jasmine Kinney NCMT,LMP,CH
Private Practice -Healing Phoenix Massage since 1999
A dedicated practitioner and business owner, Jasmine brings the full spirit of 'intentful living' to all of her endeavors. Jasmine is motivated by the principles of kindnes, and of leading by example in the journey of authentic self and experience. She uses the power of laughter and an open heart to motivate and guide her students to overcome fear and doubt, and to help them achieve true healing for themselves and those around them.
Her students often say that she makes learning fun and knows when to push students and when to step back and allow them to simmer in contemplation. She enjoys the spark of self-awareness that the education process gives her students. Jasmine has high expectations of all students. She requires all student graduates to sit fo rthe NCBTMB exam (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork).
Jasmine is committed to living life to the fullest with excellence and compassion - her career includes experience in professional athletics, hospice care, assisted living, Special Olympics and concierge private practice. She has traveled the world with a sense of adventure and yearning to always learn from exciting and extensive continuing education opportunities. Enjoying the freedom and responsibility her industry affords, she has learned from masters and engaged herself in the deeper human connection.
Providing an authentic and real atmosphere infused with FUN, Jasmine has been teaching since 2004.
Jasmine Instructs several Classes for IIMT:
Massage Theory and Practice:
- Students learn that knowledge of body mechanics is neccessary to understand and properly utilize massage techniques.
- Students learn to perform a Swedish 120 minute signature massage as well as prenatal and infant massage. MLD, MFR, PPR, NM with introduction to basic Swedish gymnasics massage and injury rehabilitation.
- Students learn how to create an assessment and execution of a client service plan along with medical charting and reporting.
- Students learn the structure, use and availability of 125 accessible muscles.
- Students learn placement, movement and palpation.
- Students learn advanced kinetic testing, injury assessement and orthopedic testing for injury recovery.
- Students learn the conceptual foundation and application of reflexology for feet hands, face and ears.
Business ,Goal Setting & Successful Marketing:
- Students learn valuable skills to set goals.
- Students learn to create effective business plans.
- Students learn to overcome personal challenges to fulfill their potential.
- Above all, students learn to be authentic and identify what motivates them to achieve professional as well as personal goals.
Anatomy & Physiology
Nutrition & Holistic Life Coaching
Dr.Karie Jonak CN, ND
Owner of - 3 RIVERS HEALTH CENTER * click picture for website
Dr. Karie has over 25 years of education and experience in health and holistic coaching. She brings enjoyment in learning the systems of the body, She concentrates on the relative approach while adding a twist of intrigue and zest to the classroom. Her fun loving and kind demeanor helps students retain the details of A & P. Her ability to meet adult learners on all levels and blend the detail with practicality assists with the retention.
Students learn systems of the: Skeletal, Muscular, Integymetary, Renal, Digestive, Reproductive, Lymphatic, Limbic, Brain and Cranial Nerves.
How each system is altered by massage and why.
Dr. Karie also provides personal guidance in health through her abundance of knowledge as a Naturopath and Nutritionist.
Eastern Theory, Acupressure, Tai Chi & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Joe Siuda M.A., L.Ac.
Owner of - Golden Compass Oriental Medicine * click picture for website
Joe's course in Eastern Medical Theory covers the Chinese Clock - Meridians and Elements, Gua Sha and Cupping and 1 hour of Tai Chi per class.
Joseph Siuda is a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Idaho and holds a Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine. He uses acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and Tai Chi Movement to promote optimal health and well-being in his clients.
"My passion for Tai Chi and Taoist philosophy led me to study at the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Austin, where I earned a Master‘s degree in 2004. I was certified to teach Tai Chi in 1999 by the Peaceful Dragon School of Tai Chi Chuan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My current teacher is Dr. Don Lee Schurman of the Sleeping Tiger School of Internal Arts, Idaho Falls.
I first became interested in the healing arts through my involvement in Shorinji Kempo, a Japanese martial art where acupressure was taught alongside techniques for self-defense. In my twenties I discovered Tai Chi, where Taoist philosophy is embodied in graceful movement and health and self defense benefits are united in one art.
My Master’s thesis research on the Japanese use of Chinese Herbs as a cultural anthropology student further ignited my interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which led me to pursue formal training in 2001 at the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Health and information is freedom.
At its heart, TCM is a very practical healing system. Once the language barrier is overcome and a few key concepts are introduced Chinese Medicine is simple to understand. My goal is to demystify TCM and empower patients to take charge of their own health."
Thai Massage & Self Care Yoga
Alexandra Epple CTP,CYI
Owner of - Connection OM * click picture for website
Bi-Annual THAI massage CEU courses
Personalized Aruvedic Cousel - Self Care assistence
* Working on a 150 HR addition to the program for 2014
As an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Anusara Inspired Yoga Instructor, Thai Massage Therapist and Teacher, I draw from the ancient healing arts of the East. I view the human being in a holistic way and seek to treat it as such. My strengths lie in assessing your current state of health, developing a plan on how to shift what needs to change and supporting you in making those shifts.
I will educate you about healthy lifestyle choices, provide you with body therapies to accelerate your healing process and guide you on your path towards optimal health.
IIMT Admin. and Tuition Resources
Leslie has held a credential in massage since 2003 from Washington state. She has spent a dedicated 25 years working a variety of dividions for Boeing. Leslie has the aspiration to begin her CPA degree.
She is the office and finacial Liason for IIMT creating a plan for every individual. Assisting Jasmine in the operations of IIMT, Leslie is an amazing asset to the school and facility.
Call us if you have questions about your future within the facility.
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Michelle Fletcher * Self Care Yoga