Body Wisdom School has exceeded my expectations and changed me as a person. I feel like I am a better person now and even more passionate to help others.Tiaira Powell, Des Moines, IA ~ 2-7-23
Body Wisdom provides a holistic, well-rounded massage therapy education and is welcoming to everyone. An amazing school. I grew so much as an individual since starting my program.Sierra Pleima, Pella, IA ~ 1-16-23
My time spent at Body Wisdom was more than just educational. I appreciate the many different aspects of the business Body Wisdom covered to prepare me as a professional. I would definitely recommend Body Wisdom for anyone seeking the massage therapy path. My time here not only brought knowledge, but a better understanding of myself. I feel I am leaving the school a more rounded person, which in turn helps me provide better for my clients. I appreciate that BW offers guidance for self-care, as that is essential for this profession.April Hardy, Waukee, IA ~ 12-10-22
ody Wisdom is a top-notch massage school. ALL staff is extremely involved in the most welcoming ways possible. The classes offered are incredible and it is evident that Ali puts her heart into the program. In my experience, I received great body work, learned SO much (all courses are quite in depth) and gained some wonderful lasting friendships along the way. What a great way to be welcomed into a new career and lifestyle.Amanda Meyer, Pella, IA ~ 12-05-22
I chose Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School for the wide variety of courses in their program.
From the moment I had my first phone conversation with G, to the end of my program, Body Wisdom has been a welcoming presence. The moment I walked into their facility for my interview, I knew I was in the right place. They truly care about the success of their students, and when they say “the door is always open, anytime.” They mean it.
Ali, the director of the school is ALWAYS, only a phone call away.Cecilia Penning, Hubbard, IA ~ 10-19-22
The education was top notch and the sense of community was nothing like I've ever felt before. I was lucky to be with a fantastic group of people from day 1.
My favorite instructors were: Jillian - her passion for Myofascial Release really sparked something in me and helped me find direction. Matt - his enthusiasm is unmatched. His courses give you a solid foundation on body sciences but goes beyond that. He changed how I see my body and how I'll move on a daily basis for the rest of my life. Michelle - she made me feel seen and valid. Reminded me why I chose to be a massage therapist.
As to practicing in the student clinic, I don't know what I would have done without this part of the program! It gave me real world practice in the safety of the school setting. There was absolutely no micromanaging which gave me the space I needed to really own my skills. I have so much more confidence because of it. The feedback from clients was fantastic. To be learning what people may appreciate, or don't, and how to handle it respectfully and without my world imploding. It was humbling and affirming. I feel ready to open my own business upon graduating.
I talk about Body Wisdom all time and will always highly recommend it.Jennifer Manuel, Newton, IA ~ 10-10-22
Body Wisdom provides a supportive environment for professional growth. With the variety of classes offered, there's plenty of room for exploration of different modalities and finding your niche. My overall experience was wonderful. I highly recommend Body Wisdom to prepare for a career in massage therapy.Emily Brubaker, Des Moines, IA ~ 9-26-22
Body Wisdom goes above and beyond to make sure their students are prepared for work outside of school.Maggie Bennett, Freeport, IL ~ 08-31-22
I was able to follow in my journey of learning, growth, and personal healing in a safe space with lots of amazing teachers (instructors and fellow students) guiding my way and I feel super grateful for the experience and everything I’ve learned along the way, personally and professionally. I would highly recommend that, if you are interested in becoming a massage therapist, go through the 900-hour program at Body Wisdom over other schools. You won't regret it - the program truly changed my life!Jessica Leo, Cedar Falls, IA ~ 08-23-22
My time spent at Body Wisdom has changed my life for the better. Between the instructors, staff, and fellow students, there's an amazing community to be a part of. I've learned so many valuable things that I can't wait to offer to my future clients. Thank you, Body Wisdom!Rachel Stogdill, Ankeny, IA ~ 07-25-22
I can’t say enough great things about Body Wisdom. From the course to the instructors, to the environment, to the peers… It always feels like I’m coming home.Wendi Smith, Des Moines, IA ~ 07-11-22
My experience at Body Wisdom has been life changing. I’m very fortunate to be able to get an education here. Everyone from the instructors to the students has benefited me in my journey!Vianey Grandado, Des Moines, IA ~ 07-10-22
I gained so much from the Lymphatic Drainage course, with its many resources of a manual, text book, and videos. Faith is a super knowledgeable instructor. On a scale of 1-10, there isn’t a high enough number to accurately rate her presentation, expertise, and personality. She’s off the charts.Kelly Johnston, Nevada, IA ~ 05-10-22
It has been a very wonderful experience. The staff, teachers, and other students are completely amazing. They're so understanding… you'll never walk into a place where you feel more loved by a group of people that isn’t your family.Maddie Nichols, Ankeny, IA ~ 05-04-22
There is so much that I absolutely loved about Body Wisdom, but I think what topped it all was the instructors. Each one of them seemed tailor-made for the class that they were teaching. Each one of them had so much knowledge on the subjects taught and I could tell they had a true passion for it. All my questions were always answered. From each one of them, I learned something that went far beyond the classroom - they all shaped me into the massage therapist that I am becoming.
I feel prepared and confident going out to seeing clients in my own business.
Body Wisdom has truly changed my life, and I am not just saying that. I will be forever grateful. I recommend it in a heartbeat! This school can't be beat!Kristi Comstock, Chariton, IA ~ 04-14-22
The Anatomy Course was very thorough and hands-on, which is helpful in the learning process! Matt is seriously the best anatomy teacher I ever had, especially with content that’s very scientific. He makes it interesting, applicable, uses real-world scenarios and examples, and so many things to help remember the content. Matt is very engaging and dynamic, which makes what could be boring content, very lively. Plus he’s very personable, relatable, incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and naturally demands respect.J. K., IA ~ 03-24-22
Sarah is absolutely wonderful (Therapeutic Massage Level 2). She is a breath of fresh air. She's upbeat but relaxed, professional and approachable. She has a plan for each class but leaves room to intuitively respond to the needs of her students that day. You can tell she has had years of perfecting her craft. She demonstrates options and shares techniques she’s found to be most efficient, safe, and effective for her clients.Anna Kucera, Des Moines, IA ~ 02-22-22
I absolutely loved going to school at Body Wisdom. The teacher/staff and other students are all wonderful! The atmosphere is contagious and I love all the positivity I'm surrounded by when I'm there.Emnie Peters, Des Moines, IA ~ 01-20-22
Body Wisdom is the premiere massage experience filled with amazing instructors and fulfilling education that will prepare anyone for an exciting, new career!Tori Carter, Knoxville, IA ~ 01-10-22
Coming to this school was the best decision I made. Coming out of high school I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to help people, and massage therapy definitely fulfills me and I absolutely love it! Body Wisdom made me feel so comfortable and I love everyone I met! Thank you for everything!Taylor Wills, Oskaloosa, IA ~ 01-04-22
I love Annie’s teaching style and personality. Her knowledge and expertise is incredible. She was my Therapeutic Massage Level 1 instructor and has been amazing; also in the elective courses. She’s one of my favorites due to her attention to body mechanics. Deep Tissue was another good refresher on proper form and not to use thumbs. The text book from this course is my favorite so far.Maryam Hijazi, DeSoto, IA ~ 12-20-21
My program was lined up perfectly. The experience of one course built right up to the next. The clinic course really fine-tuned everything, like sharpening each of my blades, incorporating new modalities as I progressed. Half way through clinics, I knew for sure that this was my calling.
All my instructor’s expertise could not be replicated. To mention some, Sarah will always have that warm spot in my heart as my great first instructor, while Sadie, Ariel, and Susan taught me three different approaches, forging a craft to treat the body as a whole, and Jillian’s approach helped me to morph into the therapist I’m proud to have become.
I am grateful for the bond I will always have with my classmates and feel honored to join the alumni family and represent it!
It is an intense program, but I look at it as you need a lot of pressure to change coal into a beautiful diamond. I gained so much more than I thought I was going to when I signed up for massage school. Body Wisdom made that difference!
I would recommend it to anyone: Sign up for it, trust in the process, and change lives!
Thank you! My best year on this rock!
Truly looking forward to spreading my Body wisdom knowledge and help people get into a state of healing.Mychal Sheridan, Ames, IA - 12-08-21
I graduated for Body Wisdom in 2008 and have been practicing massage ever since. I cannot even come close to words as to how I am able to last so long because of the techniques and education I have received at Body wisdom. My first position after school was at Massage Envy. I have been with Massage Envy ever since day 1. I get asked daily if my hands hurt after working for so long and my answer is always no because of Body Wisdom giving me such a great education. I do have one recommendation though if you are in massage school. Do a deep tissue class! Even if you are not deep tissue the techniques that you learn with the deep tissue class will save your hands! Thank Body wisdom and Massage Envy for making a huge part of who I am today.Tracy Radke, West Des Moines, IA - 12-04-21
I really loved the Jillian’s teaching style and the Myofascial Therapy course. Jillian is amazing!!! She has an infectious personality and made it easy to come to class! She is a wizard!!!!Haley Christowski, Des Moines, IA - 11-18-21
Jillian is awesome. Her approach to each course makes classes fly by. Getting to sit with the body and feel what’s underneath your hands during 48 hours of Myofascial Therapy, exceeded my expectations. Also the theory contact was well structured and in depth. Jillian meets each student at their level and helps them advance at their pace.Mychal Sheridan, Ames, IA - 11-18-21
Jillian is phenomenal. She is upbeat, funny, supportive, and holds space for her students (Myofascial Therapy). She’s a walking encyclopedia and has so many useful examples from her own practice to share.Anna Kucera, Des Moines, IA - 11-18-21
Body Wisdom was a life changing experience for me. I came into G's (Student Counselor) office as a caterpillar in a cocoon and walked out of the school with wings. The school and instructors and overall environment served as a great catalyst for personal growth. I'm grateful for the skill and confidence I've gained through this school, and for providing a space for so much genuine connection.Gloriose Umuhoza, Des Moines, IA - 11-08-21
I loved my time at Body Wisdom. They have great instructors that are very passionate about what they're teaching and sharing their passion with their students. I loved the flexible course schedule to fit my availability. I highly recommend Body Wisdom!Whitney Carlson, West Des Moines, IA - 10-19-21
The school exceeded my expectations, and I was able to complete my studies even while having my third child. Body Wisdom prepares you for a good career that you can make your own. You also meet lots of people to network with and get advice from at any time. You will be ready for taking on whatever coms your way.Cammie San, Des Moines, IA - 10-04-21
Susan (instructor Himalayan Salt Stone Massage) was an absolute Gem! So wonderful, cheerful, knowledgeable and entertaining… She provided great guidance and expert examples from real world experiences.Allison Smith, Des Moines, IA - 09-14-21
The Chair Massage Course was excellent and fun! I thoroughly enjoyed class with Deann (instructor). She was AMAZING! I love her style, hilarious and informative, loving and energetic ❤Tori Carter, Knoxville, IA – 8-23-21
Bridget (instructor) clearly loves this modality (Traditional Thai Massage on the Mat) and she has so much passion for it. I appreciated her attitude and personal care for myself. I know all my classmates would agree with me in saying how we all admire, respect, and love her.
She covered the content of the manual plus additional techniques and gave excellent demonstrations.
She’s amazing and I hope to be like her one day!Haley Vance, Des Moines, IA - 8-2-21
This course (Traditional Thai Massage on the Mat) was amazing and exceeded my expectations. The instructor provided so many helpful tips and tricks that will stick with me. It was an amazing class to start with at Body Wisdom. I’m looking forward to learning more!Maggie Balik, Des Moines, IA - 8-2-21
Bridget (instructor) had much to offer in Traditional Thai Massage on the Mat. She went above and beyond and did an amazing job fostering growth through safe experimentation and creativity in a controlled environment. She has a beautiful soul and it is evident that she is passionate and experienced. We all developed a great bond during the course. It was a beautiful experience all around.Samantha Garner, Newton, IA - 8-2-21
Body Wisdom was first brought to my attention by my massage therapist and friend while recommending an institute for me to begin my training. During my time there, I found the teachers reliable and passionate, the classes informative and well structured, and the owners gathered their knowledge by traveling and training techniques where they originate. The dedication and respect for tradition, as well as those who passed along their knowledge, is reassuring.
Body Wisdom fostered my confidence, understanding, and skills; preparing me to work in a myriad of different clinics or spas, as well as building my own practice.
My deeper understanding of the human body, how to identify and form treatment plans for muscular ailments, while always approaching situations with an inquisitive mindset is invaluable. This knowledge will keep my abilities effective, helping others to reclaim their health, and also bolster my own capacity for self-care. Moving forward while minimizing injuries and simultaneously building strength for a lifetime of evolving as a Massage Therapist and individual.
I would highly recommend Body Wisdom to anyone interested in a career involving massage or looking for knowledge to aid in a journey of self-discovery.
Thank you, Body Wisdom, for all the value you have brought to my life and our community as a whole.Frankie Hughes, Des Moines, IA - 7-24-21
LOVED the entire class. LOVE Rhonda. SO glad I took it as my first course. I'm going to do a lot of self-study in the area of acupressure... it's definitely my jam. I don't want class to end. Phenomenal. It exceeded my expectations.Jessica Leo, Ankeny, IA – 7-15-21
I had a wonderful experience at Body Wisdom and enjoyed the people and my different courses, like Maternity & Infant Massage, but also clinics, which thought me to be professional and gave me a major boost for my confidence in myself and my practice.
Bridget and Sarah (instructors) were so passionate about their work, and very kind and helpful. The school exceeded my expectations and I recommend it in a heartbeat: Please go to this school, it was the best decision of my life and it really shapes you to who you can truly be!Teonna Taylor, Ankeny, IA – 7-7-21
The energy at the school is unmatched - best teachers and really good people!
I loved all my experiences, especially the Maternity & Infant Massage course. It’s a beautiful thing to massage two people at the same time …
Everyone was great and supportive. Annie was my favorite instructor. Right from the first class, she made me feel completely comfortable while teaching and explaining the process of things. The Student Clinic Course helped me get over the fear of massaging strangers.
You guys are the best. I appreciate all that you did for me; I grew so much at your school and recommend to others all the time.Aubrey Newman, Ankeny, IA – 7-6-21
The Body Wisdom experience is everything you want it to be, but it's also what you need it to be. The curriculum is organized, motivating and scheduling is flexible. ‘G’ is knowledgeable and always approachable, but also an impressive powerhouse, helping you hold steady throughout the process. Getting through the classes and clinic hours is challenging but incredibly empowering.
The teachers are masters at their craft and encourage creativity and curiosity. The environment and spirit of the place holds everyone to the highest standards while nurturing each individual journey.
You get a great opportunity to connect with the other students and I personally feel like I finally found my tribe.
The work you do in this school is more than learning this wonderful skill set, you somehow also find the courage to transform into your authentic self.Kelda Ramsey, West Des Moines, IA – 7-2-21
Annie was great at explaining Neuromuscular Massage and helping students. Her personality is amazing; always positive and professional, with a healthy dose of humor. She offers great examples of real-life situations to relate to the material, and always answers questions with great expertise.Rachel Stogdill, Ankeny, IA – 4-4-21
Teaching at Body Wisdom has been an amazing experience. The students have all been professional and committed to their learning and promoting a healthy learning environment. The support from administration (Ali and G) is wonderful. I have never worked with someone that said to contact them with my needs at any time and truly mean it like the administration at Body Wisdom does!Leslie Cook, Des Moines, IA – 3-12-21
I didn't realize how much I would learn in the 52 hours. Sarah did an awesome job. She took extra time to go over material if needed. She has high energy and it came off she cared about every individual.
Sarah was great. Always on time, had high energy, and comprised with some unforeseen situations. I felt like she knew all the content and was professional from the start. Which made us be professional. (Therapeutic Massage Level 1)Mychal Sheridan, Ames, IA – February 12, 2021
Sarah is kind, compassionate, and straightforward. You can tell she really cares about our schooling and future. I was very impressed with Sarah's body of knowledge and I appreciate her style of teaching. (Therapeutic Massage Level 1Cassandra Anderson, Grimes, IA – February 12, 2021
It's the best thing I've ever done! (Massage Certification Program)
I really found myself and reaffirmed my passions here. What an incredible experience, I'm so excited to get out into the field.Alison Sokolov, Des Moines, IA – January 1, 2021
Sadie is amazing. I really enjoyed her as an instructor. She is very knowledgeable and up-beat. Her very calm yet bubbly demeanor made for a relaxed, supportive, and happy learning environment, which made it easy to understand the course content (Ayurvedic Shirodhara). Sadie ’s demonstrations were very thorough and she never hesitated to help. I’m looking forward to my future class(es)…Cassandra Anderson, Grimes, Iowa, December 20, 2020
Loved my experience at Body wisdom. They made me be a better me.Chrissy Adams-Brown, Indianola, Iowa, November 13th, 2020
I’m so thankful for my experience at Body Wisdom. I loved how teachers fostered a welcoming, relaxed learning environment, and appreciate the accommodations the school made during my pregnancy. Emily Bauler's passion for science and the human body were contagious. Sarah Hybels was amazing. She’s kind and nurturing, and an excellent instructor for Maternity & Infant Massage.Katherine Ward, Des Moines, Iowa, November 27, 2020
The Reflexology course exceeded my expectations. Dianna is absolutely amazing! I love her style, she is so easy going and helpful. She has a sweet personality, a great outlook; and she is such a good teacher: very knowledgeable and definitely an expert. I love her classes! As to the course materials, the charts were exceptional and the handouts were good too.Tori Carter, Knoxville, Iowa, October 29, 2020
This class (Therapeutic Massage Level 1) exceeded my expectations. In a week and a half I went from thinking *I* was good at massage, to *other people* thinking I was good at massage!
I became confident in touching strangers, keeping them covered appropriately, assessing concerns of previous accidents and injuries so as to do no harm, learned many kinds of strokes and ways to use my body in good healthy form, gained muscle myself and lost a few pounds from the wonderful physical nature of being a massage therapist.
I was inspired to go forward to learn many more ways to heal people and promote good heath.
The teacher was incredible - so knowledgeable and gave consistently energetic and engaging lectures with humor that didn't even seem like lectures. If the rest of the classes at Body Wisdom are of this caliber, I'm in the right place.Kristin Wilson, Des Moines, Iowa, September 28, 2020
My time at Body Wisdom (Massage Certification Program) has and will continue to change my life. The friends I've met and the lessons I've learned will be carried with me everyday into my new career. I can not wait to see what lies ahead and it all started at Body Wisdom.Tabbatha Miller, Des Moines, Iowa, February 4, 2020
Crazy Good Neckwork – Version II * Letter from course participant to Instructor:
I worked on a friend yesterday for the sole purpose of using the techniques from Monday’s class. She has a stutter and we have discovered that massage helps it a lot. So I was curious what this even more specific work would do to her. I worked on her neck for an hour. Longer than I planned, but that’s what happened. She gave me feedback throughout and I noticed immediately that her stutter faded away.
I received a message from her a moment ago. “My neck is sore and the ice felt great on it. I can move my neck more than I have been able to in years!! I didn’t stutter last night or today. Love it!!!”
Thanks for a great class!Sherry Ross, Newton, Iowa, January 27, 2020
Super knowledgeable teacher (Leisa Geerdes) and wonderful class to take (Craniosacral Therapy).Natasha Smith, Centerville, Iowa, October 28, 2019
The instructor (Leisa Geerdes) was amazing and great at giving instruction (Craniosacral Therapy).Che’rie Russo, Des Moines, Iowa, October 28, 2019
Loved the course (Craniosacral Therapy)! And I loved receiving this type of body work-it's very different then anything I've experience before!Natalie Nease, Des Moines, Iowa, October 28, 2019
Body Wisdom has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Not just educationally but also personally.Tiffany Dunagan, Des Moines, Iowa, October 02, 2019
I loved my experience at Body Wisdom! Body Wisdom can be transformational if you let it – I felt like it changed my whole being. The instructors are amazing and taught me techniques that are effective, utilize many parts of the body as tools, and keep me safe and aligned. They also emphasized the importance of taking care of myself mentally and physically, inspired me to be a better human -- to be grounded and intuitive and to dream big, and also were able to teach me anatomy/kinesiology/etc. in a way that FINALLY made sense and made me WANT to understand and learn more. I was inspired to take a more clinical route and ground my self and my practice in both science AND intuition, and for that I am grateful.
Clinic was a wonderful experience, the staff are incredibly supportive and encouraging, and I made some fantastic new friends. I would say choosing Body Wisdom elevated my skills as a therapist and as a human, and I would definitely recommend it to others. :)Chelsey Mykleby, Des Moines, Iowa
I have never taken a course like this one (Orthopedic/Sports Massage 96 Hours); and that is very much a good thing. The methods of approach to bodywork outlined in this course is very applicable in my practice and has been well received by my clients. Thank you, Body Wisdom for your outstanding training!Jillian Peet, Omaha, Nebraska, August 10, 2019
The orthopedic program at Body Wisdom will change the way you think about massage and increase your value as a practioner. This program should be a requirement for an LMT because it really is that valuable!Brandon Arnold, Des Moines, Iowa, August 5, 2019
I’m thankful I chose Body Wisdom for the depth of knowledge I gained from the instructors and the support I received along the way from all the staff and my fellow students.Jennifer Mavin, Carlisle, Iowa, June 19, 2019
Hot Stone Lomi Lomi is incredible. I highly recommend it for anyone wanting to incorporate stone work.Tabbatha Miller, Des Moines, Iowa, April 22, 2019
The staff is awesome! They seemed just as eager as I was to start learning. When I started my journey to become a massage therapist I knew absolutely nothing. Body Wisdom far exceeded my expectations. I left with so much knowledge and skills, not to mention the amount of new friendships made. I’d recommend this school to anyone.Amy Stevens, Des Moines, Iowa, April 14, 2019
Body Wisdom is not only a place to learn about healing through the art of massage (Massage Certification Program) but also this school has been a place of healing and inspiration to my soul. You are supported and encouraged to be you as you embark on the journey. The instructors, staff, clients, and classmates have been pillars of guidance along the way.Jessica Baier, Cumming, Iowa, March 26, 2019
This class is a great addition to my massage "toolbox". Soothing Belly Work helps me feel more confident in the techniques I can use for abdominal massage.Cammie Dudney, Des Moines, Iowa, March 25, 2019
My instructor, Faith, really cared about me as a person, and set me up for success.
She makes the class. Anyone who has taken a college semester can agree. Faith honed in on my brain and started to give me visuals in words to help me learn, it was amazing!! She is just really fantastic; what a great find in a human!! She is a lymphatic role model. I want to become Lymph certified now!Paige Fisher, Des Moines, Iowa, March 23, 2019
This (Lymphatic Drainage) was by far one of the most challenging yet rewarding courses I’ve taken through Body Wisdom. Faith’s passion for this modality is contagious and her teaching style is phenomenalMichelle DeMarie, Ames, Iowa, March 23, 2019
Good evening, G.
I want to say thank you for a wonderful experience Monday in Crazy Good Neck Work; and while the content wasn't what I expected, the experience was beyond my expectations in many ways.
The Body Wisdom facility was fantastic to support learning with a beautiful class room and natural light.
Rae, the instructor, was phenomenal to promote our learning as she encouraged questions and took the time to ensure we understand the content.
Ali, the director, stopped in during our class to greet everyone and encouraged communication between herself and the students.
The structure of the class to focus on experience through hands-on work and receiving was a priceless opportunity; it not only let us practice technique, but also reminded us what massage felt like through a client's perspective.
As a class, we also noticed your presence during a demonstration; we were impressed that you took time to observe and further understand one of the classes Body Wisdom offers.
The course that day was what I needed professionally and personally as it fed my spirit, encouraged my growth as an individual, and empowered me to be a better practitioner.
Body Wisdom resonated a quality learning experience, and this was consistent through every interaction before and during class. The certificate of completion was also beautifully presented and perfectly wrapped up the sublime experience of that day.
I appreciated the opportunity to experience Body Wisdom again, as it had been twelve years since I graduated, and I look forward to the next opportunity to return for continuing education.
Sincerely,Rachel Freeseman, Des Moines, Iowa, February 20, 2019
I always love coming back to Body Wisdom for Continuing Education. They keep adding more courses to keep it fresh and exciting.Sherry Ross, Newton, Iowa, February 18, 2019
I loved my schooling here and this – 11 years later: it’s just as good.Teri Riley, Des Moines, Iowa, February 18, 2019
I like taking CEU’s here & referred my husband to come here for education.Katelyn Dorland, Iowa, February 18, 2019
I enjoyed the class today and the instructor was fabulous.Amber Schubert, Iowa, February 18, 2019
Loved the class and am wanting to take Crazy Good Neckwork Version II soon.Abbey Rhoads, Iowa, February 18, 2019
I have attended courses over the last decade and a half, and am as happy with the school now as when I first started.James Kozuki, Earlam, Iowa, February 18, 2019
It feels so nice to finally find my purpose.Paige Fisher, Iowa, February 15, 2019
At Body Wisdom, the instructors took a piece of their heart and hands and gave them to me. Because of that I’ve become a great massage therapist. I’ve learned to give touch as a service with significance, using massage therapy to give back to the world. Body Wisdom has helped me learn that I want excellence t be my brand.
Thank you Body Wisdom – I am grateful to you!Deann F. Kluss, Iowa, January 2019
I found my home here. The classrooms become a safe space where you learn about massage, and about yourself. Honestly it’s hard to put my experience into words. It’s like finding a new favorite hoodie and never taking it off; or how do you know if the pear is sweet? Just taste it. Simply just experience Body Wisdom, and you will know what I mean.Trevor Grefe, Des Moines, Iowa, January 2019
Body Wisdom is the “Harvard” of Massage Schools in the Des Moines area. The school consistently has the best-trained massage therapists graduate. Once I see that the therapists applying went to Body Wisdom, they automatically are on the top of my list. The ownership & staff are top-notch, and the fact that they truly care about their students – not just their school/career, but their whole selves and their happiness – is what I think makes them stand out above the rest.Trish McFadden, Regional Developer Massage Heights Midwest and Owner of Ingersoll DSM Location, September 2018
So far this school has been an awesome experience. This has only been my first class but I love it. Staff & fellow students are so helpful & wonderful.Leslie Brownfield, Massage Student, August 2018
Body Wisdom School of Massage: Very experienced and professional instructors with focused specialties. I have multiple degrees (seriously) though several universities. The level of experience and professionalism is outstanding!Kathy Byars, LMT, September 2018
Body Wisdom sets the bar higher. Being a Body Wisdom Graduate is comparable with having an ivy league school versus standard schools. The instructors are awesome. Ali and G are wonderful people who work with you. If you are interested to be a massage therapist - this is the place!
I passed the national exam first time and completed my licensure efficiently. I’m proud to have been a graduate of the establishment and encourage anyone seeking a career in massage: Trust in yourself with Body Wisdom!Ysa Morrigan, LMT - Owner of Utopias Dawn, Private Massage Practice, September 2018
I love Body Wisdom! I had so many reasons that lead me to this amazing school. My family was in need of massage, & I knew I wanted to be a therapist of some kind, and finding massage therapy has been such a blessing from God. I prayed so hard to be in a profession that wasn’t a regular 9-5, but one that would make people relax and come back for more! I knew no one would turn down a massage, and I could fulfill my dreams of traveling with this job.
I can say I go to work every day & love my job.Gabriella Leanhart, LMT, August 2018
It seems clear to us here at Massage Envy in Clive that Body Wisdom goes the extra mile to ensure that a student comes away with a strong education, but just as importantly they concentrate on the therapists’ health, self-care, character, customer service ‘listening’, and teamwork.
I have always made it clear at our clinic that I thrive on a great person that gives a good massage, rather than an ok person that does a great job.Mike Earp, Owner of Massage Envy, Clive, Iowa, August 2018
I recently took the 8-hrs Crazy Good Neck Work course, and I had been excited about it to begin with, but it was truly wonderful! The instructor was so knowledgeable and had us diving in immediately to get hands on practice for each new technique we learned- and there were many! I love that she taught the techniques in a method that made it easy to incorporate any or all of them. I have been using these new techniques on my clients for the past month or so, and I am getting the most incredible feedback! One client stated that no one had ever worked on her neck that way before, and she felt amazing!! Since that course I am not only able to help my clients so much more, but they are that much more appreciative and loyal to me as their provider- a win-win! Crazy Good Neck Work is worth every penny and then some!!Kaara Mernka, LMT, October 2017
My father was a massage therapist and I grew up knowing the endless benefits of healing touch. I knew the moment I sat in on a class that Body Wisdom was where I wanted to develop my healing hands and heart. From the variety of courses offered, the kind and wise direction provided and family atmosphere Body Wisdom is the place to go if you truly want to help others heal.
While I am not a full time therapist at this time I use the techniques I learned on a daily basis with myself, family and friends. You are taught how to use different techniques to get to the same goal, providing comfort and healing. It's always exciting to be able to assure someone nervous about getting bodywork that they don't have to get undressed to get bodywork. I love that I have been taught/shown so many different techniques and modalities in my healing toolbox.
I always recommend Body Wisdom to others interested in practicing massage or even getting one. The student clinic is awesome!
Thank you and I can't wait to come back for more classes.S. Laila Jepson, LMT, October 2017
Attending Body Wisdom was a life changing event. I can’t imagine that any other massage school could be so supportive of their students. The teachers are professionals, carefully chosen, to teach each specific class, instead of one person teaching every modality, like I have seen at other schools. Each teacher is also a mentor, sharing their vast knowledge of not only the course subject, but also their experience as a massage therapist in general. I quickly viewed Body Wisdom as a second home and created strong bonds with my classmates, who became like family. I know I can always return to Body Wisdom for even more amazing and new skills to add to my business. Choosing Body Wisdom for my massage education was the single most important decision of my life. I will never regret it.Sherry Ross, 2017
Body Wisdom was a blessing in disguise for me. My journey into this career that drives my life began with a simple idea of wanting to be in a profession that helps those in need; and an injury I received prior to enrolling. I didn't want to go to an average school that pumps their students out in 3 months. I wanted, no, needed something authentic and true to the trade, that wasn't worried about pushing people out as soon as they got in. This school is faculty driven, staff driven, and also student driven. The teachers are personal and professional at the same time, and they are driven to help you to succeed in your career path. All in all, my path through the school is the reason I am who I am today. It has changed me and shaped me into someone I never thought I would be. And that is a good thing. Words will never bring justice to the thanks I have for my Body Wisdom family.
Since I began school my career has slowly been gaining momentum and truly gained full force when Ali and G set me up with my mentor, who I currently work with in Atlanta, Georgia. Like I said before, Body Wisdom isn't concerned with pushing you out, they are concerned with getting you where you need to be, and that's the most important thing of all.
This career has truly changed my life and opened my mind to new things and new people. I help/fix people for a living, seriously - what could be better than that?! Massage, specifically Sports Massage, is my passion, it's the driving force in my life. It has taught me how to love, to live, to fight, and to look ahead to better days.
In a career that requires proper etiquette, a caring nature, and a persistent and puzzle solving mind set, there's no place I would have rather gone to than Body Wisdom. Without it, I really don't know where I would be in life, but certainly not as happy as I am today in my career.Parker T. Ferguson, 2017
I graduated from Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School in 2015. It was a major life change for me, coming from 25 years in the medical field, going into massage therapy. Body Wisdom prepared me for being a professional licensed massage therapist. In class I was able to share my concerns and felt that the instructors, G, Rhett and Ali, listened to me, and helped guide me. I met several other people that were in the same shoes as me, such as instructors Ann Wallace, Diana Berry, Diane Baker, James Kozuki, Cassie Sampson, and several students, that were coming from a corporate or traditional medical field into the massage field. It was a life changing experience! I have never looked back and now have a massage therapy practice that has been full since I started! I am able to have a stable income doing something I love, and to serve others. I also learned that businesses seek out Body Wisdom graduates for hire, due to the quality of their education.Sherry Luedtke R.N., LMT, 2017
The first time I walked into Body Wisdom I knew this was where I wanted to be. Since my mom got sick and the only thing that was helping her was massage, I knew deep in my heart I wanted to become a massage therapist Never in my dreams did I ever think I would find an amazing/unique school like Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School. Our school, and I will always call myself a student, even after 6 years of owning my own practice, makes you feel like a family; and a bond with other students carries on for years, even after graduating. I take all my CE classes at Body Wisdom, and every time class is starting, I am like a kid back in high school, full of excitement. Massage Therapy is what saved my mom’s life, as she would say, and I wanted to do the same to help others help themselves. Body Wisdom did that for me. I have worked with hospice massage 4 out of the 6 years of my practice, and taking the Geriatric Massage class made me realize the need to help the elderly. I have a class next month, and I am very excited to be a student again. There just is no other comparison to Body Wisdom for your education. When I get a massage I can tell if it’s a Body Wisdom graduate or someone from another school. We are just unique, and Rhett & Ali are always, and I mean always, there when you call them on their phones, and not all schools would have that availability. They are always there for their students. I love when Rhett coms home from another country and will show us on the computer how he studied new modalities in those countries and then teach us. That is rare! You are not just taught a sequence; you are taught modalities, even from another country, and you will never find that anywhere else. Thank you Body Wisdom/Rhett and Ali for providing us a family oriented unique school. Forever love Body Wisdom!Maria Dukes, 2017
A lot of people, when they think of getting CEU’s to renew their license, try to think of the cheapest class with the most CEU’s, and don’t really care about what it is - unfortunately, and it is hard to find classes that you actually want to learn for reasonable prices. But Ali has made it possible at Body Wisdom to have access to learning a variety of modalities that are unique, fun, affordable, and offer board certified CEU’s. The instructors are skilled and knowledgable and make the classes fun and easy to learn. Body Wisdom makes you want to continue learning, even if you don’t need more CEU’s to renew your license. I am grateful to have met Ali and had the opportunity to learn in one of her classes. The hard work and love that goes into everything that’s been created and offered is incredible, and you can feel and see it when you experience the classes. I can’t wait until I am able to take another class, and it’s hard to pick just one, because they offer so much, and it’s all incredible!Samantha Scott, 2017
B - Because massage and touch are key to mind body and soul at Body Wisdom.
O - Opportunity abounds both educationally and professionally at Body Wisdom.
D - Diversity in courses and curriculum are what you’ll find at Body Wisdom.
Y - You get one-on-one attention as well as collaborative experiences at Body Wisdom.
W - Wonder-work will be the product of all the things you’ll learn at Body Wisdom.
I - Insatiable hunger for bodywork knowledge is what you’ll have at Body Wisdom.
S - Soulful are the students, instructors, and administrators at Body Wisdom.
D - Diversity in your craft is what you’ll learn at Body Wisdom.
O - On-going education is a cornerstone at Body Wisdom.
M - Mountaintop is where you’ll stand after graduating from Body Wisdom.
Bob Skidmore, 2017
I love Body Wisdom School - every class I have taken, all of the teachers, all the people that work behind the scenes to make everything work smoothly!! This place is not only a fantastic learning environment, but everyone makes you feel very welcomed and safe! This is the ONLY place I look to for my continuing education!! I know when I’m there, I will be learning in-depth structure and have something to add to my tool belt of modalities! I am always looking for new ways to grow!!Kaci Page Topp - 2017
Body Wisdom to me was a life changer. It made me happy and proud to go down this path of my life. Even after all these years, I think 10 plus, I am still proud to tell people how great Body Wisdom is. I have given my number out to potential students, and I have explained why they need to go there. I love when people ask me about the school/program. So thankful where life has taken me, and for what I have learned at Body Wisdom.Mary Wagner DeStefano, 2017
I never intended to go to massage school when I laid out my career plan fifteen years ago; massage wasn’t even on the radar. However, circumstances change in life, and when I decided to make a change, I wanted to get the best training and education I could. I was not disappointed by Body Wisdom’s program and approach. There is definitely something for every temperament and personality in the curriculum; and all the teachers do their very best to approach their area of expertise from many angles, to present information to all types of students. I think I was very well received at Body Wisdom, and I really can’t say enough good things about the program and faculty there. Thank, Body Wisdom!Jillian Mahl, 2017