why fsm florida school of massage

Why FSM

“It was a process to unravel years of learning and to embrace the person I wanted to become. Awareness precedes change, and FSM provides a journey where you can dive into the depths of your soul to find the moment you didn’t even know you were looking for. An “awe” moment where it all just makes sense! The world, your place in it, who you were, who you’re becoming and how you’re getting there day by day.”

– Jennifer Blodgett

Graduate


 

"the environment of love, support & acceptance"

-Karen Ball

"the practice of accepting others just as they are."

-Kristen Toth

"the possibility of transformation."

-Pete Whitridge


“I’m inspired by our supportive staff and being able to witness and capture some of the beautiful transformations, growth and connections that people make not only with others but with themselves. It feels great to work in an environment where people are encouraged to learn and grow in a variety of ways and there is also this incredible support system in place to help people through tough times and to find their truths and purpose in life. I love seeing graduates leave here with skills that can take them any place in the world that they can dream up. Being surrounded by a beautiful landscape and the occasional hummingbird that hangs out near my office window doesn’t hurt either.”

– Chrissy Martinez

         Photographer 


 

“The phenomenal depth of effort given to providing an environment which encourages each student to become the best therapist they can be.”

“The phenomenal depth of effort given to providing an environment which encourages each student to become the best therapist they can be.”

-Dr. Scott Greenwell
“The environment of love, support and acceptance. It’s a unique place that strives to show everyone that they “count”.

“The environment of love, support and acceptance. It’s a unique place that strives to show everyone that they “count”.

-Karen Ball
“FSM improves the quality of life through the vehicles of touch and awareness”

“FSM improves the quality of life through the vehicles of touch and awareness”

-Donn Wilson


I made my decision to go to massage school based on a look I saw on a graduate. It wasn’t an impulsive decision, it was a divine one.  At 19 years old I listened to a woman describe her experience of going to FSM.  The content had no relevance to me but the expression on her face did.  I couldn’t explain why but I wanted what she had.  I wanted an experience that would leave me with a facial expression that could change the course of someone’s life.  And I got it!!!  I now call this “the FSM look” and I see it everyday! 

– Vincent Cambrea 

        Director


“I am inspired by the FSM community’s continual process of personal growth and passion toward teaching, empowerment, and our collective striving toward excellence. We are real people really doing this! Not just a bunch of conceptual intellectuals.”

-Cate Miller

Instructor


"the prevailing harmony of the place and people"

-Mary Reis

"A community and program that embraces the practice of accepting others just as they are."

-Kristen Toth

"The ideas of empowerment and resources to help one speak their truth."

-Jennifer Greenwood

“All the Beautiful Individuals that come through the doors of FSM and open their hearts and touch mine.  I feel free to continue to expand and to grow into a better version of my previous self.”

– Christina Polnyj

Instructor


"The magic love that the Florida School of massage makes"

-Paul Davenport

"I mistook my unique learning style for beliefs that I couldn't learn. FSM shattered those self limiting beliefs. This was more powerful than if I learned I could fly.

-Vincent Cambrea

"I love how students with so many varieties of culture and tradition find common bonds of human kindness and respect."

-Josie Davenport
 


“FSM helps students develop not only their massage skills but more importantly, develop their personal skills and facilitate the learning of compassionate touch, respect and deep caring for people and the planet. The teaching style at FSM is one of inquiry, inspiration and fun!”

– Anne Marshall

      Assistant Director


"The style of teaching is one of inquiry, inspiration and fun!"

-Anne Marshall

"i developed tools that empower me to create a life on my terms"

– Robert Lee

"FSM focuses on our humanness as well as the massage"

– Frank Merillat


 “Something about this place/us is so different and refreshing — like a new-found beacon or template for the heart. It is that look of realization that there is another more harmonious way to be in the world, and the gratitude that issues forth from there. I love being a part of that process.”

-Mary Reis

Instructor


“I feel inspired by being part of a community that strives to honor each other with compassion and respect and watching students discover themselves while learning about massage.”

– Tonya Strong

        Instructor


 “I am so inspired by the students’ own reports of the ways their lives have changed because of their experiences at FSM. I also love how students with so many varieties of culture and tradition find common bonds of human kindness and respect.”

– Josie Davenport

Co-Owner


 

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