About Acadia School of Massage
The field of Massage Therapy is vast.
There are many techniques and styles of body work that a student may learn. Knowledge of the human body - its muscles, bones and potential problems - can be studied for years.
We have designed our Massage Therapist Core Training to reflect our passion for excellence in body work. Through our experience in developing and running the highly successful Tree of Life Day Spa, we have come to understand the needs of the massage and spa industry first hand.
The Massage Therapist Core Training program is a systematic approach to training massage professionals. It differs from other massage therapy training programs in that it gives the student a competitive advantage by being able to perform fantastic body work upon graduation by focusing on three key points: the science of functional anatomy and pathology; the art of delivering the finest work to clients; and professional and ethical excellence.
From this foundation, our students are well prepared to pursue careers in a variety of settings, from spas to medical clinics to private practice to cruise ships and perhaps even to teaching bodywork.
Meet Our Team
Kiana Baranowski, LMT
Founder & Instructor
Philip Payne, LMT
Director & Instructor
At Acadia School of Massage, we are proud members of our community and we recognize the responsibility we have in training the “next generation” of massage therapists. Therefore, we hold ourselves and our students to a high ethical standard.
As a long time school member of the American Massage Therapy Association we follow their professional code of ethics. Part of this code of ethics states that we will:
“demonstrate commitment to provide the highest quality massage therapy/bodywork to those who seek our professional services. We acknowledge the inherent worth and individuality of each person by not discriminating or behaving in any prejudicial manner with clients and/or colleagues.”
Furthermore, at Acadia School of Massage we strive to demonstrate compassion, respect and tolerance for others and seek to decrease discrimination, misunderstandings and prejudice. As stated in our admissions materials and student policies, we do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation and do not tolerate or condone such discrimination from our students, our staff or our clients.
We recognize the negative effects of systemic racism and intolerance have had on black lives, our society and our world. We will continue to work with our clients, staff and community to help build a more just and equitable future by fostering partnerships with Black Owned Businesses, encouraging a diverse student body, and fostering an inclusive atmosphere for all.