About AMBI

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The American Massage & Bodywork Institute is dedicated to excellence

An Elite Massage Education

Americans are becoming more health-conscious and that means massage therapy is increasingly included in whole-person wellness plans. American Massage & Bodywork Institute was founded to address a growing, nationwide concern: how do we meet the needs of the public at large? Solution: invite and train qualified individuals to enter the profession as massage therapists.

The programs at AMBI guide individuals towards a meaningful career in massage therapy and are designed for those who seek to help others through the power of meaningful touch. Even if you already have a career in allied health, there are many professionals adding massage therapy to their skill set because clients are wanting complementary health options and choices.

AMBI is committed to being a change leader through training new therapists, providing continuing education to existing therapists, and working with the public to increase awareness of the benefits of massage therapy. Everyone at AMBI is dedicated in their desire to provide both a meaningful introduction to massage therapy and also assistance for our graduates to find meaningful employment.

Top Class Instruction

The teachers at American Massage & Bodywork Institute are more than just instructors—they are professional, licensed massage therapists, and a chiropractor with years of experience at your service. Click here to learn more and meet the staff.

Career Services – Committed to Your Success

At AMBI we know that if we simply taught people and sent them on their way, that would only be half of what we need to do. Entering into a new profession can be stressful, and we want to make sure you are supported all the way. Click here to learn more about our extensive career services.

Flexible Schedules

Training should fit into your life. The AMBI Massage Therapy program is 20 hours per week of on-campus training and 5 hours per week of online training. When you enroll at AMBI, you can choose between daytime classes or evening/weekend classes, with new start dates approximately every six weeks. Click here to learn more about the Massage Therapy program and schedule.

Convenient Location

Our Vienna campus is only 15-20 minutes from Washington, DC. We are just a quick 20-minute drive from Arlington VA. Click here to learn more about our easily accessible location.

An Ideal Environment

We provide a safe, nurturing environment so that each of our new massage therapists can build a strong foundation. Our goal is to give each student the opportunity to thrive and maintain their professional careers. AMBI always stays current on new developments in this ever-changing industry.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the AMBI “Massage Therapy Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.

An Accredited Institution

AMBI has been granted Institutional Accreditation by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). COMTA is the only agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education as a specialized accrediting agency for massage therapy, and we are 1 of 2 schools accredited by COMTA in Virginia! In addition, COMTA endorsed our curriculum, recognizing our program as one of the best in the country!

Why Accreditation is Important

When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

  • A reliable indicator of quality
  • Approved program of study
  • Qualified instructors
  • Recognition by employers nationwide

Is a Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Massage Therapy and exploring whether AMBI is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 571-271-5399
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