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1908 Flint Rd SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601
Massage Therapy Institute
Creating better lives since 1993
Massage Therapists listen with their hands & their hearts......
We offer affordable massages to the people in our community who want to make massage a part of their healthy lifestyle. Please see our Massage Services page for more info. You can choose from our Licensed Massage Therapists or current students.
Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will likely increase as more healthcare providers understand the benefits of massage and these services become part of treatment plans.
"Bureau of Labor Statistics"
Massage Therapy Institute offers
small personalized class size, dedicated instructors, in house financing available.
See our New Student page for more info.
Larry and Beth Friedrichs
“Massage soothes the body, easing mind and spirit. Mind and spirit, in turn, remind the body of its God given power to self-heal.”
– Bruce Hopkins, LMT
Massage Therapy Institute opened its clinic in October of 1993, and the school in April of 1994. Our goal is to provide quality alternatives to medical treatment through massage therapy. We believe that mind, body and environment are interconnected and contribute the body's experience of well-being. MTI's approach to massage combines the healing properties of touch with applied therapies to unlock the body's ability to relax and recover.
We offer services from licensed massage therapist as well as students.
We are also available for on site massage for local businesses, small and large.
Our staff is dedicated to excellence in academics, professional training and practical application. It is our goal to create an optimum learning experience for every one of our students. Our earnest hope is that the technical and inter-personal skills you acquire will bring much pleasure and improved health to clients as well as career satisfaction and rewards to you.
As practicing licensed massage therapists and instructors, our knowledge and experience provides students with various insights into building successful careers while they prepare to practice newly found skills as massage therapists.
Larry C. Friedrichs L.M.T #29 – Director Owner Massage Therapy Institute since 1994. Practicing massage therapist since 1993.
Freeing the Breath-way, Myofascial Release, Medical Massage for the Back, HEMME APPROACH to Neck and Shoulder Pain, Onsite Massage and Equine Massage/Muscle Therapy Techniques.
Instructor License # I-014
Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Business Practices, Professional Ethics and Specialized Massage; Athletic Massage, Chair Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Myotherapy.
Beth Renee Friedrichs R.N., LMT #4125–Administrator Owner
Instructor License # I-340
Calhoun Community College, A.A.S. Nursing. Calhoun Community College, L.P.N. / R.N. Massage Therapy Institute graduate, 2015.
Instructor License #
Anatomy, Physiology and Clinical Pathology, Business Practices, Professional Ethics, Chair Massage, Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, CPR/BLS
"Touch was never meant to be a luxury. It is a basic human need. It is an action that validates life and gives hope to both the receiver and the giver. The healing of touch is reciprocal."
Always a great experience. Very professional. Cant beat the prices! I leave feeling rejuvenated and usually go home and get the best nights sleep. Highly recommend!!!
I look forward to future visits to help with back and leg pain. After this first visit, I think massage therapy is going to be a huge benefit to fighting pain.
We love Massage Therapy Institute!! We have been using their services for 25 years!!