AKS MASSAGE SCHOOL
A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM IN THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE AND BODYWORK
LOCATED IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA — COMMITTED TO QUALITY SINCE 1992
AKS MASSAGE SCHOOL, INC.

aks@aksmassageschool.com

 

AKS Massage School, Inc.

H. Katharine Hunter
Owner & Managing Director
11793 Indian Ridge Road
Reston, VA 20191


IN DECEMBER 2011, AKS MASSAGE SCHOOL, INC. CLOSED ITS SCHOOL FACILITY LOCATED IN HERNDON, VIRGINIA

AKS Massage School no longer holds a certificate to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)

Student enrollment has been declining for the past several years.

This appears to be a result of several factors:

  1. The economy is hurting many businesses across the country and, in turn, our work force. This limits the use of personal, discretionary funds, which are required to embark on new careers and professions, such as massage therapy;
  2. Many large, corporate-owned schools have moved into the area over the past 10 years, including those that offer massage therapy coursework. The few private schools in the area must now compete with these larger entities; and,
  3. The need for colleges and universities to broaden their focus and boost enrollment in order to meet the needs of our community. This has, in turn, prompted our educational centers to offer more vocational skills and professional programs, including massage therapy and bodywork curriculums.

Simply put, competing in this arena as a private school is very challenging.

To all of our past students, alumni, instructors, supporters, friends, and family:
THANK YOU for the privilege of working with you and serving you in this fashion for the past 20 years!

 

IF THERE IS INTEREST, WE MAY STILL BE ABLE TO SERVE YOU

  1. AKS intellectual property, real estate, and most of our instructors and staff are still available;
  2. Several AKS graduates have great interest to re-open the school if enough candidates express sincere interest and make financial commitments;
  3. Many of our instructors are independent Approved Providers with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and, therefore, will continue to offer continuing education classes to health care professionals; and,
  4. AKS faculty and graduates will continue to stay active in the community and keep our hands in the local, state, and national legislation that regulates our profession and industry.
 

PLEASE RETURN ANY MATERIALS THAT YOU HAVE BORROWED
Please contact Katharine using the email address or phone number shown on this site!

WE WOULD LIKE TO COLLECT AND INVENTORY OUR SCHOOL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES.

Over the years, AKS has freely lent much of its equipment and reference materials to students, graduates, and the community. Similarly, many graduates and patrons have lent and donated equipment to the school.

Much of this property has NEVER been returned!

If you KNOW someone that may have borrowed equipment or materials, and may not have returned it for some reason, then please let us know so that we may contact them.

AKS, as well as it friends and supporters, would deeply appreciate getting some of their equipment and supplies back! This includes ME, the school webmaster. Among other items, I'm looking for a burgundy, Oakworks massage chair that I lent to the school, is valued at over $400, was lent or borrowed, and can no longer be found.

THANK YOU AGAIN!

 

AKS Massage School

Applied Kinesthetic Studies
(aka Awesome Kneading School)
AKS Massage School, Event Calendar STUDENTS:
Please return equipment that you have borrowed!
 

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Home page last revised: 10/15/2012

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phone: 703-304-1146