Thank you for your interest in the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. It is truly one of the most exciting times in our history to begin a career in massage therapy. I have seen the field grow to a respectful new heights since my career as a massage therapist began in 1990.
My initial interest in massage therapy began in 1988 as I was training for running and cycling races in the Pikes Peak region. Shortly thereafter, I enrolled into the massage therapy program at this school. Upon graduation, I opened a one room office in downtown Colorado Springs and developed my own practice, named “Pikes Peak Massage Therapy.” Soon my practice grew to a five room clinic with eight therapists and massage contracts with the Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, the Country Club of Colorado, and Kissing Camels Country Club. In 1992, I returned to CIMT as the Student Clinic Director. Over the past 20 years, my responsibilities have grown to include instructor, school director and owner. I continue to practice massage therapy and have expanded from sports massage therapy to general practice for the clients God leads to my table.
The Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy accepts the responsibility to thoroughly prepare and educate our students for careers as competent massage therapists. We strive to get to know each student personally – to serve them, honor them, laugh with them, and guide them on their individual paths. Our goal is to facilitate the students’ educational process while watching them grow, graduate, and fulfill their dreams in this exciting and rewarding health care field. We are truly dedicated to our vision of “Health, Wellness, and Education.”
Massage is not just a career, it’s a calling. One that gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others while making a living for yourself. We understand that choosing a school and career path is one of the most important life decisions that you will make, so we are dedicated to being a leader in recognizing and planning for future trends in health care, and providing you with not only an excellent education, but also a rewarding career helping and healing others in the massage and medical fields.
I would like to personally invite you to attend our free informational “Introduction to Massage Therapy Workshop” held monthly. Please call to reserve your spot today. We look forward to speaking to you soon to explore your opportunities in the growing massage therapy profession.
Roger Patrizio – Director and President