Testimonials

What People Say About Spectrum

Spectrum has been graduating students for over 30 years. Many have become recognized as top professionals in the massage field or certified in other areas of bodywork and health care. Some have opened spas, written books and taught extensively. We receive compliments from employers on the quality of our students’ massage work and their professional integrity. Add your own testimonials!

Thank you Spectrum School of Massage!

I have to admit that being a student at Spectrum School of Massage was an experience that I will never forget. Spectrum steered me towards being a successful, capable business owner. I love every day that I am working. You know what they say (If you love what you do for work, then you never work a day in your life). Very true for me in my business. Massage has allowed me to express my huge drive to create, and to help and care for others. Thank you all at Spectrum for sharing your knowledge with me.

Providing professional,therapeutic massage services at an affordable price and convenient location.

1173796_722516184444692_1429048855_n[1]As a large employer of licensed massage therapists, I can tell you that the students that come out very well prepared and very confident in their professional touch. Spectrum is a wonderful place to study with long term instructors that are dedicated to their industry and the success of their graduates.

Chiropractic, Massage, Nutrition, Wellness

I have been utilizing the skills of the Spectrum Center School of Massage graduates for nearly 15 years. Over the past 5 years I have had the opportunity to employ six Spectrum alumni with 4 LMP's currently employed at Market Place Chiropractic Wellness Center. My success as a business owner is due in large part to the talent and work ethic that my LMP's have learned as students at the Spectrum Center. I've seen students from other schools have a narrow skill set, but the graduates from Spectrum Center are well versed in a variety of therapeutic modalities with a higher level of understanding of clinical biomechanics and kinesiologic principles. I am comfortable referring challenging cases to any of my Spectrum graduates at our office. I also deeply appreciate the level of support, professional and personal associations I have developed with the owner, teachers and staff affiliated with the Spectrum Center School of Massage.

The educators are knowledgeable...

"During my first year of college I decided to change my career direction and spent several months learning about the various massage therapy schools in the Pacific Northwest area. I talked with many LMP’s about their education and interviewed at several schools. The reputation Spectrum has among leading LMP’s is very impressive and I’m pleased to find that they weren’t kidding about the quality of education and real life preparation I would receive at Spectrum. The educators are knowledgeable, not only in their subject, but also in how to present the information in ways that enable the various types of learners to fully grasp the needed information.
I have found a special ‘home away from home’ here at Spectrum. My instructors have become a special part of my life. They really care about what is going on in my life and how I am doing outside of the school realm. I feel like I really matter to them and I’m not just a tuition check passing through.
I am excited about my future as a LMP. I have been given an opportunity to help people in a very special way. I am looking forward to using the skills and knowledge I have learned during my time at Spectrum, and sharing the wonderful, healing art of massage with others."

Rebecca Carson
Class of 2007

Both fulfilling and life changing...

"Spectrum Center's massage program prepared me for an exciting career in the spa industry. The technical knowledge and passion for healing passed on to me from the amazing instructors developed me into a confident therapist, and readied me for the national exam. I have been able travel to beautiful destinations and work at some of the top resort spas in the country. Also, Spectrum's education prepared me to consult for and manage the Lilac Tree Spa on Mackinac Island in Michigan. My experience at Spectrum Center was both fulfilling and life changing; it has truly enriched my life!"

When I graduated...

“When I graduated from Spectrum Center School of Massage in 1994 I knew I wanted to have a private massage practice doing CranioSacral Therapy, but I had no idea how far my experience at Spectrum would take me. I now not only have a private practice in Bellingham, I also travel extensively, teaching both introductory and advanced CranioSacral Therapy classes for the Upledger Institute. Spectrum provided me with the ideal experience to facilitate this change of direction in my life. As a professional health care educator, I can say that the combination of high quality instruction, small class sizes, and personal attention from the instructors that one gets at Spectrum is exceptional. I would recommend Spectrum without reservation to anyone interested in entering the massage field in the State of Washington.”

I am a 1993 graduate...

“I am a 1993 graduate of Spectrum and have enjoyed a busy private and on-site practice. The majority of my clients are nurses, physicians and other western medicine health care workers. You can’t fake it with these people. Not only do you need to have confidence in your manual therapy skills, you need to have a solid understanding of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology. Spectrum well prepared me for this and I attribute much of my success as a Licensed Massage Practitioner to the quality of education that I received there.”

Sarah Contreras, LMP, MBA
Marysville, WA

A glowing light...

“Spectrum Center School of Massage has been a glowing light in the Lake Stevens community since 1981. Hundreds of people have walked through their doors taking with them the heart-felt energy that Spectrum Center provides. Whether it was the state approved massage certification programs or continuing education classes, the staff and workshop presenters have devoted themselves to bringing the highest quality of training possible.
The experience of being at Spectrum Center has assisted people in realizing their potential in life. I am grateful and honored to be part of this experience and I am looking forward to many more years of service within the community.”

Maruti Seidman
Instructor of Polarity Therapy; Boulder, CO

As a teacher...

“As a teacher who has presented at many massage schools here in the Northwest and around the country, I want to make special reference to Spectrum. I have considered this school a little “gem” since my first experience as guest instructor years ago. Nestled next to Lake Stevens and benefiting from a rural atmosphere, the school has a relaxed and yet very sophisticated format for a small group of massage students. Spectrum Center has very high standards in the choice of staff instructors. I have had contact with many of the graduates of Spectrum in my continuing education classes and have been impressed by their professional maturity and enthusiasm for their work. One of Spectrum’s graduates went on to found her own school in Montana that served a small community for many years. I have recommended Spectrum to potential massage students who were very serious about their education goals knowing they would not be disappointed.”

Jack Blackburn, LMP, Masters in Theological Studies
Trager® practitioner, Seattle, WA

It has been a pleasure...

“I am a chiropractor in Lake Stevens. I have worked next door to Spectrum Center for over 15 years. What a great group of people! It has been a pleasure sharing a building with Spectrum. I enjoy the faculty and the excited intensity of the students. There are times the halls are filled with last minute study groups, nervous and whispering… Later they are filled with laughing, excited students buzzing about their results. The neatest part is, of course, that they graduate exceptional quality Body Workers who can enjoy a lifetime of helping people heal, grow and be well.”

Clayton Patterson, DC
Light Force Chiropractic, Lake Stevens, WA

I have very high standards...

“I have been employing massage therapists for over 8 years and I have very high standards. There are some schools whose grads I will no longer waste my time interviewing. Our clinic specializes in treating injuries. Our work is amongst the most demanding and rewarding in the field of massage. It has been my pleasant experience to have interviewed and hired several Spectrum Grads over the years. I find that the Spectrum grads are more knowledgeable and have more expertise upon graduation than many therapists who've worked for years in the field. Spectrum Center has had a beneficial impact in the field of massage in Washington State in general and on our clinic specifically. To Spectrum Center I say thank you for exceptional education you give to your students. To prospective students I say you can't do better than Spectrum.”

I recommend Spectrum Center...

“I recommend Spectrum Center to those seeking a school to become a Licensed Massage Practitioner. I find their program to be both small enough for personal attention to assist students to reach their goals and comprehensive - with a diverse staff of experienced therapists. As a LMP of 20 years and advanced instructor for 10 years I am always impressed with the hands-on ability of Spectrum’s graduates. Spectrum is one of the last great schools in Washington State committed to creating great therapists.”

Taya Countryman, LMP
Haptics Medical Massage, Everett, WA