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Massage Practitioner

The Massage Practitioner program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology is not accepting new students for Fall quarter 2016. For current information about our program, see below:


The Massage Practitioner program provides students with comprehensive, professional massage therapy training that will keep you in constant demand and open doors to numerous types of career opportunities.

The program is designed to prepare you for a rewarding job as a certified and licensed massage therapist. You'll obtain the therapeutic massage skills necessary to aid clients in recovery from injury, to promote health and well-being, and for the treatment of chronic disease or pain.

Program Highlights

The Massage Practitioner program features small class sizes, modern equipment and hands-on training that simulates an actual job environment. You'll not only learn the fundamentals of massage therapy, but you'll also learn the business practices needed to be a successful massage therapist.

Specialized classes include:

  • Spa massage techniques

  • The business of massage therapy

  • Orthopedic massage therapy

  • Massage gymnastics and hydrotherapy

  • Review of CAM and Eastern medicine

  • Massage or disease pathologies

Admission Requirements

Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.

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degree and certificates

Massage Practitioner, Certificate of Completion

Massage Practitioner, Certificate of Proficiency

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Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, require institutions to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.


Ryan Willsey
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TDD: (425) 739-8109

Kirkland Campus
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034



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Kimberly Bianco-Smith
Part-Time Faculty
(425) 739-8255

Kimberly Bianco-Smith received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington. She then graduated in 1998 from the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, WA, completing the school's first Expanded Professional Licensing Program. She is nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, and holds an AMTA Massage Emergency Response Team (MERT) certification. Kimberly has enjoyed working with a wide range of health care practitioners while focusing on therapeutic massage. She received Advanced Certification Training in Pregnancy, Labor & Postpartum Massage; after which she was asked to assist later courses led by one of the country's leading Pregnancy Massage instructors.

Kimberly joined Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2009, and played an instrumental role in developing and implementing the college's Massage Practitioner Certification Program. Students of the program have found Kimberly to be a knowledgeable, caring instructor, genuinely interested in the success of her students.


Kim Kreidel-Reimer
Part-Time Faculty
(425) 739-8255

Kim Kreidel-Reimer has been a faculty member at Lake Washington Institute of Technology since spring of 2009. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Kinesiology. She later moved to the state of Washington where she graduated from the Brian Utting School of Massage in 1995. In 1997, Kim purchased the massage business where she was employed at the time, and is still practicing after 15 years. The majority of Kim's practice consists of treatment and deep tissue massage techniques. Additionally, Kim practices relaxation massage and she is certified in pregnancy massage. She has provided support for well over 50 births.

Kim's love for the art of massage as well as the sheer joy from sharing her knowledge provides a perfect combination for the Massage program.


Ryan Willsey
Part-Time Faculty
(425) 739-8255