About Us

About Us

Central Washington School of Massage Therapy

Built in 2017, Central Washington School of Massage Therapy
is a 1,640 square foot facility located in downtown Selah, WA,
just off Interstate-82. It is a short drive from Ellensburg
(35 miles) and an equally easy commute from the Upper and Lower Yakima Valley.


Often the term accreditation creates much confusion. Accreditation is a voluntary process that enables vocational schools to become eligible for federal loan and grant money. Accreditation does not guarantee the quality of a program, instructional staff, professional standards or class size above a minimum level. The majority of massage schools in the US are non-accredited programs and this does not reflect on the quality of those schools. The reality is that many of the finest massage and bodywork schools are purposely modest in size so they can offer highly personalized instruction, and that modest size often doesn't match up with the substantial financial and human resources necessary to warrant school accreditation.

To maintain the quality of instruction and smaller class sizes, Central Washington School of Massage Therapy has chosen to remain a non-accredited facility.


Our Mission is to enhance the health of individuals,
families and our community by skillfully training those who
reach out to others with care, comfort and compassion; to
provide them a quality education, a safe learning environment,
memorable learning experience and the opportunity to flourish
and grow not only as a therapist but as an individual.


Our Goal is to prepare students to meet or exceed the requirements for the MBlex licensing exam in massage therapy. We strive to enhance our community by making massage services available in a variety of settings to individuals who might never have the opportunity or means to otherwise try massage.
We will also make it our goal to provide a safe, professional setting for the public and our students.


Our Philosophy is to offer both day and evening programs supported by highly-qualified and talented staff with over 40 years combined professional massage and business experience. We are committed -

  • To employ faculty members who excel in the field of massage therapy and display a high degree of professional, educational and ethical standards.
  • To create a learning environment that supports students and their diverse learning styles throughout their program at Central Washington School of Massage Therapy.
  • To continually evaluate and improve our program content and delivery by encouraging staff to keep up on the newest techniques in massage as well as changes in Washington state laws that will impact the massage field.
  • To educate students about the many modalities in healing arts currently being practiced in their community, for the opportunity of growth and networking.
  • To create an environment of mutual respect and safety, where each student's unique abilities are recognized and honored.