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.
APPROVAL vs. ACCREDITATION
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.