Educational Goals

Learning Styles:  The Daniels Institute knows that adults have varying learning styles.  Some people learn visually, some through hearing and some kinesthetically through hands-on work.  Our instructors are sensitive to these issues and work individually with each student so they can understand through their styles.

Our Philosophy:  Teach to know.  Our goal is to graduate outstanding Massage Therapists who can pass the National Exam and be successful for themselves and their community.

“Do no harm” is a cornerstone of the school.  We offer the student the highest quality education in the Valley.  We are strong in the sciences of anatomy, physiology, pathology and kinesiology.  Bill Roelofsen is a Chiropractor and teaches Anatomy.  Cherie is a Licensed Practical Nurse and teaches our Physiology Classes (she is also a grad of Daniels Institute).  Bea is a practicing Massage Therapist and teaches beginning and intermediate Massage and Pathology.  Bea graduated the first class in 1997.  Jade teaches Shiatsu, Energy Work and all the advanced Massage classes.  We are a hands-on school with most of the time dedicated to massage therapy application.

“Physician heal thyself” is a foundation point that offers stress management for the student through Yoga, T’ai Chi, quieting the mind and breathwork.  Health and fitness are important aspects for the students and are addressed throughout the program.  To ensure a long and prosperous career, proper body mechanics and awareness are emphasized during these classes.

We are also strong in both Western and Eastern massage theory and applications such as Swedish, deep tissue, pressure points, medical, sports, reflexology, Shiatsu, Reiki, cranial sacral, Ayurvedic and energy work.  We offer the student an opportunity to enhance their expression of love and compassion as a health care provider, improving the quality of life through touch and awareness.

We also assist the student in the development of professional work habits by modeling a professional attitude with a commitment to ethical practices towards clients and fellow practitioners.  All the staff is available for the student before or after class to discuss any and all concerns the student may have.  Please feel free to phone, text or email us and talk.

With an exciting and balanced program, each student (with total participation on their part) is totally prepared to take and excel in the national exam.

Jade has studied with many exceptional teachers and healers and motivational speakers such as Tony Robins – (participating in the fire walk) and Zhenya Wine (Russian Medical and Sports Massage).  Jade has also been an exciting seminar leader for 30 years touching the lives of thousands of people who are will to learn and make better choices in their lives.  Jade brings all that excitement and thrill of doing something you love to do into the classroom.  She realizes that desire and dedication will kindle the flames of your dreams….however you want to pursue your massage career.