About Global Therapeutic Institute


The Global Therapeutic Institute is certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and the School Code is 43404. The Global Therapeutic Institute is recognized by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board (FSMTB).

Upon completion of the 600 hours (7 months) of the Therapeutic Massage program at the Global Therapeutic Institute, a Certificate of Completion is issued, and an Official Transcript is sent directly to the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) to prepare students for the exam.

Therefore, when students register with FSMTB, they will indicate the US Institution and the name of the school, Global Therapeutic Institute and the FSMTB will send all instructions to the person taking the test after determining the required fee and desired test date.


Description of School Facilities

Our 2950-square-foot facility offers a conducive learning environment for the 600-hour Therapeutic Massage program.  Space includes three private treatment rooms, administrative offices, and a didactic training classroom equipped with a television, projector, and whiteboard. 

The Global Therapeutic Institute also has a computer lab with Wi-Fi and internet access, a student lounge, and a full-service kitchen with a refrigerator and warming appliances for instructors and students.  The building is wheelchair accessible. There are 800 parking spaces available at no charge.


The Global Therapeutic Institute (GTI) does not discriminate based on age, race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or any special status that is protected by law. From the student’s initial contact with GTI and throughout the entire educational experience, all administrators, staff, instructors, and students are required to maintain the highest level of personal, professional, moral, and ethical standards in both their personal and professional lives.

Any applicant or student who believes that he or she has been the subject of discrimination from an GTI instructor or staff member can file a complaint with the President or with the Academic Director.  Any GTI’s staff or instructor who has been found to have committed harassment will face discipline, up to and including dismissal.


Therapeutic Massage Program

The Global Therapeutic Institute offers a 600 Hour Therapeutic Massage Program that enables students to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) in Virginia. 

Patient care is at the heart of the curriculum which provides a foundation of basic and advanced approaches, including Swedish, sports, chair massage, and hydrotherapy. In the clinical setting, the therapeutic benefits of massage are explored as students learn to apply their skills to relax patients and to address common contraindications.

The internship portion of the program provides the opportunity to put theory into practice as the students work on the public.

In addition to technique classes, applied science courses are offered to teach students about the structure and function of the body to help students make sound clinical decisions.


The Global Therapeutic Institute (GTI) is a non-profit, massage education institution owned and operated by the Board of Directors The Global Therapeutic Institute (GTI) commenced training in August 2021 following licensure with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) located at 8133 Leesburg Pike #500, Vienna, VA 22182


"At Global Therapeutic Institute, we are dedicated to advancing the art and science of massage therapy. Our mission is to provide exceptional education in a nurturing environment that fosters personal and professional growth. We are committed to teaching holistic and evidence-based practices, encouraging our students to develop their skills, knowledge, and compassion. Through our comprehensive curriculum and hands-on training, we prepare our graduates to become leaders in promoting health, wellness, and therapeutic healing in our communities."


"At the Global Therapeutic Institute, our vision is to be a world leader in the field of therapeutic massage, setting the highest standards for education, practice, and research. We aim to cultivate a global community of skilled, compassionate, and innovative massage therapists who are dedicated to enhancing health and well-being. Our commitment is to provide an educational environment that not only equips our students with expert knowledge and hands-on proficiency in therapeutic massage but also fosters a deep understanding of holistic health care."

Educational Philosophy

Global Therapeutic Institute is committed to providing a high-quality education for individuals seeking to become skilled, caring, professional massage therapists.  Our program combines a solid foundation in the understanding of the human body with the ability to create effective, personalized treatments. 

Our courses balance the development of basic knowledge and skills in eastern and western bodywork with the opportunity to explore areas of personal interest.  Our faculty provides experienced and compassionate teaching in a learning environment that fosters each student’s personal and professional growth.

At Global Therapeutic School, students gain in-depth knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathology, and develop competence in a variety of massage modalities.  This technical knowledge is supported by education in ethical practices, effective communication skills, individualized treatment planning approaches and professional practice strategies to meet the student’s personal goals.  Students’ experience in hands-on sessions and the Global Therapeutic School Clinic develops confidence in their ability to bring nurturing, respectful touch to those around them. 

Throughout the program, students are encouraged, challenged and inspired to integrate their abilities to engage in critical thinking and to follow their intuition.  This comprehensive approach prepares students to become successful members of the community of professional massage therapists, and to bring their healing touch to the world. 


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Massage Therapy has become the most widely used complementary care modality in the United States. More and more people turn to massage to treat injury, reduce pain and ease stress.

Whether you’re just starting out, ready to make a career change, or perhaps looking for a second source of income, you owe it to yourself to consider your potential as a Massage Therapist. If you’re a compassionate, intuitive person interested in holistic healing, helping others, and working in a clinical setting, becoming a professional bodyworker is a great choice for a rewarding career with a great job outlook!

Our Students will gain a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, and massage techniques to prepare them in the field of massage therapy.

Graduates of the Ara Therapeutic Massage Institute will be thoroughly prepared to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination.

Global Therapeutic Institute is proud to offer several types of massages, including:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Spa Treatments      
  • Chinese Medicine

Global Therapeutic Institute is certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)

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Start Date Graduation Date
Feb 6, 2023 Aug 29, 2023
Apr 3, 2023 Oct 31, 2023
June 5, 2023 Dec 28, 2023
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Oct 3, 2023 Apr 27, 2024
Dec 5, 2023 June 29, 2024