About Us


Tennessee School of Massage

  A Memphis Massage Institution, Tennessee School of Massage has been graduating leaders in the massage community for over three decades!  David and Cissie Pryor founded the Tennessee School of Massage in October 1988. They both recognized the need for a comprehensive training program offering holistic, professional massage training. Tennessee School of Massage has had the pleasure of instructing hundreds of students that today are licensed massage therapists serving clients in Memphis, the greater Mid-South, and across the nation. 
  Training at the Tennessee School of Massage focuses on classical forms of massage including relaxing Swedish, Deep-Tissue & Sports Massage, along with Prenatal Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Sound Therapy with gongs, bells and singing bowls, Aromatherapy and so much more. The techniques taught have been tried, proven and perfected in their own day spa for almost three decades. This special mix of holistic wellness principles and personal development enables our students to practice quality massage therapy as they care for their own health and happiness. Students at Tennessee School of Massage have the unique ability to work on real clients, in a real spa setting, at Living Health Day Spa. After developing the skills needed to reach the level of “Intern”, they are scheduled with clients in the spa that are receiving massage, sound therapy, facials, wraps, and various other “spa” related services.  This gives them “real-world” exposure and experience in servicing clients, as well as the motivation and knowledge that their own skills are valuable immediately upon graduating and moving into their own unique chosen setting.

Welcome to a New Career

  As you attend The Tennessee School of Massage, we promise to provide you with thorough clinical training along with the opportunity for expansive personal and professional experience.
  Our Professional Massage Therapy Program is based on the principles of holistic self-care. Prospective students should possess a high degree of aptitude and attitudinal interests in maintaining vitality through massage.
  A career in health care is not an easy road. It is demanding, not only physically and mentally, but also emotionally and spiritually. Yet it gives back a great deal improving the quality of life for those who receive massage therapy.
  A career in massage therapy is a challenge. It is not for everyone. We’d like to help you discover if it’s right for you.


Mission Statement

  Our mission is to prepare our students with the highest standards of theory and clinical training in all facets of massage therapy and to help those individuals seeking licensure successfully pass the MBLEx and become successfully employed in the field of Massage Therapy.