History

1998:
Linda Beach, licensed massage therapist, moves from Florida to open the first campus of the South Carolina Massage Therapy Institute just minutes from downtown Columbia, the capital of the Palmetto State.

2000:
A second campus was opened in the thriving coastal community of Myrtle Beach.

2003:
An esthetics program was added and the school’s name was changed to the South Carolina Massage & Esthetics Institute.

2003:
The Columbia campus relocated to a 6,000 square foot two-story building, allowing each program to occupy its own floor.

2005:
The third campus was opened in the town of Bluffton, just minutes from the pristine beaches of Hilton Head Island. This campus serves several communities in the Lowcountry including Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head and Savannah.

2009:
Linda travels to Bali to learn Balinese massage and is enchanted by the island’s kind, spiritual people and their healing-focused culture. Upon her return, Linda decides to expand the curriculum to include modalities and techniques from across the globe.

2010:
The International Spa Institute, LLC is launched with the desire to not only bring talented instructors and eager students from around the world to our US campuses, but with the intention of taking students and therapists to other countries to learn new techniques at their source.

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