While pioneering the profession of massage therapy along the Gulf Coast, Susan Salvo was frequently sought out to teach her specialty –– massage-oriented anatomy and physiology. The Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy’s curriculum was developed from workshops Salvo created and taught in the early 1980’s, formally establishing the Institute in 1987. Ms. Salvo and the Institute continue to win awards for excellence in the fields of massage therapy, education, and business.
To further support students in their quest for knowledge, Ms. Salvo used her curriculum as a guide to write the best-selling textbook, Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice. In early 2000, Ms. Salvo completed her second book, Mosby’s Guide to Pathology for Massage Therapists. Salvo has also contributed numerous articles and chapters to various publications.
The Institute is truly proud to be able to provide its students with a professional textbook written by its founder. The Institute continues to produce graduates that are among the most successful in the South. The Institute maintains this high standard frequently improving the curriculum and by having this curriculum taught by a faculty made up of highly qualified and dynamic instructors.