Educating Hands School of Massage was developed from a learning center known as Educating Hands; a center for the sharing of massage skills established in the Fall of 1981 by Iris Burman and Eugene Donaldson. In 1983, Educating Hands School of Massage was born. Since its founding, the school has maintained a commitment to provide a quality program as well as small class size, a friendly atmosphere and a focus on personal growth. The original program was 500 hours long. Over the years our curriculum has expanded to 624 hours to allow for a more comprehensive program. In 1998, a fundamental paradigm shift occurred in the way we present basic skills. We implemented a 20-year development process by introducing TouchAbilities®, our signature course in foundational touch skills that form the basis of all BodyWork modalities.
Educating Hands is located in Miami’s booming and bohemian Midtown District, with its eclectic atmosphere of art galleries, restaurants and historic neighborhoods. Only steps away from a beautiful park overlooking Biscayne Bay, our bright and prominent building boasts 7,568 sq.ft. of lecture space and practical classrooms for massage and skincare. Our classes are fully equipped with modern treatment tables, lamps and steamers, ovens, live-size models of the human body for study and much more! Our student lounge includes a kitchen and den for studying and our fully equipped library is located in a more quiet area to encourage learning. Our supply store is also located at the school where we provide student discounts for massage equipment such as oils & lotions, tools, aromatherapy, books, music, bolsters, tables and more! Best of all, we enjoy an incredibly positive energy that runs throughout the entire school. We can be easily accessed from Interstate 95 and 395, Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, Brickell, Midtown, Aventura and Broward county. 7 bus routes and 3 metro rail stations also connect students to our school via public transport, allowing easy access. We enjoy free on-site parking and we are conveniently located nearby to local diners, restaurants and parks.
Living in our City
Miami, with its miles of tropical white sandy beaches, swaying palms and gentle ocean breezes, is one of America’s premier international cities. Miami offers a modern, upbeat atmosphere, a thriving economy, youthful verve and a cosmopolitan flavor. The South Beach Art Deco District of Miami Beach, one of our oldest and most popular neighborhoods, offers quaint accommodations within blocks of the ocean. The beautiful cities of Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, North Miami, Aventura and South Miami are also nearby, all offering abundant, affordable housing.
Host an Event in our Location
If you are looking for a well equipped space to host your upcoming class, seminar or workshop, look no further! We are centrally located in the heart of Miami, easily accessible by Bus, Metrorail and Metromover as well as free on-site parking. Our classrooms come in different sizes and are equipped with massage tables, desks, chairs, and privacy curtains if needed. We also have a break-out room and can provide AV projection equipment.
Rent a Treatment Room
Licensed therapists can see their clients in our facility. We have two beautifully appointed treatment rooms with hydraulic beds, music, hot towel ovens and more. Bring proof of your valid and up to date board license and liability insurance certificates, and copies of your up to date yearly county and city tax payment receipts.