The School

Founded fifty years ago, East West has become one of the largest, privately-owned massage schools in the U.S. The massage licensing exam pass rate for East West graduates is over 90%, which is well above the national average.

East West offers a massage therapy clinic, making it available to the public at affordable prices. The beautifully designed clinic features a comfortable waiting area, private (curtained) massage booths, and flexible hours.

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts. Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use. The ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments. Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven to be beneficial for many chronic conditions. Conditions including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. Hence, as millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.

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Student Massage

The highlight of a student’s program is giving massages to the public in our clinic. The clinic is supervised by an experienced instructor and, as a result, it offers students the opportunity to practice their new skills on adults 18 and older.

Appointments generally last 65 minutes and include an intake interview, a massage of 45-50 minutes, and an exit interview. After the massage, the client is given the opportunity to provide written feedback to the student as a part of their learning experience.

By Oregon law, students are not allowed to be compensated for massages nor can they receive tips until they are licensed. The fee for the student massage session pays only for its associated costs.