Online Courses for Massage Therapy, Vocational Instruction, Continuing Education & Massage Therapy Certification


The School

242 Main Street, Carbondale, CO 81623

School for Massage Therapy Massage Therapist TrainingLotus Education Institute, located in Carbondale, Colorado, provides state-of-the art high quality hands on and online education for becoming a massage therapist and for anyone who wants to improve their teaching skills as a vocational instructor.

Courses are designed and taught setting standards in the massage therapy profession for excellence utilizing western research-based principles and the eastern wisdom of compassion, intelligence, and awareness.

Lotus Health Education assists people in learning cooperative, respectful, harmonious, prosperous, and effective personal relationships, facilitating a happier and healthier world.

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The Instructors

Debra Gonzales
is a native Coloradan who studied at the Boulder Massage School in 1987 and received Honors in Swedish Massage. She apprenticed for one year with David Carrasco, a blind therapist in Cherry Creek who taught On-Site, Shiatsu, and Amma massage. Debra worked for 5 years under several chiropractors, enhancing her understanding of the human body. According to Debra, “I feel massage makes one aware of their body. Most people forget that we’re not all brain. We forget about our bodies. Massage lets you get in touch with your body again, like getting in touch with an old friend.”


Christine Liebe, owner and founder of Lotus Education Institute, has been a massage therapist for 25 years. She has successfully opened three private practices, co-founded a massage school in 1999, worked overseas in Switzerland at a 5 star spa, and worked at the Remede Spa in Aspen, Colorado, which has been ranked the number 1 spa in America.

Christine combines her world-class professional experience and scholarly studies to create the high quality instruction necessary for success in today’s school and spa industries.

A lifelong learner, Christine has finished the majority of her doctorate in Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Christine teaches GED, advanced ESL, college preparatory reading, and Education courses for Colorado Mountain College. Christine has a Masters in Education specializing in Literacy. Her passions in life include mothering her two children, hiking with her golden retriever, and helping people to communicate meaningfully and deeply. Her dissertation compares effective parenting strategies of countries with high-performing educational systems.

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More About Our Location

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