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


The School

8609 Willows PL., Parker, CO 80138

School for Massage Therapy Massage Therapist TrainingLotus Education Institute, located in Parker,CO, 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

Christy Bebout, LMT

Christy is a proud native of beautiful Colorado. She carries dual licensure in esthetics and massage and has been a trainer in both for big name brands and resort spas across the country. Feeling stagnate in her massage career Christy was ready for a change and signed up for a DeepFeet Ashiatsu course on a whim. Little did she know it would completely take her career to the next level. Immediately after class she felt a new sense of renewal and was excited to be able to stay in the industry and keep doing what she loved most. Her passion now is to share the same gift to massage therapists as she has done for so long with estheticians; teaching professionals how to stay in the business longer and increase their income by offering innovative and in demand massage techniques. Christy has studied and co-taught Ashiatsu with our founder Ruthie Hardee for several years and now teaches out of her home studio in Parker, CO. When Christy is not teaching Ashiatsu she is chasing her toddler, playing with her pups and enjoying the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Come get inspired in the mile high city and get barefoot with Christy!

Matt Hudgens, LMT, LAc.

Matt has been a massage therapist for 20 years and is a licensed acupuncturist. Matt has considerable experience working in the spa industry and extensive knowledge of Tai Chi and Chi Kung. Matt teaches deep tissue massage, neuromuscular, myofascial, anatomy, physiology, and energy modalities.

Janet Shipman, LMT

Janet has taught massage in Hawaii and Colorado. Janet loves teaching foundational Swedish massage technique, business, and many additional modalities. Janet brings a wealth of experience from the spa industry.

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 a Ph.D. in Education: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. She works as a research faculty member for the computer science department at Colorado School of Mines. Christine also teachers 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

Mt. Sopris presiding over the Roaring Fork Valley

Mt. Sopris presiding over the Roaring Fork Valley

Parker, Colorado

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Roaring Fork Valley

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