We are committed to each student being given caring attention and supervised instruction. In all practical classes we guarantee the ratio of faculty to students will never exceed 1:20 per instructor for 7 tables. If we have more than 20 students in a class, we will provide a massage therapy instructor to assist the primary instructor. For lecture, classes will have one instructor to 36 students. This is in accordance with TAC§140.347(g)(2).

Faculty

 
 
 

Savitri Frizzell, L.M.T., NCTMB, D.Ay, M.T.I, (MI01144)

Director

Savitri Frizzell is the Director of SAI, graduated 1977 from New York Swedish School of Massage. She has been a certified Yoga Instructor since 1980 and holds a Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine from New England School of Ayurvedic Medicine in Boston, MA having graduated in 1995. She is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCTMB) since 1993. She has been an active professional member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) since 1979. Recently, she has served as co-educational chair with the state chapter of the AMTA. She teaches Massage Therapy, Advanced skills of Swedish Techniques, professional ethics, pathology, kinesiology, and the Ayurvedic understanding on developing the quality of longevity.

 
 
 

Debra Lolmaugh, L.M.T., M.T.I, (MI0589)

Instructor

Debra Lolmaugh, Retired Trager Practitioner. She is a 1994 graduate of Neuromuscular Concepts School of Massage, and she has been teaching since 1998. Debra specializes in Swedish massage and muscular-skeletal anatomy. She has studied anatomy with Deane Juhan, author of Job’s Body, and was a teaching assistant in Japan and Hawaii. She teaches anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and massage therapy.

 
 
 

Laura L. Reynolds, L.M.T., M.T.I

Instructor

Laura Reynolds is a certified medical massage practitioner who has studied and put into practice therapeutic massage techniques, postural and gait assessment, holistic wellness, Spa Management for the past 16 years. She has owned and managed multiple businesses in a variety of genres thus she brings a vast amount of real life knowledge in daily business operations and client satisfaction to the classroom. Laura is eager to guide and mentor new massage therapists hungry for success. She teaches anatomy, physiology kinesiology, massage, ethics and business.

 
 
 

Ernest S. Estrada, C.E. (1216)

Instructor

Ernest Estrada is a Paramedic and an instructor with the American Heart Association (TX 15409). He teaches First Aid and CPR.