"Being a male in a traditionally female-dominated profession has its challenges. The Institute of Natural Therapies prepared me to meet those challenges and excel in one of the fastest growing areas of health care today. I opened Black River Valley Therapeutic Massage in Bessemer in 2002 and never looked back. Now going to work each morning is something I want to do, not something I feel I have to do. I do 30-34 hours of hands-on therapy each week. I am booked 2-3 weeks in advance. This isn't by chance. INT equipped me with the knowledge and skills to succeed. Training is everything when it comes to success in massage therapy. My INT training gave me the foundation to build a rewarding career that has earned me a respected place in my community. Even after 17 years I am sill impressed with the advanced training I received at INT. "