Central State Massage consistently promotes the field of professional massage by continually serving the state of Oklahoma through community events and charitable contributions. Our history of strong education developing knowledgeable and skilled massage therapists is built on the desire to assist each and every student in achieving their goals and is the driving force of our institution.
Central State Massage Academy was founded by Mr. Harold L. Fisher after his experience with massage during World War II. Mr. Fisher received massage therapy after suffering a gunshot wound as a form of physical therapy to recover from the injury. His experience had such a profound impact that he opened Central State Massage Academy to share and promote the profession around the country. Today his wife, Mrs. Carol A. Fisher, is the residing president of CSMA and together they have developed the vision and mission that has made Central State Massage Academy a leader in massage education.
At CSMA, the students’ needs and desires are at the very core of every aspect of the educational process. It is the primary concern of every faculty member at the Academy to provide an educational environment that allows each and every student to fully explore, discover, and develop their knowledge and skills as a massage therapist with the understanding that every graduate represents not only our school but also the profession of massage itself. We are dedicated to helping current students and graduates alike in achieving their goals and relish the opportunity to assist them in realizing their dreams. Even today CSMA is reviewing and revising our curriculum searching for ways to improve our educational process even further. Some of these ideas include advancing Anatomy and Physiology courses with more hands on experiences; beginning much needed continuing education programs in Oklahoma.
Our contributions to professional massage, the community, and especially students are of the highest importance and the very reason why the Academy exists.
CSMA is carrying out the mission and vision that began so many years ago at an even higher level.
Central State Massage Academy is committed to inspiring students to achieve the highest standards of academic and skills development through education programs that are student centered and standards based. We seek to instill in students high standards for academic scholarship, ethics, professionalism, integrity, and responsible leadership to ensure success as entrepreneurs in the professional massage and spa industry.