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Port Townsend School Of Massage

PTSM School Spirit

A Place of Growth and Healing


There’s a reason we seek out students who have a passion for healing and helping others along with a desire to embrace a career they love…

It’s because that’s how this school began.  With just three students and our founder along with a love for massage, a belief in the transformative power of its energy, and a strong desire to create community through the massage profession.

Massage is not just a luxury. It’s a way to a healthier, happier life. It is our intention to help people move more freely with less pain.

We offer two core training programs to cater to students who may have schedule challenges. We also offer continuing education classes and advanced training programs in Orthopedic Massage.

If you’re interested in joining more than 800 graduates in entering a career with heart, click below to schedule a call.

Port Townsend Massage Therapists

Our Story

From its conception, Port Townsend School of Massage’s evolution has been an organic unfolding. The very first class was held in 1996, with three students meeting in Founder and former Director, Fairin Wood’s living room. The school grew to 15 students that fall and moved into its home at the Palindrome.

Since 1996, PTSM has expanded into larger locations – uptown Tyler St. and more recently Landes Court, which has been our home since 2003. 

We have a wide range of teaching and administrative staff who have a passion for their classes and the material they teach, and offer Continuing Education classes.

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We have over 1000 graduates from our massage licensing programs.  Massage today continues to be one of the fastest growing professions in the US. [source:]

The Port Townsend School of Massage was born out of a strong desire to make a contribution to creating community through the massage profession.

Port Townsend has long been known for its transformative energies, drawing body workers and natural therapists from all parts of the country.

Port Townsend is a well-known place for growth and healing. It is at a crossroads where the Straits of Juan de Fuca and the Puget Sound converge and is surrounded by the majesty of the Olympic Mountains to the west and the Cascades to the east.

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Port Townsend School of Massage is a web of great integrity and strength, spun out of the work, dreams and energy of many. At PTSM we strive for excellence – one massage therapist at a time.


Our commitment is to recognizing, supporting and enriching each individual while providing a thriving learning community which fosters excellence in natural therapies. 


We want to enhance what you literally bring to the table. What you have is unique. It’s what people are looking for!

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Current owner, Elizabeth Piglowski, LMT, bought PTSM in July of 2019 – just before the Coronavirus pandemic.  Her 20+ year connection with the school, from student to practitioner to instructor to administrator, prepared her to navigate a changing landscape through the pandemic. 

Lizzz is the leader for PTSM – guiding the school, students and instructors through ever-changing regulations and into the future.

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