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Massage Therapist Program

Letter from the Director


A letter from Deby Grant,

Sage School of Massage & Esthetics Executive Director.

I moved to Bend Oregon in 1995 after resigning my position as Dean of Students at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. I saw a small ad in the local newspaper, The Bend Bulletin that said Central Oregon Community College (COCC) had just been approved by the Oregon Department of Education to start a massage therapy program. Long story short, I was hired as the first director of the Massage Therapy Program at COCC.

In 2006 after eight years at COCC, I resigned and started Sage School of Massage. With 24 years of massage therapy experience it has been my privilege to inspire students and to raise the standards and professionalism of education.  Building on our ten year foundation of successful clinical massage therapy education we have expanded to include an Esthetics Program.  With this addition students have the unique ability to be dual licensed both in massage therapy and in esthetics which will give our graduates a competitive edge in the market place.

We chose the name, "sage", because a sage in the Greek culture was a Master of Science and wisdom. The "sage plant" is believed to have spiritual and physical healing properties. Being a value-centered woman of faith who loves the meaning of words, Sage School of Massage was founded with meaning and purpose.

If you are looking for a dynamic and rewarding career that will allow you to thrive in the world of health and wellness, Sage School of Massage & Esthetics is for you!