Our Mission

To provide Licensed Massage Therapists and Body Workers with quality continuing education. With an emphasis on classes that are convenient and interesting, we provide education that has value to our students.

Meet the owners and founders of Tucson Institute of Massage.
Melody Arnett, Dianne ‘Mo’ Taith, and Elias Sanchez.
We are three friends and former massage therapy instructors. We realize that there is a niche to be filled in Tucson. With over 32 years’ experience between us as massage therapists, and 11 years combined experience as massage educators, our passion is in mentoring and providing quality continuing education that meets the needs of Arizona LMT’s.

The Founders

Elias Sanchez
Elias Sanchez
Campus Director
Dianne “Mo” Catherine Taith
Dianne “Mo” Catherine Taith
Marketing Director
Melody Arnett
Melody Arnett
Assistant Campus Director

Your Instructors

Becki Garza
Becki Garza
Becki Garza is a practicing herbalist in Tucson, AZ, and owner of La Yerberia Botanicals, offering custom herbal formulations to health care...
Holly Lotus Indigo, LMT
Holly Lotus Indigo, LMT
Holly Lotus began mentoring individuals in 2003 while serving in the United States Army. This intensive career experience laid a solid foundation...
Mary Neugent, LMT
Mary Neugent, LMT
Marie Neugent is the owner of Touch of Healing Massage and Wellness Center.  A Board-Certified Massage Therapist and Certified Mind-Body Wellness...
Peter Bird & Melanie Eldridge
Peter Bird & Melanie Eldridge
With a combined 40 years of experience practicing and instructing in the healing arts and bring metta, patience and compassion, which is at the...
Jen Hartley & Chris Hallwas
Jen Hartley & Chris Hallwas
Jen Hartley, a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, and Chris Hallwas , both burn scar victims and the 2015 EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR by the...
Kassidy Crawford, LMT
Kassidy Crawford, LMT
As a business mentor and LMT, I believe that every independent massage therapists’ knowledge of marketing is just as important as their hands-on...
Jimmy Gialelis, LMT, BCTMB
Jimmy Gialelis, LMT, BCTMB
Jimmy Gialelis is a board-certified licensed massage therapist having graduated from Utah College of Massage Therapy, Salt Lake City, UT, in...
Heidi Wilson
Heidi Wilson
A practicing bodyworker for over 23 years, Heidi is certified in Craniosacral Therapy and Shiatsu.