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About Us

Maiden School of Massage & Bodywork Therapy was founded in the fall of 2010 by Brad & Renee Hicks. Renee has been a licensed Massage Therapist for 20+ years and educating students in massage for over 18 years. She has given over 17+ thousand massages in her career. Renee's passion for massage has lead her and Brad to open a Massage Therapy School. The school staff is awesome. The school founder, Renee Hicks will be the primary instructor. Her ability, heart and soul shows how much she cares for each student. So you must come by and meet this passionate woman.

Meet Our Instructors:

Renee Hicks Owner/Instructor NCLMBT #2281

Renee Hicks wears many hats as the Owner,

Director, Instructor, and a Massage Therapist at

the Maiden School of Massage. She teaches

AP2 & Deep Tissue. She has been in the massage

field for over 20+ years and has dedicated herself

in training her students on how to help others

inside-out through the healing power of massage.

Heather Piotrowski NCLMBT #9869

Heather Piotrowski is the daughter of Brad &

Renee Hicks. Her expertise in the field is

Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage,

Theracupping, Bamboo Massage and she

also teaches Body-mind and Energy classes.

Heather teaches the Swedish day class.

Her high energy and compassion for this work

will make you want to learn even more.

Carissa Mason NCLMBT #

Carissa Mason is the instructor of our Swedish

class in the evening. She graduated from Maiden

School of Massage and has been perfecting her

craft of healing for many years She also teaches several of the Allied Modality Classes. Her energy is contagious.

Matt Arnold NCLMBT #

Matt Arnold is a previous graduate of Maiden

School of Massage and has been an instructor

for the school for 3 years. He is a licensed therapist and

is highly passionate about his craft and passing

on his knowledge and experience of massage.

Michael Mendez NCLMBT #12059


Michael Mendez is our instructor that teaches one of our allied modalities.

He also attended Maiden School of Massage and has been sharpening his skills for many

years. He has traveled to Thailand to further his

knowledge and skills becoming immersed in Thai

massage and their practices of healing.

Paula Micol NCLMBT # 15614 Substitute Instructor 

Paula is our instructor for the AP1 & AP3 Day class. She attended Maiden School of Massage & Bodywork Therapy in 2015. Paula also has a Bachelor of Science Education from Western Carolina University. Paula is also a co-owner of a Spa in Lincolnton, NC. Her studies have included NMT, Swedish, Reiki, Acupressure and Asian Cupping to just name a few. She is always trying to find fun ways to teach Anatomy.

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