Graduate Testimonials

At Cumberland, our students become family. We are proud of the nurturing environment that Cumberland provides to students, whether they are fresh out of high school or starting a mid-career change. Here’s what a few of our graduates have to say.

Cumberland Institute fully prepared me to enter into the massage therapy realm. They equipped me with the right tools, skills, techniques, mindset and knowledge of what to expect when I became an LMT. Cumberland also has incredible teachers on staff that truly care for each student. I’m so glad to have learned from and continue to expand my knowledge of massage and bodywork at Cumberland. — Chris Rader, LMT

You just feel at home when you walk in. You feel at home in your soul… Give it a try.  — Rose Aj Henson


Cumberland graduates at play after graduation ceremony.

This place and the instructors changed my life! I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for Cumberland. I unfortunately didn’t get to finish school… AND.. I consider Cumberland to be Family. I learned more about myself in the years I attended, than I did in the 1st 30 years of my life. I learned how to take care of myself, and I could never say thank you enough to the staff and the students at the time I attended. Much love and gratitude to Cumberland. I love and miss you guys so much!! — Ginger Hutchison

Best school experience EVER! If you’re looking for a true holistic environment for learning, this is it! — Lori Johnson McGinty

I am a graduate of Cumberland and I am always getting comments on my sense of touch. The teachers have knowledge beyond what you can learn at a typical massage school and they really reach out to help you learn through both your experience and theirs so that when you graduate you can carry knowledge and wisdom with you when you go. — Candyce Bennett Lee

My most favorite place to learn, give, and receive massage. I tell every LMT to take CEUs at Cumberland! — Evelyn Anne Barnett


Students celebrating chakra day with Mary McDaniel.

I can’t imagine where I would be if I had chosen a different school! I am SO proud to be a Cumberland grad! — Rachael DeCosta

Way more than I ever expected! Going through Cumberland was really a life-changing experience. I came out as a strong and capable massage therapist, but more importantly as a better person. The faculty genuinely has the students’ best interests at heart. I loved that I could pace the coursework in a way that fit my busy schedule. And most importantly, all the instructors were so helpful even AFTER I graduated. This is a gem of a program and I’m grateful that I was able to attend. — Amy Packer, LMT

The most amazing, spiritually gratifying places I have ever been to or experienced. — Darrell Guinn

I couldn’t have asked for a more comprehensive education. I left feeling part of a bigger family. I gained the ability to not only take care of and nurture others but also to tend to myself with greater care and compassion. Anyone can teach you where muscles are; It takes a special human(s) to show you how to really touch someone with the intent to heal. I’m finished with school now. I’m going back for continuing education every chance I have. I know my school and everyone in it wants the best for its’ therapists and the massage therapy profession. — Laurie K.