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Meet the Director/Instructor

Born and raised in Northwest Montana, a 4th generation Montanan, Michael has a deep appreciation for the local surroundings, natural landscapes and the quality of life that has been represented in NW Montana over the generations. Creativity and hard work to provide for his family has been part of Michael’s experience in the path toward becoming a massage therapist and eventually massage therapy training.

When Michael is not working hard, he is busy enjoying his family in this little corner of Northwest Montana and all it has to offer. Hunting, hiking, cross country along with some downhill skiing, gardening, and playing on the water are among his family’s favorite activities.

Michael takes his role as a mentor and an educator seriously in that he delights in helping students fulfill their dream of becoming a licensed massage therapist with exceptional skill. After 35 years in the massage industry, Michael brings well-grounded experience to his training program.

Work Experience

Michael Eayrs LMT NMT

  • 35 years of soft tissue experience adjuncting medical professionals.
  • Past chairman of Montana Board of Massage (2009-2011)
  • Past Owner/Director of MT Institute of Massage (sold school in 2006)
  • Current Owner/Director of Massage Training Institute Montana
  • Assisted with MBLEx National Exam
  • ​Certified NMT Instructor
Experience & Skills

  • 25 Years Teaching Massage Curriculum
  • 25 Years School Administrator
  • Clinical, Medical Massage In MD’s Office
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team: MD, PT, Chiropractic, Massage
  • Private Practice
Massage Work Experience

  • Auto and Work Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • TMJ
  • Headaches
  • Neck-Back-Pelvic-Extremity
  • Soft Tissue Pain Management

Alumni Corner

As we have been in action since 1999, we have plenty of students that can attest to the excellent education we provide. Interested in what previous students of MTI have to say?