PMTC is Going Green


Professional Massage Training Center (PMTC), Inc., one of the country's premier massage therapy schools, unveiled new, environmentally friendly and sustainable building plans for its recently acquired property at 233 East Commercial Street today.

The construction plans for the 4,700 square foot space include expanded classrooms and a new spa clinic. Once completed, plans call for the building to feature a rooftop garden and terrace, high albedo roof decking, graywater harvesting and solar water heaters. Green design elements planned for the new facility would incorporate recycled artwork from paper, wood and metal, recycled glass mosaic tile, countertops made from post consumer glass and floors with locally sourced reclaimed wood.

"PMTC is committed to providing students with the highest quality facilities available," said Juliet Mee, Director. "In our view, quality is more than just comfortable and visually appealing spaces with the latest technology. While we do provide that, quality should also be measured by how our facility affects the health of our students, the vitality of our faculty and staff and the future of our environment. Our current building plans address all three of those issues."

PMTC revealed the plans at the Commercial Street EPA National Sustainability Pilot Workshop and Community Open House, hosted by the City of Springfield's Department of Planning and Development at Cooks Kettle Restaurant.

Professional Massage Training Center has occupied the approximately 10,000 square foot building at 229 East Commercial Street since 2000 when renovations were completed. The new building is located directly east of PMTC's current location and construction plans are set to begin in the near future.

Professional Massage Training Center was founded in 1994 by Director and Owner, Juliet Mee. Located at 229 East Commercial Street in Springfield, MO, the school offers two, 900-hour, massage therapy training programs approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. PMTC was authorized as a proprietary vocational training school in 1998 by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. PMTC is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Associations Council of Schools and a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.