Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy

504 West. Olive Ave.

Porterville, California 93257

559-783-8260

www.healingartsacademyporterville.com

 

 

 

January 2014-December2014

 GENERAL CATALOG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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The Power of Touch

 

 

Director         Guadalupe Suarez                           

 

Instructor      Isabel Ornelas          

 

Guadalupe Suarez has attended Cal State Bakersfield and Graduated from Mendocino Junior College, Sonoma State University, Dominican University, and Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy.                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Isabel Ornelas who is also a graduate of Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy. Is a skilled Certified Massage Therapist with years of experience in Massage Therapy. She is well qualified to teach and answer any questions you may have.

 

Mission Statement

The Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy seeks to offer a sole course of study in Massage Therapy for all individuals who desire a quality education in a reputable career as a Massage Practitioner.

 

Institutional Goals

 

Goal #1           Provide quality instruction and programs.

Goal #2           Provide quality student support services and programs.

Goal #3           Provide positive and supportive learning environment.

Goal #4           Foster positive and efficient institutional, fiscal, and personnel processes.

Goal #5           Develop and promote community partnerships and linkages.

 

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

 

Student Services

 

Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy is here to help you succeed in class and achieve your educational goals. By providing assistance with enrollment, registration, academic advising, and mentor services .Also to answers any general questions you may have.

 

Location

 

Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy is located at 504 W. Olive Ave, Porterville, California in southeastern Tulare County; all classes will be held at this location. Porterville is the gateway to a vast mountain wonderland and recreational area. It is within three hours commuting time to the seashores of the Pacific or to the metropolitan Los Angeles area.

Institution Information

The institution is a private institution and it is approved to operate by the bureau. State approval to operate from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Institution code # 85171618.

Course Title: Massage Therapy

This is a 250 hour course in Massage Therapy. Upon completion of this program you will receive your certification of completion from our academy. This course will consist of Anatomy, Physiology, The theory and technique of Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, and prenatal massage. Work ethics is also taught. Practicum is practice in the field or study outside of the school location as an externship or on the location such as in a clinical training.        

General Information

Classes are held during four 10-week terms per year please call for future dates. Classes missed due to weather or holidays will be made up. Classes run Monday and Wednesday 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Attendance Policy

The length of this program is ten weeks. Missing two classes will result in a grade point drop of one full letter grade. It may also be cause for termination from the program.

 

Tests and Exams

Bones, muscles and body system exams are given every week. A practical exam is given the 7th week after basic Swedish massage has been taught. During the 10th week there will be a final written anatomy exam, there will also be an oral presentation in the 10th week. Students are to complete all 250 program hours and pass each academic test with a grade C or above.

Careers in Massage Therapy

There are several options for massage therapists entering the field. A massage practitioner may work at: A day spa, health club, physical therapy office, Chiropractor or open your own business. You may wish to consider these options however this institution does not offer job placement assistance.                                

Academic Eligibilities

Any high school graduate, any graduate of an equivalent secondary school, or persons with equivalent high school proficiency test scores may be admitted to Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy. Other persons over 18 years of age who can benefit from instruction may be admitted upon the recommendation of the director. A brief 1 to 2-page essay will be required in the absence of documentation of high school diploma or equivalency test scores (GED).  There is a limited class size of six students to ensure your quality education.                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                          

Fee Schedule

The cost is                              $3,200 per student                        Registration Fee:  $75.00                                                                                           

All tuition is due one week prior to class if you wish to make payment arrangements you will be billed a $75.00 registration fee. All tuition is due in full before any certificates are issued.  This institution does not have any pending wrongful operations or actions against it such as bankruptcy or debtor claims within the last five years.

Financial Aide

This is a private non- accredited institution and does not participate in federal and state financial aid programs

Financing is available

Option one: 0% interest with a $500 deposit and $200 monthly payment.

 Option two: 5.5% interest with a $250 deposit and a $150 monthly payment.

*if you fail to pay on date agreed you will have to pay late fee of $2.00 per day for each day late.

 

Supplies

You will need a massage table, this not mandatory but highly recommended. Average cost is $199.00 to $399.00.  A good massage table will be able to hold up to 600 lbs and is noise resistant. Most reputable companies offer a lifetime warranty on their tables and wood tables are preferable to metal. Two reputable companies you may wish to consider are Custom Craftworks or Earthlite.   

 

Student Package

 

Anatomy Coloring Book                                                                                                    

Colored pencils                                                                                                                     

Notebook                                                                                                       

Binder                                                                        

Binder paper                                      

Poster board                                                                                       

Massage oil   

*student package provided by the school                 

Other Required Materials              

Two flat sheets

Standard pillowcase

Large bath sheet

Bag for supplies

School uniform required is a white scrub top and black scrub pants.           

These supplies are needed for the hands on portion of the course and must be brought to every class. Please be prepared to give and receive a massage in every class.

 

A Library including books, magazines, and videos is available to student’s onsite to check out on a weekly basis during the 10 week course.

 

This Facility includes the front office/waiting room where students will greet clients equipped with: furniture, one computer and printer

Classroom where all lecture and hands on training is taught is equipped with:

Two massage table and furniture typical of a classroom setting

One clinical room to be used by student to do clinic hours is equipped with:

One massage table and furniture. 

This institution does not provide dormitory facility or any kind of assistance finding housing

 

Code of conduct

Out of respect for fellow students we request that you keep language on a professional level. You may bring snacks or drinks to class but please put all trash in trash receptacle at the end of the evening. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any sexual advances toward students, staff or clients, will result in immediate termination of your program and will be reported to the local police department. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

 

Advisory Committees

 

Advisory committees lend assistance to the institution in the development of vocational programming that will prepare the students for useful productive lives. The committee members make known the occupational needs as they pertain to employable skills in the specific occupation and in the geographic area of the school, and report on changing technology as it might affect the school programs.

Advisory committees are extremely important in the development of a two-way system of understanding and communication and for the partnerships that are necessary between the school and the community.

 

Affirmative Action

 

The policy of Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy is to implement affirmatively equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be followed to ensure this policy is followed in all personnel practices.

 

Language Proficiency Information

 

Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy does currently offer the full 250 hour program to bilingual English-Spanish speakers. Applicant must provide High school diploma or GED. Applicant must be able to follow lectures and instruction in English. Testing will be provided in their appropriate language. This will be provided at no extra cost.

 

Sexual Harassment Policy

 

It is the policy of this institution to provide an educational environment that is free of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment.

 

 

Release of Public or Academic Information

 

Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy may release student names, addresses, phone listing, dates and places of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, certificate received, and the most recent educational agency or institution attended.

This information will be released to educational institutions, government agencies and potential employers only upon receipt of a written request, signed by an employee of the organization requesting the information. It is the policy of this school not to release information without appropriate signatures, subpoenas, or authorization. Copies of student records will remain on file on site at this institution for a period of five years commencing on the first day of enrollment.

 

Probation and Dismissal

Students not meeting scholastic standard set by the school will be put on probation and may be required to repeat certain parts of the course as needed. Excessive tardiness will not be tolerated. Students who are tardy two or more times may lose one full grade point. Any sexual advances made toward students, staff or clients, will result in immediate dismissal from the program.

 

 Formal Student Grievances

Should any student have a dispute regarding grades, policy, records, instructors or other, the student must first consult with the instructor. If this does not achieve satisfactory results you may contact the director Guadalupe Suarez by calling 559-783-8260. For disputes beyond this you may contact the Bureaus for Private Postsecondary Education and file a complaint by mail at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, Ca 95833, or by telephone at (888) 370-7589.

Notice of Student Rights                                                                  

1. The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. Read the Notice of Cancellation form for an explanation of your cancellation rights and responsibilities. If you have lost your Notice of Cancellation form, ask the school for a sample copy.                                                                 

2. After the end of the cancellation period, you also have the right to stop school at any time, and you have the right to receive refund for the part of the course you have not taken. Your refund rights are described in the contract. If you have lost your contract, ask the school for a description of the refund policy.

3. If the school closes before you graduate, you may be entitled to a refund. Contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at the address and telephone number printed here for information. Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education P.O. Box 980818 West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818 (916) 431-6959

4. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the  Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, suite 400, Sacramento, Ca 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll free telephone number (888 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897

5. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 toll free or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s web site www.bppe.ca.gov

 This institution does not have any pending wrongful operations or actions against it such as bankruptcy or debtor claims within the last five years.

"NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION"
"The transferability of credits you earn at Advanced Myofascial Healing arts Academy is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn in Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Advanced Myofascial Healing arts academy to determine if your certificate will transfer."

This institution has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.

Leave-of Absence

Students will be allowed to have one week of leave of absence which the student will be required to make-up within three months from the completion of the course.

Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)

 

 It is a state requirement that a student who pays his or her tuition is required to pay a state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund.

 

"You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all of part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and                                              

2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if either of the following applies:                                                                                                                                                                                
1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party."

 

"The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
2. The school's failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
3. The school's failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or the Division within 30-days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30-days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act."

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

 

It is important that you keep copies of the enrollment agreement, receipts or any other information that documents the monies paid to the school.

 

Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to:

 

State of California Department of Consumer Affairs

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

P.O. Box 980818 West Sacramento, Ca 95798

Telephone: (916) 431-6959

 

Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy

504 West Olive Ave Porterville, Ca 93257

(559)783-8260 www.healingartsacademyporterville.com

 

School Performance Fact Sheet

2012 & 2013 Calendar Years

Massage Practitioner (10 week Course)

 

On-Time Completion Rates

Calendar Year

Number of Students Who Began Program1

Students Available for  Graduation2

Graduates 3

Completion Rates4

2012

8

8

8

100%

2013

10

10

10

100%

 

 

 

Students Completing After 10 week course(101-150% Completion Rate

Calendar Year

Number of Students Who Began Program1

Students Available for Graduation2

100% Graduates5

150% Completion Rate6

2012

8

8

8

0

2013

10

10

10

0

 

 

 

Student’s Initials: ________ Date: ________________

 

 

Placement Rates

Calendar Year

Number of Students Who Began Program1

 

Number of Graduates3

Graduates Available for Employment7

Graduates Employed in this Field8

Placement Rate Employed in the Field9

Graduates Employed in the Field an Average of less than 32 hours per week

Graduates Employed in the Field at least 32 hours per week

2012

8

8

8

5

63%

5

0

2013

10

10

10

2

 

20%

2

0

 

 

 

Student’s Initials: ________ Date: ________________ 

 

 

 

Salary and Wage Information(includes data for the two years prior to reporting)

Annual Salary and Wages Reported by Graduates Employed in the Field14

 

 

Calendar Year

Graduates Available for employment7

Graduates Employed in this Field8

$15,000 to $25,00

$20,000 to $25,000

$25,000 to $30,000

$30,000 to $35,000

Students not Reporting Salary

2012

8

5

0

2

0

0

3

2013

10

2

2

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

Student’s Initials: ________ Date: ________________ 

 

 

Student Loan Information

 

The Cohort Default Rate (CDR) represents the percentage of this institution’s students that failed to make required payments on their federal loans within three years of when they were required to begin repayment of that loan.  The most recent three-year cohort default rate reported by the U.S. Department of Education for this institution is 0 %.

 

The percentage of the students who attended this institution in 2010 and 2011, who received federal student loans to help pay their cost of education at the school was 0 % .

 

Student’s Initials: ________ Date: _______

 

This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, placement rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains the information as calculated pursuant to state law. 

 

Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at:  P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, www.bppe.ca.gov, P: 888.370.7589 or 916.431.6959, F: 916.263.1897.  

I have read and understand this School Performance Fact Sheet.  The School Performance Fact Sheet was reviewed and discussed with a school official prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

 

__________________________________

Student Name - Print

 

___________________________________

Student Signature                                                       Date______________

 

____________________________________

School Official                                                           Date_______________

 

 

 

#Definitions           

 

1“Number of Students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began the program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting calendar year.

 

2“Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of students who have died, been incarcerated, or been called to active military duty.

 

3“Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the program length.

 

4“Completion Rate” is the number of Graduates divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation.

 

5“150% Graduates” is the number of students who completed within 101-150% of the program length.

 

6“150% Completion Rate” is the number of students who completed the program in the reported calendar year within 101-150% of the published program length divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation in the published program length period.

 

7“Graduates available for employment” means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment.  “Graduates unavailable for employment” means the graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.

 

8“Graduates employed in the field” means graduates who are gainfully employed in a single position for which the institution represents the program prepares its graduates within six months after a student completes the applicable educational program.  For occupations for which the state requires passing an examination, the period of employment must begin within six months of the announcement of the examination results for the first examination available after a student completes an applicable educational program.  A list of the titles of the positions considered to be in the field of training can be obtained from the Job Placement Assistance Office.

 

9“Placement Rate Employed in the Field” is calculated by dividing the number of graduates gainfully employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.

 

10Number of Students Taking Exam is the number of students who completed the program within 150% of the published program length and who took the exam in the reported calendar year for the first time.

 

11Exam Date is the date for the first available exam after the students completed the program.

 

12Passage Rate is calculated by dividing the number of students who passed the exam by the number of graduates who took the reported licensing exam.

 

13Number Who Passed First Exam Taken is the number of students who took and passed the licensing exam in the reported calendar year on the first attempt.

 

14Salary is as reported by the student. Not all graduates report salary.  A list of the employers of the Graduates Employed in the Field can be obtained from the Job Placement Office at the School.

 

BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT, 2013 BRANCH DATA-20140821125457

Reporting Year:  2013
Institution Name:  Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy
Institution Code:  85171618
Branch Address:  0
Branch City:  0
Branch State:  California
Branch ZIP Code:  00000

 

 

 

BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT, 2013 PROGRAM DATA-20140821125208



Report for Year:  2013
Institution Code:  85171618

INFORMATON FOR EACH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OFFERED AT THE INSTITUTION: 
Degree/Program Level:  DiplomaCertificate 
If “Other”, please specify:   
Degree/Program Title:  DiplomaCertificate 
If “Other Doctorate”, “Other Master”, “Other Bachelor”, “Other Associate” or “Other” was chosen, please specify:   
Name of Program (e.g. Business Administration, Massage, etc.):  Massage Therapy 
Number of Degrees or Diplomas Awarded:  2 
Total Charges for this program (Report whole dollars only):  $3200 
Number of Students Who Began the Program:  10 
Students Available for Graduation:  10 
Graduates:  10
Completion Rate:  100
150% Completion Rate:  0
Is the above data taken from the data that was reported to and calculated by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System of the United States Department of Education?:  no

PLACEMENT:
Graduates Available for Employment:  10 
Graduates Employed in the Field:  2 
Placement Rate:  20 
Graduates employed in the field an average of less than 32 hours per week:  2 
Graduates employed in the field an average of 32 or more hours per week:  0 
EXAM PASSAGE RATE:
Does this educational program lead to an occupation that requires licensing?:  no   
If “Yes”, please provide the information below (For each of the last two years): 
First Data Year (YYYY):  2013     
Name of the licensing entity that licenses this field:       
Name of Exam:       
Number of Students Taking Exam:       
Number Who Passed the Exam:       
Number Who Failed the Exam:       
Passage Rate:       
Is this data from the licensing agency that administered the exam?:     
Name of Agency:   
If the response was “no” provide a description of the process used for attempting to contact students: 
Each student was contacted by phone or mailed a letter to please contact the school.

Second Data Year (YYYY):       
Name of the licensing entity that licenses this field:       
Name of Exam:       
Number of Students Taking Exam:       
Number Who Passed the Exam:       
Number Who Failed the Exam:       
Passage Rate:       
Is this data from the licensing agency that administered the exam?:   
Name of Agency:   
If the response was “no” provide a description of the process used for attempting to contact students: 


Do graduates have the option or requirement for more than one type of licensing exam?:     
Provide the names of other licensing exam options: 
Name of Option/Requirement:   
Name of Option/Requirement:   
Name of Option/Requirement:   

SALARY DATA 
Graduates Available for Employment:  10 
Graduates Employed in the Field:  2 

Graduates Employed in the Field Reported receiving the following Salary or Wage 
$0 - $5,000.00:  0
$5,001.00 - $10,000.00:  0
$20,001.00 - $15,000.00:  0
$25,001.00 - $20,000.00:  2
$20,001.00 - $25,000.00:  0
$25,001.00 - $30,000.00:  0
$30,001.00 - $35,000.00:  0
$35,001.00 - $40,000.00:  0
$40,001.00 - $45,000.00:  0
$45,001.00 - $50,000.00:  0
$50,001.00 - $55,000.00:  0
$55,001.00 - $60,000.00:  0
$60,001.00 - $65,000.00:  0
$65,001.00 - $70,000.00:  0
$70,001.00 - $75,000.00:  0
$75,001.00 - $80,000.00:  0
$80,001.00 - $85,000.00:  0
$85,001.00 - $90,000.00:  0
$90,001.00 - $95,000.00:  0
$95,001.00 - $100,000.00:  0
Over $100,000.00:  0

 

 

BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ANNUAL REPORT, 2013 INSTITUTION DATA-20140821122202



Report for Year:  2013
Institution Name:  Advanced Myofascial Healing Arts Academy

Institution Code (If an institution has branch locations the institution code is the school code for the main location):  85171618

Street Address (Physical Location):  504 W Olive Ave

City:  Porterville

State:  California

ZIP Code:  93257

Number of Branch Locations:  0

Number of Satellite Locations:  0

Is this institution current with all assessments to the Student Tuition Recovery Fund?:  yes 

Is your institution  approved by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education? Include only full institutional approval, not programmatic approval:  no 

If yes, please identify the Accrediting Agency:
   

If your institution has specialized accreditation from a recognized United States Department of Education approved specialized/programmatic accreditor, list the accreditation:   

Has any accreditation agency taken any formal disciplinary action against this institution?:  no 

Does your institution participate in federal financial aid programs under Title IV of the Federal Higher Education Act?:  no 

Does your institution participate in federal veteran's financial aid education programs?:  no 

Does your institution participate in the Cal Grant program?:  no 

Is your institution on the California Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)?:  no 

Is your institution receiving funds from the Work Investment Act (WIA) Program?:  no 

Does your institution participate in, or offer any additional financial aid program?:  no 

If yes, please indicate the name of the financial aid program:   

If your institution reports a Cohort Default Rate to the US Department of Education please enter the most recent three year rate:  0 

Percentage of students who in 2013 received federal student loans to help pay their cost of education at the school was:  0 

Number of Doctorate Degrees Offered:  0 

Number of Students enrolled in Doctorate level programs at this Institution:  0   

Number of Master Degrees Offered:  0   

Number of Students enrolled in Master level programs at this institution:  0   

Number of Bachelor Degrees Offered:  0   

Number of Students enrolled in Bachelor level programs at this institution:  0   

Number of Associate Degrees Offered:  0   

Number of Students enrolled in Associate level programs at this institution:  0   

Number of Diploma or Certificate Programs Offered:  1   

Number of Students enrolled in Diploma or Certificate programs at this institution:  10   

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Link to your Performance Fact Sheet if it appears on your website:  http://www.healingartsacademyporterville.com/massage%20brochure.htm  

Link to your Catalog if it appears on your website:  http://www.healingartsacademyporterville.com/massage%20brochure.htm

Link to your Annual Report if it appears on your website:  http://www.healingartsacademyporterville.com/massage%20brochure.htm