This is definitely a teaching school, but it has come a long way since they moved to their new building which is much more modern and well laid out. I like to give gift certificates to my boyfriend for special occassions to go and have a massage. I have also used their spa for mud wraps and other pampering spa services. Everyone there is very accomodating and the students really take their time with you while they perfect their skills. There is definitely a difference between the student massages and the instructor massages (which are consider professional), but either way it is a great deal for an hour get-a-way.