The school pompously proclaims itself as "The Harvard of Massage Schools", probably to feel better about what they are. The profession of a masseuse will never be anything that glorious or respected, there are tons of unlicensed people who do it just as good as the ones who went to SI. I am not even talking about the perverted associations of the public and sexual context to the "profession". Most of MTs including our teachers admitted they were ashamed to say they are masseuses for their entire life, saying they are "alternative health care"professionals :) Even after 1,5 year and $22 000+ to get a license, everywhere you go you will be expected to provide sexual service and the owner of the spa will tell you with a grin that what you do with the client is your own business. This job is HARD, physically deteriorating, UN-respected and low-class. I just mean that there is nothing to be so conceited about teaching that. Yes they offer decent quality education but it's nothing extraordinary. Most of the teachers there are old sad people dissatisfied with their lives, carrying injuries after years of massaging other peoples backs, angry at the world. A teacher once came up to me and kicked my leg because i closed my eyes at the lesson. Most of the students work for the tuition and they won't even let you come with a coffee in the morning. The ACs were crazy, i'd get sick every week while studying there and they will only allow for 4 absences or less in the semester, others you will have to pay for. There was a ton of other things. Like the rest rooms, which are horrible tiny stalls where you cannot breathe but can almost touch the leg of the person on the toilet next to you.