Blanchard Valley Academy of Massage Therapy

BVAMT is the premier massage therapy institute in Northwest Ohio. We strive to stimulate the intellectual growth of our students by engaging them in an honest and dynamic search for knowledge and healing through massotherapy.


About Us

BVAMT has been a part of the Findlay community since 2001. Our 5,000 square foot facility includes a large lecture / lab area, five treatment rooms, a secondary classroom for workshops, reception area, break room, retail area selling student books, supplies and nutritional products, a student clinic and administrative offices.

Our rigorous and competitive one-year license program prepares our graduates to start careers in the following areas:

  • Hospitals
  • Hotels / Resorts
  • Chiropractor's office
  • Hair salons
  • Spa's
  • Tanning salons
  • Massage Therapy Offices

Our students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience while participating in the massotherapy program through our clinical and lab studies. Our program is approved through the State Medical Board of Ohio and the State Board of Career Colleges & Schools.

Blanchard Valley Academy of Massage Therapy also offers a wide variety of services available to the public. For a complete listing of the massotherapy services we provide view our services.


Edward Strahm, LMT, MMP

Licensed by Ohio State Medical Board, Associates of Medical Laboratory Technology, Licensed by Myopractic Institute in Deep Tissue, Structural Integration/Advanced, Pattern Release

Instructs: Anatomy, Physiology, Massage Theory, Massage Practicum, Advanced, Therapeutic Massage Techniques, Cervical Massotherapy, Business/Ethics

Maria Weber, LMT

Graduate of BVAMT, Licensed by Ohio State Medical Board, Certified in Cancer Massage, Sports Massage and Repetitive Use Injury Therapy

Instructs: Massage Theory, Massage Practicum, Massage for Cancer, Geriatric Massage, Sports Massage

2016 Update - Now Accepting Students

We are now accepting students for classes starting:

  • April 2016 - Evening Classes (Monday & Wednesday)
  • July 2016 - Evening Classes (Tuesday & Thursday)
  • October 2016 - Day Classes (Monday & Thursday)
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    From the North:

    I-75 South to Exit 161, Turn East, over Main St., First Right after Lowes Distribution Center, Hancock County Road 18 turns into Crystal Ave. Two blocks south of stop-light on the Corner of Lesa Ave. & Crystal Ave.

    From the South:

    I-75 North to exit 159, turn East on Trenton Ave. cross over Main St. over Bridge to Blanchard, Left on Blanchard, Right on Lesa Ave. Corner of Lesa Ave. & Crystal Ave.

    From the East:

    St. Rt. 12, St. Rt. 224 and St. Rt. 568 to Bright Rd. go North on Bright Rd. turn left on East Melrose then turn left at Marathon Gas Station, proceed to 4-way stop. Left on Crystal Ave. 2 blocks on right. Corner of Lesa Ave. & Crystal Ave.

    From the West:

    Heading East to I-75 to Exit 159 (Trenton Ave), cross over Main St. over bridge. Left on Blanchard St. Right on Lesa Ave. Corner of Lesa Ave & Crystal Ave.