The College of Swedish Massage

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I wonder how one went about setting up as a freelance massage therapist in 1949. Did the College of Swedish Massage mail order course culminate with a nice diploma you could display, something along the lines of a "Bra Inspector #23" badge? And exactly how, as a student, did you practice your techniques at home, and on whom?

As the quote below tells us, the College of Swedish Massage eventually was superseded by the more proper Swedish Institute, still teaching massage therapy today. I wonder if you can take their courses online?

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 12, 2013
     Category: Body | School | 1940s

I thought Swedish massages were supposed to culminate in a happy ending?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/12/13 at 10:49 AM
Posted by BMN on 03/12/13 at 11:53 AM
Sadly, there are still many complementary and alternative therapy courses provided online as many of these disciplines have yet to be regulated by the government. As a practising hypnotherapist, I am striving to achieve some form of self regulation with other therapists, so that the public can be protected from those practitioners who have no actual training. For more information, visit
Posted by Susannah on 03/12/13 at 12:28 PM
Bork, bork, bork, bork, bork. Dere, now haf relax.
Posted by KDP on 03/12/13 at 12:35 PM
@Susannah in London: We don't self-promote on this site.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/12/13 at 01:01 PM
I'm letting Susannah's comment here stand, as it actually walks the borderline between spam and human interaction. But I deleted her one elsewhere on WU about quitting smoking, as that one was plainly an advert.
Posted by Paul on 03/12/13 at 01:39 PM
From the annals of the timeless sport of wallet reduction.

But there will never be a shortage of inept volunteer masseurs for the ladies.
Posted by Harvey on 03/12/13 at 03:42 PM
Could you PLEASE PLEASE fix the login ?
It's all messed up now.

Posted by BrokeDad on 03/12/13 at 07:21 PM
I found the old working login on my history. It's not there or working currently on the site. In reply to this post it reminds me of the three massage places here in town with Asian ladies that advertise in the therapeutic section of Craigslist now.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/12/13 at 07:28 PM
I'd love a massage!! Swedish or otherwise, it'd be great.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/12/13 at 08:33 PM
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