Potomac Massage Training Institute

Sponsor Info

  • Website
  • Phone
    (202) 686-7046
  • Email
  • Address
    8380 Colesville Road Suite 600
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    • Gentle effective technique,
    • Medically proven method,
    • Exciting multimedia lectures, professional student handbook and texts,
    • Technically grounded scientific instruction,
    • MLD is indicated for most people and for numerous pathologies.
    • Much more than Lymphedema training,
    • Outstanding practitioner skill-set,
    • Is 75% hands-on practice in class,
    • Engaging, supportive instructor,
    • Small class size, personal instruction.
Potomac Massage Training Institute

Live and Learn MLD


PMTI is a pioneer in massage therapy education:

  • Our collaboration with community partners in the area of research provides our students with unparalleled opportunities to study and practice massage as an art and science.
  • We are deeply involved in leading the industry with our groundbreaking work on massage-related research
  • Our innovative teaching methods and integrative approach to massage training help our students identify their learning styles and enhance their own learning experience.
  • Our program structure is designed to help students go beyond the knowledge of how to perform a massage… we emphasize the skills and professionalism you need in order to become a massage therapist.

PMTI’s highest priority has always been the quality of education that our students receive.  We are the only nonprofit massage school on the East Coast, and we hold ourselves to the highest standards of our profession:

  • In addition to the laws and licensing of the District of Columbia, and MD, we hold ourselves accountable to both the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation and the AMTA Council of Schools.
  • Potomac Massage Training Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.
  • We abide by the AMTA Code of Ethics, as well as our own internal code.
  • Our teachers must hold all necessary certifications for practicing massage, and participate in regular teacher training.
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Sponsor Policies
  • A deposit is required to reserve your seat.
  • All class hours must be attended to receive your certificate.
  • Cancellation/Refund Policy

    To receive a refund, credit or transfer (minus any required non-refundable deposit), cancellations must be made at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of class. No refunds, credits or transfers will be given for any reason after that point. To cancel your registration, please call the Front Desk at (202) 686-7046. If there is no one to take your call, please leave a detailed message. In the event a workshop is cancelled by PMTI, a full refund of any registration fees will be provided to the Registrant or if desired, a transfer of the credit towards another workshop. We do our best to process refunds as quickly as possible; please allow up to 30 days for refunds to be processed.

    Early Bird Registration Eligibility DISCOUNT

    For most of our workshops, there are two payment options: a discounted early bird price and a full non-discounted rate.

    To receive the discounted early bird rate, the full discounted payment is required before or on the day of the early registration deadline. If the full early bird price is not paid before or on the early registration deadline, you will then be responsible for the full price of the workshop minus the deposit amount.
    Please see Potomac Massage Therapy Institute enrollment form and policies at http://www.pmti.org/registration for full details.


Dr Vodder School International Instructor
Mail: 1791 Solano Ave #A8
Berkeley, California 94707
Phone(510) 849-1388
Fax(510) 900=6182

Gay Lee Gulbrandson, a resident of Berkeley, CA, BA (Biology) Beloit College, WI. She is a certified MLD therapist by the Dr Vodder School International (VSNA-DVSI, 1996), and certified Basic Course and Advanced Course instructor. Gay Lee has a thriving private practice in MLD and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT). Her qualifications and accreditations include certified massage therapist (CMT-1979), AMTA member (1988-), orthopedic massage certificate (Hendrickson School 1991), NCTMB/BCTMB certified (1995-), NLN sponsoring member (1996-), CLT-LANA certified (2002-), CAMTC Registered (2011-). Gay Lee has 2 grown sons and a daughter, and is happily married. She is an innovative, dynamic and respected teacher who travels frequently to teach MLD throughout the USA.