2019 July 19-23 Therapy I, WASHINGTON, DC

This class is over.

Class Info

  • Course
  • Instructor
    Gay Lee Gulbrandson, BA, CLT-LANA, CMT, BCTMB
  • Date
    Jul 19, 2019 (Fri) to
    Jul 23, 2019 (Tue)
  • Location
    Silver Spring, MD, USA
  • Length

    5 days (40 hours)

  • Hours

    8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Class Size

    Maximum 12

  • Tuition

    $1125. until June 19, then $1325.

  • Deposit

    ($350.00) Contact PMTI to enroll and make a deposit. Do NOT pay here, please

  • Continuing Education

    40 CEs Via NCBTMB. CE PROVIDER: Dr. Vodder School International (DVSI)

  • Prerequisites

    Completion of Basic Course with appropriate qualifications. (500 hours of massage certificate, or NCTMB Exam Certified). (More Details)

  • Sponsor
  • Phone
    (202) 686-7046
  • Email
  • Classroom Address
    8380 Colesville Road Suite 600
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
Therapy I
Sponsor: Potomac Massage Training Institute

Live and Learn MLD

Class Policies
  • A deposit is required to reserve your seat.
  • All class hours must be attended to receive your certificate.
  • Reduced tuition for students repeating this course with same instructor.
  • 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.

Classroom Location

SPONSOR - CLASS LOCATION: Potomac Massage Training Institute
8380 Colesville Road
Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone(202) 686-7046
  • The Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) a national leader in massage therapy education, transforms the health and well-being of the Washington DC metropolitan community through professional development, outreach, local partnerships and research.

    If you value... History

    • PMTI is the only massage school in the Washington, DC metropolitan area that has a continuous 37-year history of providing professional training for massage therapists and serving the community.
    • In addition to the laws and licensing of the District of Columbia, 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.

    During our 37 years of service in Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, and Maryland, we have developed a strong legacy of training excellent massage therapists who practice their art and skill with expertise, integrity and heart...

  • Directions: PMTI is located at 8380 Colesville Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Our building is just south of the corner of East-West Highway and Colesville Road in Silver Spring, one half block south of the Red Line's Silver Spring Metro Station and one block north of the D.C. Line.
    Drive: From the Beltway: Take Colesville Road South past East-West Highway. Or take Georgia Avenue South and turn right on Colesville and pass East-West Highway. 8380 is on the left.
    Drive: From East-West Highway (either direction): Turn South on Colesville Road, we are on the left.
    Drive: From downtown DC: Take 16th Street North. At the District line (circle), exit northeast onto Colesville Road. We are on the right.
    To gain access after business hours or on weekends , pick up the handset at the door, ask to be admitted to "PMTI" or "the Clinic," and you will be buzzed in.

  • Student Parking:
    To gain access after business hours or on weekends , pick up the handset at the door, ask to be admitted to "PMTI" or "the Clinic," and you will be buzzed in.

    After Hours/Weekend Parking:
    These parking spaces surrounding our building are FREE on evenings (after 6 pm), weekends and holidays.

    Longer Term Business Hour Parking:
    Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm, you will need to park in a municipal lot nearby. Long term parking is metered in public lots at $0.65/hour. Be sure you are in a long term space - spaces marked "PCS" are reserved for monthly commuter pass holders. The public lots are open 24 hours a day and payment is required between 7 am and 7 pm. There are also private lots scattered nearby that are much more expensive. The nearest lots are:
    NOAA Building Garage: (Garage 58) with 788 long term meters -- This lot is at 1315 East-West Highway, directly across the street from GIANT (½ block away from our door).

    Bonifant-Dixon garage: (Garage 5) with 788 long term meters -- This lot is at 1101 Bonifant Drive (Bonifant and Dixon - about 2 ½ blocks away).

    CAUTION: TWO (2) hour visitor parking is free at our front entrance (Colesville Road) and behind the building (interior lot - access from Colesville and East-West Highway). The spots are perfect for Clinic Clients and short visits. These lots are patrolled and they will ticket/tow as Metro is so close.

  • Hotel Accommodations List Silver Spring, MD
    PMTI 8380 Colesville Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910 202-686-7046
    Take DC Metro Red Line toward Glenmont Exit at Silver Spring station. Walk 1/2 block west across East West Highway to our building 6th floor.

    These listings are provided to you as a courtesy - we do not provide endorsements or recommendations. We encourage
    you to do your own research. All hotels listed are within 5 blocks. Make reservations early, well before class.
    1. Homewood Suites
    8728 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910,
    Telephone 301-565-0005 FAX: FAX301-588-5889 FAX
    2. Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
    8777 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Telephone: (301) 589-0800 www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton
    3. Travelodge
    8040 13th St. Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Telephone: (301) 495-0808 www.travelodge.com
    4. Comfort Inn
    7990 Georgia Ave Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Telephone: (301) 505-3444 www.comfortinn.com
    5. Hampton Inn
    8728 Colesville Rd Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Telephone: (301) 588-5887 hamptoninn3.hilton.com
    6. Days Inn Silver Spring
    8040 13th St Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Telephone: 1-800-588-4400 www.daysinnsilverspring.com
    7. Doubletree by Hilton Washington DC Silver Spring
    8727 Colesville Rd Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Telephone: (301) 589-5200 www.doubletree3.hilton.com
    8. Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring
    8506 Fenton St Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Telephone: (301) 589-4899 www.marriott.com


CONTACT: Please call the receptionist at 202-686-7046 for information about this class. If more information is desired call the Dr. Vodder School Instructor Gay Lee Gulbrandson at 510-849-1388 (leave a message).


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.