Mary Jo Jones founded Universal Therapeutic Massage Institute, Inc. in 1993. It was Mary Jo's wish to create a school that was centered on the student's growth as an individual. Part of Universal's philosophy is to ensure that our students are capable of working in any professional environment or, if they choose to, they are well prepared to open their own private practice. It is our goal to ensure that each student master our program in its entirety with a clear, concise and thorough understanding of massage therapy and its applications. The result is a graduate who is not only skilled and confident, but creative as well. We are confident that we provide this little extra touch.