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Founders Brad & Renee Hicks, Massage School

Maiden School of Massage & Bodywork Therapy was founded in the fall of 2010 by Brad & Renee Hicks.  Renee has been a licensed Massage Therapist for 19 years and educating students in massage for over 15 years.  She has given over 16 thousand massages in her career.  Renee's passion for massage has lead her and Brad to open a Massage Therapy School.  The school staff is awesome.  The school founder, Renee Hicks will be the primary instructor.  Her ability, heart and soul shows how much she cares for each student.  So you must come by and meet this passionate woman.



Meet Our Instructors:

Renee Hicks Owner/Instructor  NCLMBT #2281

Renee Hicks wears many hats as the Owner, 

Director, Instructor, and a Massage Therapist at

the Maiden School of Massage. She teaches 

AP2 & Deep Tissue. She has been in the massage

field for over 19 years and has dedicated herself

in training her students on how to help others

inside-out through the healing power of massage.

Heather Piotrowski  NCLMBT #9869

Heather Piotrowski is the daughter of Brad & 

Renee Hicks. Her expertise in the field of is

Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage,

Theracupping, Bamboo Massage and she

also teaches Body-mind and Energy classes. 

Heather teaches the Swedish day class.

Her high energy and compassion for this work

will make you want to learn even more.

Carissa Mason  NCLMBT #

Carissa Mason is the instructor of our Swedish 

class in the evening. She graduated from Maiden 

School of Massage and has been perfecting her

craft of healing for many years.

Matt Arnold  NCLMBT #

Matt Arnold is a previous graduate of Maiden 

School of Massage and has been an instructor 

for the school for 3 years.  He is a licensed therapist and

is highly passionate about his craft and passing 

on his knowledge and experience of massage.

Michael Mendez  NCLMBT #12059

Michael Mendez is our instructor for the AP1 & AP3

night class. He also attended Maiden School of

Massage and has been sharpening his skills for many

years. He has traveled to Thailand to further his

knowledge and skills becoming immersed in Thai 

massage and their practices of healing.

 Paula Micol NCLMBT # 15614

Paula is our instructor for the  AP1 & AP3 Day class.  She attended Maiden School of Massage & Bodywork Therapy in 2015.  Paula also has a Bachelor of Science Education from Western Carolina University.  Paula is also a co-owner of a Spa in Lincolnton, NC.  Her studies have included NMT, Swedish, Reiki, Acupressure and Asian Cupping to just name a few.   She is always trying to find fun ways to teach Anatomy.