Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
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Massage School Named Best of Virginia Beach

cayce Reilly logo 90Virginia Beach, Va. – The Cayce/Reilly® School of Massotherapy has been named Best of Virginia Beach in the Virginian Pilot’s annual contest. The school took the silver award in the Best Technical Training School category. The School is now eligible for the second annual Best of the Best contest, which will determine an overall regional winner for each category. Voting begins May 8 on the Pilot’s Web site. “We are all very grateful for this recognition and proud to share the Cayce legacy of holistic health and therapeutic massage with our Hampton Roads community,” Education Services Manager Dawn Hogue said.

The awards, announced in the newspaper May 1, are voted on each year by residents of the Hampton Roads area. Winners are selected for each city in the area: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Western Branch, Williamsburg, and surrounding areas.

With more than 20 years’ experience training massage therapists, the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy is the only school that teaches the entire holistic wellness model found in the Edgar Cayce material. Classes for the 700-hour program, taken over just eight months, begin in January, April, and September of each year. Part-time and evening classes are also available, and continuing education courses are offered for therapists to maintain licenses and certifications. The school is approved for Veterans Administration benefits, and federal financial aid is available to those who qualify. A 1,000-hour diploma is also available, with additional coursework in complementary healing modalities.

The school’s mission is to offer a quality comprehensive education in both the art and science of massage therapy. Students experience scientific and technical instruction in combination with holism, healing, and the theory of integrating body, mind, and spirit for optimal health. Course work includes anatomy and physiology, advanced massage techniques, as well as developing an awareness of the body-mind-spirit connection in overall wellness. Business development and ethics are also an integral part of the curriculum. The knowledge gained from these courses along with hands-on training make for exceptionally well-trained and successful massage therapists. The diverse student body spans a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and educational experiences, and the more than 1,000 graduates include people from all over the United States, Canada, and many foreign countries.

The origin of the Cayce/Reilly School grew out of the A.R.E. Therapy Department (now the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa), founded in 1967 by A.R.E. Executive Director Hugh Lynn Cayce and Dr. Harold J. Reilly, a well-known physiotherapist. Dr. Reilly developed the Cayce/Reilly technique from a combination of his personal techniques and methods recommended in the Edgar Cayce material. In 1987, the school was officially recognized as a separate entity by the Virginia Board of Education and was named the Harold J. Reilly School of Massotherapy. In 1997, it was renamed the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy to honor the contributions of both men. This accredited school remains an affiliate of Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), a non-profit organization founded in 1931, and is located on A.R.E’s Virginia Beach headquarters at 215 67th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. For more information, visit EdgarCayce.org/massageschool.


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