To all FLSM – Mount Kisco Students: ​I regret to inform all students that Finger Lakes School of Massage – Mount Kisco will hold its last classes on October 31st, 2019.  As you are likely aware, FLSM’s accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (“ACCET”), denied FLSM’s application for reaccreditation.   ​We are sure you have questions about what happens next… Read More

You Are What You Seek

Many of us search for purpose, and within that search we are often focused on a method to get there, or a teacher to guide us. Often it is believed that the solution, and the answers, are found externally. We emulate others, copy friends, try to reform ourselves into what we see as the way… Read More

New ways to Learn ~ FLSM and Perceptual Thinking Patterns

Have you ever thought about going back to school but remember not feeling like you were really good at being a student? It is common for adults to recall their time in High School without the warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia. Often school, and learning, were painful processes, and thinking about going to school again can be daunting or bring up old memories full of fear and inadequacy. Here at Finger Lakes School of Massage we pride ourselves on individualized education, within the parameters of high standards. We are able to hold these high expectations because we teach our students about HOW they learn.


It is a myth, this American experience of fierce individualism, with an end goal of independence. Society behaves as if we should strive to reach independence in this lifetime and that it is a true measure of greatness; independent thinkers, independently wealthy, independently owned and operated. We even measure children’s growth by milestones of independence. The truth is that no one is ever truly independent, this focus on “the self” causes suffering. The expectation of being self-sufficient, not ever met, is often a source of frustration and resentment. If we changed our thinking towards interdependence we are so much more likely to have reasonable expectations of each other and society. We learn to lean on each other in order to move forward.