North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork

North Carolina Massage Therapy Schools
Massage Therapy Training in Charlotte North Carolina

NC Clinical Massage Therapy Training and Continuing Education for licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists begin with the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork. In your training, you will receive the most advanced massage and bodywork techniques in the country.

The North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork is a Clinical Massage Therapy school in Charlotte, NC and is a massage school specializes in Clinical Massage Therapy Training. Meet the Founder

The NCSAB teaching staff have 60 years combined experience in the massage and bodywork profession both in practice and instruction.

Maximum of 14 Students Per Class – Individualized for a Superior Education Here You’ll Discover Your Pathway to Superior Competency and Professional Status among the Elite of massage and bodywork professionals.

Come see our new location in Charlotte!

Open House:  Friday, Feb 20 - 6pm

First Class begins day/evening:  March 9

A Serious Education for Those Serious about their Future

Now offering Full-Time Day OR Evening Classes
5:30pm to 10:30pm

North Carolina board approved ( 500 hour, 6 month program required to obtain a NC License to practice as a massage and bodywork therapist in the state of NC.  Prepare for the NC state board licensing exam (MBLEx) with a school that has a 100% pass rate!

Check out our Continuing Educational Courses

At the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork You Will Receive the
Most Advanced Clinical Massage and Bodywork Training in the Country.

A Serious Education for Those Serious About Their Future!

Why CLINICAL Massage Therapy? Because . . .

Chronic pain affects 97 million Americans and
costs about $100 billion each year.

(Statistic from Brain Facts, Society for Neuroscience, 2008)

Your New Career As A Leading Edge,
Clinical Massage Therapist
Awaits You
In The Beautiful Mountains
Surrounding Charlotte, North Carolina

Interviews with Kyle Wright


Kyle Wright's newly released book STRUCTURAL BALANCING: A CLINICAL APPROACH, published by McGraw-Hill Publishing, is the primary textbook used for the Functional Anatomy and Clinical Bodywork curriculum. This clinical textbook was written for massage therapy students as well as physical therapy and chiropractic students.

You can now order this forward thinking clinical manual by clicking on the McGraw-Hill direct ordering website link below.

Clinical Massage Therapy and Structural Balancing

quoteI have been utilizing neuromuscular therapists from [Kyle Wright’s Schools] for 9 years, and in my opinion, their students are by far, the best in the business.

Stephen M. Brenan, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician
Charlotte, NC

Message From Kyle Wright

After you get to know me and my work a little better, we can talk about your concerns and ambitions. I can help you decide if massage therapy is the profession for you, and whether NCSAB is the place for you to learn.

From Relaxing Swedish to Solving
Complex Neuro-Structural Problems

Notice this is a school of CLINICAL Massage Therapy. Most massage therapists practice one or more forms of massage that are very relaxing and healthful, yet general in nature. While modalities like Swedish Massage and Asian bodywork are useful and valuable in many settings, there is a difference.

In addition to clinical massage therapy training, you will receive excellent training in the skills of Swedish Massage, the more overall relaxing type of full body massage with oils and all that. You will get an introduction to Asian approaches, including Yin/Yang and Five Element Theory. This is all great and useful stuff. You’ll be very skilled in these modalities when you finish our program.

Although our work takes a Western approach to bodywork, we recognize that the essence of bodywork is energy, and you should have a wide perspective on the various manual, soft-tissue modalities, including the best of Eastern perspectives and techniques. However, focusing energy without the structure that Western science providescan be chaotic and difficult to manage effectively. We give you the structure that is missing from many energy-based systems.

When you add our scientific elementsto our No Pain, More Gain “Edge” technique and Structural Analysis Strategies, you’ll get the most results in the widest range of myofascial and neuro-structural syndromes. Though Western in nature, we believe, it is a no less of a conscious system than some of the more esoteric modalities out there.

What Is Clinical Massage Therapy & Structural Bodywork?
And why is it different from most other forms of massage?

Our focus is on you becoming a specialist in managing and resolving significant pain, posture, movement, and dysfunction issues for which many people have not found relief.

quoteAs a practicing neurologist, I have found the clinical massage therapy and structural bodywork techniques under the direction of Kyle C. Wright to be helpful in the treatment of my patients. I see many patients with chronic pain from a wide variety of causes, who either achieve no or little benefit from standard physical therapy and medications. I have been impressed with the results obtained with his clinical therapy methods. This is particularly true with patients with primarily soft tissue injuries.

Dennis D. Dewey, M.D.
Jacksonville Neurological Clinic, P.A

As David Scott Lynn puts it, we have found that many of the seemingly irresolvable problems people face are the result of Chronic, Excess Muscle & Nerve Tension, or C.E.M.&.N.T. - its medical term is hypertonicity. This is an almost unrecognized source of trouble for large numbers of people, and few health care professionals or therapists of any kind have mastered the techniques, strategies and subtleties needed to manage or resolve this widely pervasive cause of many common problems.

Because the ability to contract muscles is, obviously, necessary to function on a daily basis, few recognize it as a problem. The problem is that while everyone is pretty good at contracting muscles, few know how to DE-contract, or fully relax, their muscles. A well functioning human body must be able to relax or de-contract their muscles just as easily as we contract them.

quoteI am a therapist and I own my own practice in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. I get to help change and improve people’s lives on a daily basis. It’s the most satisfying and rewarding way I could ever hope to make a living. Graduating from one of Kyle’s former schools made all these opportunities possible. It really did change my life.

Chad Jasmine, LMT, NCTMB
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Here are some of the problems chronic, excess muscle tension causes:

  • Imbalances between muscle groups
  • Poor posture & stooping
  • Faulty movement patterns
  • Pressure on and irritation of nerves
  • Trigger Points & referred pain
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Disc related problems
  • Sports related injuries
  • Faulty ergonomics
  • General & Specific chronic pain
  • Many problems of aging
  • Scoliosis and kyphosis

This Is Your Unique Opportunity

This unique approach to Skillful Resolution of chronic muscle tension and the problems it causes is the primary skill you’ll be developing at NCSAB.

Many of our Clients over the years have been to many kinds of therapy — including various kinds of massage and bodywork — searching for relief from a variety of problems. Yet they did not find sufficient or complete relief until they experienced our unique approach to soft-tissue therapy.

This skill — and the related knowledge — is what will set you apart from many, if not most, of the therapists out there today.

So Much in So Little Time?

Now, how we can give you what amounts to an advanced education in 500 hours when other schools offer more hours for a more basic training?

We can provide the education you need to be an excellent practitioner of therapeutic Swedish Massage, while at the same time teaching you how to achieve a higher level of therapeutic skill through our training in Clinical Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork.

How can we do this?

With over 20 years of teaching, I have developed and continuously refined the process of teaching this material to a high art. The training curriculum has been precisely thought out and sequenced allowing the material to be delivered in the most efficient and effective way possible. This efficiency combined with a small, high caliber group of students, allows us to teach you far more than the basic requirements in a shorter time.

THIS superior and more extensive education is what my previous students have appreciated about their time with me and my schools.

If you are already convinced that we might be The Place for You, request an Information Packet or Apply Now to our school.

quoteMy association with Kyle Wright began about 15 years ago. He has treated me for various muscular symptoms which have helped me with my game tremendously. His knowledge of the muscular and skeletal systems of the body has given me an insight on how sports and muscle injuries interact and the subsequent treatment plan needed to alleviate the underlying cause. Kyle has a warm disposition and a keen dedication to the work he believes in. I wish him much success in the years to come.

Vijay Singh, Professional Golfer
#1 ranked golfer in the world 2004, 2005
Three time Majors Champion

In Your Foundational Program You'll Be Learning:

  • How to assess posture as a clue to what’s wrong
  • Evaluating movement patterns and walking
  • How to find the TRUE source of most people's problems
  • What is The Edge and why NO Pain means MORE Gain
  • Why light pressure is OFTEN (but not always) better than deep pressure
  • Precise and Effective Hand Placements for treating soft tissue
  • The Nature of Fluid Movement, and how to achieve it
  • The Truth about how to achieve Effortless Great Posture
  • Why Relaxed and Lengthened Abdominals are actually stronger than tight and contracted Abdominals
  • How to protect and maintain your own body utilizing proper Body Mechanics

Bonus: Receiving Several Massages A Week!
Be More Relaxed Than You’ve Ever Been

(or at least in a really long time!)

One of your perks for getting educated in massage therapy is receiving approximately three to four hours of massage therapy per week, every week, in supervised trades with fellow students. That alone is, I think, worth the price of admission. Just learning about how to relax your own muscles is a revelation for many people.

As we teach you to help others relax their chronic muscle tensions, you’ll find yours starting to disappear, too. And you’ll have the opportunity to learn many other ways of dealing with muscle and nerve tension that often cause a person’s pain.

The reality is there is an art to relaxation, and the more you know how to do it, the more you can help others achieve the deep relaxation their muscles need.

A Life Changing Experience Awaits You

For lots of students, their massage education is a life changing experience. Because of the simultaneous inward and outward focus, and getting to know other human beings at a more intimate, holistic level, your sense of what’s possible will expand dramatically.

Like many students before you, your career will flourish with the deep satisfaction of helping people at levels that only massage therapy can, and getting them out of pain or other problems of posture, movement and dysfunction.

If you decide this is the direction for you, please contact us and schedule a visit. If you need to fly in, I will personally pick you up at the airport.

If you can’t make it here, then we’ll set up a time to talk on the phone. Either way, pick up your phone right now and call NCSAB at (980)-224-8449 (Charlotte NC) or toll free at (877) 628-3007. Ask for your free, No Obligation Information Packet. You can also email me at

Are You Willing To Be One Of The Best?

I admit that I am biased. I want you here learning from me and my staff. That is, IF you want to be among the best and most highly trained massage therapists in America, and maybe even beyond. ... IF you want clinical massage to be not just a better job, but a highly valuable profession you can be truly proud of. ... IF you want to be a highly successful massage therapist and learn from the best in the business with your new career, making it an integral part of your life.

If so, then we are THE massage therapy school for you, and YOU are THE student for us, and I want you here.

With all the schools out there competing for students, it's not always easy to find people who are fully committed to getting the most out of their education: people who want to be the best, people who know that in a profession like this, the learning never stops.

Living On The Edge of Advanced Bodywork & Life Itself

As you get to know us, you’ll understand more about the Edge. It is a central key to providing great bodywork for people and managing many of the aspects of your own life and self.

The short story is that too many people think that deep tissue work has to be painful to work. But the best results come when your Client is within their Edges of pain, meaning they LIKE (or are neutral about) what they are feeling, and are not having to tolerate the pressure you are applying to their muscles.

Working with The Edge keeps you, the therapist, and your Client, focused on the internal tension release process, making neurological connections that increase the effectiveness, efficiency and results of your work.

Like much of what you will be learning with us, there is A LOT more to it than that simple description. Yes, our technique treats the deep tissue. Many say we go deeper than most. The trick is to let the surface tissues release first, THEN go deeper. You’ll learn to deliver deeper bodywork with no pain involved.

Our entry level program will give you all the tools you need to be a VERY successful practitioner. After 20 years of private practice, teaching and managing five massage therapy schools, my learning never stops either.

There is always going to be a Client with a new and different problem that is unique and challenging. As you get better and more experienced, more of them will come your way. and so your opportunities to expand your knowledge and improve your skills.

Your Teachers and Your Big Advantage:
Highly Experienced Massage & Bodywork Professionals

Our Continuing Educational Trainings are built upon the principles you'll learn in our Foundational Program, with a high level of continuity and integration. And the Foundational and Continuing Trainings are taught by top professionals, people with decades of experience in the treatment room.

Although there are many naturally gifted teachers out there, practical experience is a major plus when teaching certain important aspects of clinical massage. Be sure you check into that when you are examining different schools.

Your New School will provide you with the Leading "Edge" training and hands-on skills not available any where else. NCSAB will bring you many state-of-the-art perspectives and techniques for more effective therapy.

Your Instructors are forward thinking, innovative, and highly experienced professionals with proven, decades-long track records in the treatment room, resolving a wide range of myofascial and neuro-structural pain and dysfunctions.

Your Training will equip you with skills, knowledge and insights that can lead to employment working in a variety of healthcare settings.

quoteOver the past six years, I have had the privilege of working with a number of graduates of [Kyle Wright’s schools of Clinical Massage Therapy]. I am engaged in a pain management practice and have found the technical support people who are graduates [of Kyle’s schools] to be exceptionally well trained and of immeasurable help in an integrated pain management program. They have an excellent knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and their training in Neuromuscular Therapy is very beneficial to my patients who undergo a comprehensive therapy program following injury.

Sanford Z. Pollack, DO
President Elect, American College of Osteopathic
Pain Management & Sclerotherapy; Fellow, American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians; Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management; Board Certified, Family Medicine; Member, American Association of Orthopedic Medicine

If you are already convinced that we might be The Place for You, Sign Up to receive an Information Packet or Apply Now to our school.

What, Exactly, Will You Be Able To Do When You’re Done?

Well, it’s a wide open field, ripe for innovation and creativity.

One huge market that is opening up is the Baby-Boomers who are about to start retiring in large numbers. They are one of the most health conscious groups of people we’ve ever seen.

Another opportunity is working with physicians who understand the value of soft tissue therapy treatments for many of their patients' painful afflictions that have been difficult to treat by other means.

quoteI have referred many patients to Mr. Kyle Wright, LMT, NCTMB, for clinical neuromuscular and structural bodywork. These have been my patients with soft tissue dysfunction, generally secondary to trauma. My experience has been positive, in that the patients involved have increased range of motion of the affected areas and have a decrease in their complaints of pain. I have found this type of therapy to be a very useful modality in the treatment of soft tissue disorders. I have found Mr. Kyle Wright to be an articulate and competent therapist.

Ronald W. Dennie, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Another market is athletes and sports enthusiasts. Most of us have heard about top athletes who consider some form of massage or bodywork as vital to their success and injury prevention.

quoteI have been playing on the PGA [Professional Golf Association] tour for 9 years. It is a tough road paved with hard work, dedication, victories and disappointments. Just one year into my career with the PGA, I began suffering from back pain. As time went on the pain intensified, forcing me to seek out help. I consulted with specialists from around the country and found only minimal and temporary relief. Eventually I sat down with several different neurosurgeons, reluctantly discussing my surgical options, feeling that I had reached my last resort.

“Then 3 years ago during a tournament at the TPC Sawgrass, I was introduced to Kyle Wright. I had heard of him from around the circuit from players such as Vijay Singh and Davis Love III and many others, as being the one to see for pain related issues. When he shook my hand and began to speak, I knew I had met someone truly amazing. He exuded a passion for his work like no one I had ever seen. He knew the human body and more importantly he knew golf and the relationship between the two. Prior to working with Kyle I questioned my future as a pro-golfer, fearful that pain would be the determining factor for the things I could do. Since working with Kyle, I feel like I have taken back control. Pain is no longer my main focus on the course, once again my game is. To golf is to fulfill a passion. To play on the PGA tour is to fulfill a dream. Thanks Kyle, for having such passion to help me meet my dream.

Brent Schwarzrock
PGA tour player

I personally have worked with a number of world-class, professional athletes who have been extremely appreciative of the benefits my approach to therapy has provided them. But please bear in mind that if I was using the techniques that most therapists use, and that I used in my early days as a therapist, I most likely would not have gotten the level of results I did with many of my Clients.

I firmly believe you will be hard pressed to find this approach in many places in America.

Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee how well you will do as a professional massage and bodywork therapist. Only you can determine how dedicated and hard working you will be. It takes work to get started and build a practice. But in truth, you are only limited by your imagination and willingness to work hard, along with the quality of your training. And of course, if you go into private practice, like any other business, you will need to develop your marketing and networking skills, which we will help get you started.

quoteHaving had experience with many different bodyworkers, David’s technique is certainly unique. There are levels of healing he achieves I’ve never seen before. This is clearly a result of a vast knowledge of anatomy and physiology combined with decades of hands-on experience.

Dr. John Bordiuk, M.D.
Nutritionally Oriented M.D. & Yoga Teacher
Marino Center • Wellesley, Massachusetts

Become A Self-Employed, Private Practitioner
or A High-Value, In-Demand Employee

One common choice of graduates is to develop a self-employed, private practice. With the right training and personal motivation to get the word out to potential Clients, this option affords you:

  • Set your own hours
  • High career satisfaction
  • Helping people on a daily basis
  • Contributing to society
  • Low stress environment
  • Choosing Who you want to work with as Clients
  • Design your life the way you want it

Alternatively, you can work in a wide range of employment opportunities:

  • With Physicians (medical, chiropractic, osteopathic)- that employ licensed massage and bodywork therapists
  • In Health Care Facilities
  • In Health & Athletic Clubs
  • In Spas & Resorts
  • Become a well respected Instructor of Massage Therapy

For you to take advantage of these opportunities, I truly believe the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork, Inc. is a unique school specializing in providing you with the most advanced clinical massage therapy training available in the country.

quoteOver many years Kyle Wright has brought Neuromuscular Therapy into my office. Through his knowledge and clinical experience, he has been an integral part in the assistance of correcting neuromuscular skeletal dysfunctions. This soft tissue work that has been used as an adjunct to spinal manipulation, works hand in hand to assist the patients through the biomechanics of reversing their conditions. … Neuromuscular Therapy, particularly through Mr. Wright, is a great asset and brings a new dimension to my practice and the healthcare field.

Dr. Joseph J. Altomare, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

Learn more about me, the Founder of NCSAB:

In many of your classes, you’ll be studying directly with Kyle C. Wright. Kyle was founder of the Wright Centers of Advanced Bodywork in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He has successfully treated many people, including the rich and famous. Kyle’s track record as an instructor and therapist is unparalleled in the field.

quoteI have been competing as a professional athlete for 25 years as well as training professional athletes for 15 years. From my own experience as a World Champion and training world class athletes I know it takes a team of highly competent professionals in a few key areas for an athlete to achieve the pinnacle of his or her sport. Kyle Wright is one of those highly competent professionals. I have learned many valuable lessons on myofascial tracks and their effect on performance. Kyle is the master in neuromuscular bodywork. He knows the importance of postural function and the kinetic chain. He knows and understands movement function better than anyone in his area of mastery. Is it any wonder his schools and publications are the standard in the industry?

Gerry James, PGA Professional
2005 & 2006 World Long Drive Champion
1990 Mr. California Over all Bodybuilding Champion

Kyle’s successful career as a Clinical Massage Therapist includes:

  • 23 years clinical experience restoring pain free bodies
  • Changing or Restoring people’s lives in the process
  • 30,000 patients treated throughout his career, and still going
  • Worked successfully with neurologists, chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists, osteopaths and nearly every health care discipline
    you can imagine
  • A proven educational resource to physicians, including lecturing to conferences for osteopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy, strength & conditioning coaches
  • Speaker to Mayo Clinic’s Florida Physical Therapy department
  • In 1999 to 2002, on teaching staff of UNF Complimentary Alternative Medicine (CAM) program on muscular imbalances and myofascial
    pain syndromes
  • Speaker to numerous massage related conventions, as recently as the 2007 FSMTA state convention, with highest ratings of presenters
  • Massage Therapist of the year in 1992 by the North Chapter of FSMTA
  • Therapist to many top professional golfers on U.S. & European tours
  • 2004 massage therapist for the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars

quoteI had to quit golfing for 6 years from a nagging shoulder injury. After 3 treatments from Kyle Wright and with bi-monthly maintenance, I am playing again, pain free. After visiting various healthcare professionals, I was amazed by the results achieved through his specific clinical massage therapy techniques. I have referred other professional athletes to Kyle including the former PGA Commissioner Dean Beman, Calvin Peete, Rick Berry, Jim Hallet, Vijay Singh and Rocco Mediate.

Bill Reid
Director of Golf
T.P.C. Sawgrass

Kyle was Founder, CEO & Curriculum Developer of the original five Southeastern Schools of Neuromuscular & Massage Therapy located in Florida and North and South Carolina, which he owned and operated successfully for 17 years. After years of developing and managing a large administrative and teaching staff, Kyle wanted to get back to the basics and a higher quality of life. He sold his five schools and moved just outside of Charlotte, in the quaint town of Fairview, North Carolina. Now Kyle's North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork is located in Charlotte, NC.

Wanting to stay on the Leading Edge of the massage therapy profession, he has opened the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork. Kyle’s school is extremely dedicated to providing you with highly advanced skills that will serve you well in becoming an integral part of the healthcare industry. He will be fully focused on ONE school and 14 students per class.

His track record in providing top quality training to new massage therapists includes:

  • 8,000 plus graduates with extremely high student satisfaction
  • Physicians seeking graduates of his schools for their clinics
  • Many of his graduates have become leaders in the massage
    therapy field

Passing the National Certification Exam

An important criterion in determining the school that will give you the best education is the pass rate on the national certification exam. Most states require a passing grade on this test to qualify for licensure, which affords you the privilege to practice in that state.

Your NCSAB instructors are highly experienced practitioners, and are experts and specialists that live and breathe soft tissue therapeutics.

Even if you have no background in massage therapy, my staff and I will take you step by step through the process of learning the basics. Upon graduation, you’ll be among the most highly trained massage therapists in the country. You’ll understand and be competent and efficient in treating the most common soft tissue pathologies experienced by the vast majority of Clients or Patients.

After that, if you decide you want more training, we’ll be here when you are ready to move to the next level of your professional development. Our Continuing Educational Programs are designed to be natural extensions of your Foundational Training.

If you are already convinced that we might be The Place for You, Sign Up to receive an Information Packet or Apply Now to our school.

Our State-of-the-Art Text Book

Already self-published six times as a primary text in my previous schools, I am the author of a text book, Clinical Massage Therapy & Structural Bodywork©. This was the primary text for the many thousands of students at my former Southeastern Schools, and will be for you, too. I have recently signed a book deal with McGraw-Hill Publishing to make this text more available to massage schools nationwide.

I have to give due credit to one of MY former and most influential teachers, David Scott Lynn. He is contributing a few chapters to the brand new and completely revised version of my book. Many of the concepts I teach, and you will be learning, at NCSAB, I learned from David in one of his DSL Method series of workshops for bodyworkers about 15 years ago. This is among the Leading Edge material I will be incorporating and teaching you.

quoteApplication of these Teachings will take Yoga to new heights in the Western World. The DSL Method is profoundly sensible.

Leslie Hunter
Yoga Teacher
Sedona, Arizona

We also offer several seminars and workshops on topics like:
  • Advanced Structural Analysis (understanding the physics & geometry of the body)
  • Advanced Structural Balancing Strategies
  • Advanced concepts and techniques in manual therapy
  • Principles of Tai Chi/Chi Kung movement & exercise
  • Philosophy, Psychology & Science of Being Human
  • And much, much more

Well, that about wraps up what I have to tell you . . . for now. But as you can guess, my staff and I have MANY more things to tell you and show you.

So please, pick up your phone, like right now, and give me a call at
(980)-224-8449. Send me an email message at

Let’s see what we can do to help you establish yourself as a Leading Edge Practitioner in Clinical Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork.

I previously taught classes with 50 to 60 students at a time, and everyone got what they needed. At this time in my life, to maintain a high level of personal interaction, I am only accepting 14 students per class, so please start the process right now.

Find out more about our programs and CEU courses.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours Truly,
Kyle C. Wright, LMBT, NCTMB




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