Proprietary Massage Schools are schools that are usually owned by an individual who is often a massage therapist or a very interested party. They are usually smaller in nature and cater to smaller class sizes and pay more attention to various learning styles. They usually have a higher number of teachers to students ratio to give students more attention.
They are also often referred to as Mom and Pop schools. Many of these schools were bought out by Cortiva in the mid to late 90’s and Cortiva is now out of business.