We are dedicated to providing quality hands-on, experiential education for students interested in becoming professionals in Massage and Bodywork Therapy.
The Bio-Chi Institute is located in the friendly tri-state river town of Sioux City, Iowa. Our convenient location is only a short distance from the intersecting point where Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska unite. The beautiful scenic Perry Creek Trail ways offer newly constructed walking and biking paths with public access directly behind the school.
BCI provides a large 10,000 sq. ft learning space including a 3500 sq. ft open area for teaching Massage therapy and movement classes. BCI provides top-of-the-line massage tables and onsite chairs for in class coursework instruction. The lecture room utilizes wireless Intranet and multimedia for visual and interactive delivery of coursework. The Resource Room is open to students during school hours. It contains current periodicals, study space, and hundreds of books. Free Wi-Fi is available to all students at the college. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our fully equipped kitchen. Healthy meals, drinks, and snacks support better health choices. The consumption of fast food is strongly discouraged at BCI. The BCI facility is handicap accessible and is in compliance with all rules and regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Bio-Chi student clinical space offers at minimum 8 large individual private therapy rooms and large rooms with dividers with the capacity to accommodate up to 18 persons per hour or one large group. Four treatment sections have been specifically designed with sets of installed ceiling bars for the delivery of bare foot bar massage. Four other treatment rooms are designed to accommodate spa therapies, couples massage, and individual sessions.
The BCI Student Clinic provides Massages to the Siouxland Communities at reduced rates.
All faculty have reached advanced levels of Massage/Bodywork Therapy and hold Certified Instructor status. Many of the BCI Instructors have developed their own Bodywork Therapy Healing Systems. These systems have been effectively taught through advanced training, and to the BCI students. The instructors continue to travel throughout the world specifically studying cross-cultural healing practices and learning massage/bodywork therapy and other complimentary alternative medicine directly from gifted healing art practitioners and founders of many styles and techniques.