Our History

Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics, Inc. (ASNT) is a locally-owned, woman-led, private massage school in Tacoma, Washington's Lincoln neighborhood. Since 1979, ASNT has been owned and operated by Aliesha Alexandar, LMT. Aliesha and her husband, Bill Thompson, LMT, who are directly involved in the day-to-day operations of the school.They are also part of the instructional staff teaching classes during each program session. ASNT provides a comprehensive 722-clock-hour Massage Program to prepare you for massage licensure in Washington State.

School Founder

Aliesha Alexandar, Founder and President 

Aliesha Alexandar, Founder and President 

Founded by Aliesha Alexandar in 1979, ASNT has been serving our community under her ownership ever since. Aliesha’s passion for health and wellness started at an early age while caring for her sick father. In her late teens, she made a precocious turn towards holistic healing that eventually led her to massage. Her love of the healing art of massage prompted her to spread her knowledge through teaching, and, working out of her home, she graduated her first class of four students in 1979. That class laid the cornerstone for ASNT, which has thrived at the same Tacoma location for nearly 38+ years. Her innovative blend of Western and Eastern techniques has established her as a pioneer in the field. During her long career, Aliesha has also been a tireless champion of massage, volunteering countless hours of service and, as the president of Washington's AMTA, working to re-establish the respect that massage enjoys today.

About The Local Area

ASNT is located at 4026 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma's Lincoln International Business District. The school occupies three buildings: a main classroom building, an administrative building and a classroom/massage clinic day spa building. There is a large parking area in the courtyard behind the school, and the school is located directly on Pierce Transit bus line #1, which runs seven days a week and stops on the street outside our campus.

The Lincoln International Business District makes up the heart of a diverse and vibrant residential neighborhood. That diversity and vibrancy is reflected in the business district, where some of the best, cheapest Vietnamese restaurants in the Northwest sit in proximity to family-owned restaurants ranging from Mexican and Central American fare to Southern cooking. Long-standing businesses such as Lincoln Hardware and Lincoln Pharmacy buttress the neighborhood, and the area is also home to beautiful Lincoln Park and historic Lincoln High School.

There are several grocery and corner stores in the neighborhood, and a quick trip across the I-5 freeway is the South Tacoma Mall. ASNT's campus provides easy access to I-5, the Puget Sound, downtown Tacoma, and the rural plains and mountains to the east.