Our History

GotYourBack-U is the educational extension of GotYourBack which was originally founded in 1986 and is a leading company in the massage and wellness field. The company was founded by Desmond Slattery and Bronwen DuPertuis who are both practitioners in Shiatsu and Massage. They went on to develop the educational extension, GYB-U, as a way to further promote the field, and to provide quality resources for its practitioners.

The addition of Amanda Wagner in 2016 boosted GYB-U to new levels due to her background in organizational management and leadership. We now offer a diverse array of live classes, online classes, advanced degrees, specialties and a 100 hour certification program leading to a degree of Certified Acupressure Bodyworker.

Our mission is to offer not only great classes, but a great learning experience, and most importantly a high return on your investment. The user experience is very important to us and we design our class layout with you in mind. Offering simple guidance so you, the student, can focus on learning. Renewing your CE’s is a cinch, certificates are distributed and stored right in your account for easy access and we are here to answer any questions about classes, our facility, or licensure and renewal requirements.