The Finger Lakes School of Massage has officially lost its accreditation and has been directed to close its Ithaca campus by the end of October, along with affiliated campuses in Mt. Kisco, New York, and Frederick, Maryland.
High employee turnover and inconsistent record keeping were some of the issues cited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training for denying the school’s reaccreditation. ACCET initially denied FLSM’s application for reaccreditation in April, but the school appealed the decision. In a letter to FLSM campus director Chanin Storm dated Aug. 16, ACCET announced the appeal was denied and the decision to revoke FLSM’s accreditation is final.