Inspiring massage education and wellness for the body, mind, and spirit

About Ariana

Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMBI grew up in a family of doctors, nurses, teachers, and writers. Through these roles models, I was influenced at an early age to live a life of compassion and caring. I began my career as an educator over 20 years ago. I began practicing massage therapy 38 years ago. I currently teach over 30 Massage Therapy CE courses, including an online massage therapy instructor’s course.

I was one of the first Licensed Massage Therapists in Texas, as well as being one of the first to hold certification as a Continuing Education Provider and Massage Therapy Instructor. I began offering online CE courses for massage therapists on January 1, 2009.

  • Texas Licensed Massage Therapist Number: MT023951
  • Texas Continuing Education Provider Number: CE 0024
  • Texas Massage Therapy Instructor Number: MI 01024
  • Florida State Board of Massage Therapy Instructor No: 85-1808492
  • National Certification Board Approved Provider Certification Number: 443427-00
  • National Certification Board Practitioner Certification Number: 302861-00


Wes Fletcher

Wes Fletcher

Operations and Marketing Director at Ariana Institute (2015 – present)

Wes is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Digital Media Production. In his free time he enjoys hiking in the Greenbelt, camping, being crafty, reading, and honing his skills in natural and holistic healing practices. Wes aspires to open his own naturopathic and integrative healing clinic for holistically-inclined practitioners and patients.

Stephanie Friedersdorff

Stephanie Friedersdorff

Administrative Assistant (2018 – present)

Stephanie is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, running, HTML/CSS learning, and reading a good fantasy novel. One day she hopes to obtain her PhD to help further educational resources for massage therapy and its many modalities.


Patrick King

Webmaster (2015 – present)

Patrick is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. He is an accomplished digital artist and designer, and has had his art displayed in galleries locally and internationally. His online portfolio can be seen on his website