Massage Therapy Training- For people who care about people

October 17, 2012 · Print This Article

What should you consider before jumping into any health service career, including massage therapy? One – when you have the degree will there be a job in an expanding market place? Two – is this modality a good fit for your personality. Three – aside from the money, what’s in it for you?
First things first. Employment opportunities are solid. The U.S. Department of Labor stated that “employment is expected to grow faster than average over the 2004-2014 period as more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy.” Another survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation showed a healthy perception among Gen X & Gen Y (ages 18-35). 92% and 94%, respectively, believe that massage can be beneficial to their health. That’s a growing market.

Is this massage therapy a fit for you? Yes, if you are a care-giver. “The patient can tell whether or not you’re a care giver or a mechanic,” cautions Brenda Klarer a seasoned massage therapist.
Yes, if you are a person who love people. The fact that everyone is a unique person with unique challenges makes this job so much fun and, such a challenge.

Yes, if health is a passion. If you are passionate about health, devouring reports, studies, magazines - on the job and off – this is a field that will never be dull. And, yes if you walk the walk. There aren’t a lot of opportunities for overweight, smoking, drinking, soda popping, high anxiety healers.
Finally, aside from the money, why are you interested in pursuing massage therapy? Is there something in yourself you are looking to heal? That brings many to the table. Welcome. Is it a passion for health and well-being and sharing that with the world? If so, welcome.
If it is for the money, and only for the money, walk away.

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