Training Options for Holistic Health Careers

More than a third of all Americans use holistic therapies outside of traditional Western medicine to maintain their health and well being, according to research conducted by the National Institutes of Health. They also spend about $30 billion annually on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to federal researchers. That breaks down to about $500 per person. … Read More

5 Reasons to Learn Massage Therapy as a Flexible Career

Posted December 20, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Massage

There are so many reasons to pursue massage therapy as your next career move, from the opportunity it offers to help people maximize their health and wellbeing to being able to avoid spending your work day behind a desk. But one of the best reasons is the flexibility it offers as a professional path. … Read More

Holistic Health Careers: Massage Therapy Practice in Hospitals

Posted December 08, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Massage

One of the rewarding aspects of a career in massage therapy is that practitioners can choose to work in a variety of settings. One possible career path that might not immediately occur to an aspiring massage therapist is to practice at a conventional hospital. Yet more hospitals are developing patient programs that include massage, creating more more career opportunities. … Read More

Top 5 Holistic Health Careers

Posted December 06, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Acupuncture, Careers, Massage

Are you looking for a new career that combines your love of helping others with stability and great earning potential? Now is the time to jump into the exciting field of holistic health careers because the demand for natural alternatives to conventional medicine continues to grow. … Read More

Holistic Health Careers: Massage Therapy

Posted November 24, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Massage

A career in massage therapy is one of the most rewarding professions you'll find in the health care field. Some of the benefits of pursuing massage include: An expanding industry and demand for services, flexibility in scheduling and workplace environment, and an accessible career path. In fact, you can complete a degree in massage therapy in less than a year. … Read More

5 Reasons to Consider a Degree in Acupuncture

Posted November 15, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Acupuncture, Careers

There are a lot of compelling reasons to consider a degree in acupuncture if you're looking to continue your education or jumpstart a brand new career. From the flexible degree programs to the benefits of pursuing a career helping people, the field has a lot to offer people looking for a next professional step that's both achievable and rewarding. Check out just 5 reasons to consider a degree in acupuncture. … Read More

The Five Essential Substances in Traditional Chinese Medicine Philosophy

Wood, fire, earth, metal, water — you are no doubt familiar with these elements in a variety of contexts. But did you know that these five substances together make up the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine? Understanding this ancient health tradition requires knowledge of how these five essential substances underpin everything from the universe to the human body. … Read More

Shiatsu Massage Therapy for Wellness

Posted September 27, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Careers, Massage

Shiatsu, a form of therapy based upon traditional Chinese medicine principles, promotes health and strengthens the body’s healing abilities. Translated as "finger pressure" from Japanese, Shiatsu works to improve overall health by affecting the internal energy system. Patients seek shiatsu for wellness because the therapy results in increased vitality, energy and stamina. … Read More

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