5 Reasons Why Becoming a Massage Therapist Might Be the Career Path for You

Posted August 04, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Massage

You're interested in finding a new career path and think massage therapy might be the right fit, but just aren't sure. You might wonder: What training is required to practice? What does the lifestyle of a massage therapist look like? What are the long-term prospects for the profession? … Read More

Explore the Pros and Cons of Massage Therapy

Posted July 28, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Careers, Health & Fitness, Massage

Take the time to explore the pros and cons of massage therapy before making the leap into a new career. While you'll likely find the positives of massage therapy far outweigh the negatives, understanding all aspects of the practice will help you come to an informed decision. The pros touch on various aspects of the massage therapy practice and its impact on health, from the business side to the clinical, and including massage therapy types and techniques. For many patients, massage therapy tends to complement mainstream medicine, adding a positive and synergistic effect to treatment. One of the benefits of practice includes the fact that a massage client can choose between modalities, or types of massage, and customize their treatment. Massage can also be very effective when performed immediately after a workout session at the gym, when the treatment can help relieve pulls or strains, and have a lasting effect for days afterwards. After a day of work, massage can provide calm and relaxation, and a window of serenity in the midst of a busy and hectic work schedule. Massage also provides other general health benefits, including: Improving circulation Aiding the body's healing processes Increasing the range of motion in joints Releasing toxins Reducing pain … Read More

How to Learn Massage Therapy

Posted July 05, 2016 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions & filed under Careers, Massage

Have you ever wished you could set your own work schedule? Or earn extra income doing something you love? Maybe you want to own your own business, or have dreamt of working abroad. If so, earning an associates degree in massage therapy could be your first step down an exciting new career path. … Read More

Is Becoming a Massage Therapist the Right Career for Me?

Posted June 30, 2016 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions & filed under Careers, Massage

Choosing to change careers can be a daunting task. Making the right decision comes down to identifying your goals and priorities, determining what excites and energizes you, and capitalizing on the skills and interests you have. … Read More

4 Reasons Careers in Holistic Medicine Are on the Rise

Posted May 24, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Alternative Medicine, Careers

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Smart Career Move: The Future of Acupuncture is Bright

Ever since President Nixon visited China in 1972 and saw firsthand the power of acupuncture, the popularity of this ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine has grown significantly. With continued acceptance and increased recognition, the future of acupuncture appears beyond bright. If you’re considering becoming a professional acupuncturist, the timing is perfect. … Read More

Massage for Wellness is Needed Everywhere: Top 6 Places to Work

Posted April 26, 2016 by Anton Rivera, B.A. & filed under Careers, Massage

An increased focus on health and well-being is powering the trend toward wellness. In line with this, the number of places people can get a massage for wellness is increasing as well. … Read More

How Much Does Massage School Cost?

A career in massage therapy is great for many reasons: You get to help people feel better – almost instantly. You can have a flexible schedule, and in many situations, you can even be your own boss. Moreover, you can have huge earning power starting right away. Massage therapists have a median salary of $37,180 per year. And some can make up to $75,390 annually … Read More

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