Shiatsu Career Overview

Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing Shiatsu. Shiatsu is a form of Japanese massage that is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and it is considered to be a form of acupressure massage. However, unlike other forms of acupressure massage, Shiatsu exclusively utilizes finger and palm massage techniques to treat patient’s pain and health conditions. … Read More

Which Industries Pay Massage Therapists the Most?

Massage Therapy is one of the few careers where someone can earn a decent wage without needing to spend several years in school. For example, our massage therapy program in Miami can be completed in 8½ months! … Read More

Spreading Shiatsu (Shiatsu History, Part II)

In the first installment of a our Shiatsu series, we started with an extensive overview of Shiatsu. In the second installment, we covered the history and early development of Shiatsu by Tokujiro Namikoshi. In this article, we'll cover how Namikoshi spread Shiatsu all over the world. … Read More

History of Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu massage was invented by Tokujiro Namikoshi during the 1920s. However, its history goes back to roots of massage in Japan. Shiatsu was derived from a historical Japanese massage modality known as Anma. Anma was derived from a traditional Chinese massage modality known as Tui Na. … Read More

What is Shiatsu? A Comprehensive Intro to Shiatsu Massage

You've likely familiar with the term Shiatsu, and know that it's related to massage therapy, but don't know much more about it. In this article, we will explore Shiatsu in depth, including: The definition of Shiatsu History of Japanese Massage History of Shiatsu, Clinical evidence for Shiatsu, Studying Shiatsu in massage therapy school Massage Therapy career paths with Shiatsu  What is Shaitsu? Shiatsu, literally meaning “figure pressure,” is a Japanese massage modality that was invented by Tokujiro Namikoshi during the 1920s. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is considered a form of acupressure massage. … Read More

Massage Therapy Specialties and Career Advancement

Specialization is a great way to advance in your massage therapy career. It distinguishes you from other massage therapists, which can mean more clients, and/or give you an advantage when applying to better positions. … Read More

How to Advance as a Professional Massage Therapist

A massage therapy career is different from other careers, in that there really isn’t a corporate latter to climb for career advancement. Rather, career growth depends on the professional path a massage therapist wishes to take. At the broadest level, massage therapists can either work for an employer, become self-employed, or even split time between both kinds of employment. Regardless of which path a massage therapists takes, there some common practices that can help improve job advancement. … Read More

The Cons of Being a Massage Therapist (and how to make the best of them)

A career in massage therapy offers many benefits, including high-job satisfaction, a good earning potential, and the ability to make real difference in the lives of others. … Read More

How Much Do Massage Therapists Earn?

As you may already know, massage therapy careers are currently in-demand. As such, One of most common questions we get from prospective students goes something like this: “After sacrificing 9-months in massage therapy school and paying more than $9,000 for tuition, can you guarantee me a job and how much will I earn?” … Read More

Massage Therapy Career Satisfaction

Note: This is a guest-post by Henry Butler, the Communications Director at Massage Tables Now, an e-commerce store that offers massage tables and supplies. Edited by staff at Acupuncture and Massage College. The massage therapy industry is booming and many licensed massage therapists (LMTs) are enjoying the freedom to work where and when they want, and massage therapy students are enjoying job prospects like never before.  However, does this mean LMT’s are satisfied with their work? … Read More

An Overview of the Acupuncture Profession Today

Over the past few weeks, we've been covering the history of the acupuncture profession in the US. We started by discussing how acupuncture was introduced in the West, and later learned how it was practiced in America during the 1800s, but then largely disappeared from the American consciousness until the 1970s, when it brought into the American mainstream by James Reston, a writer for the New York Times. … Read More

History of Acupuncture Profession during the 2000s

Westerners have known about acupuncture since the 1600s and Americans have been practicing acupuncture since the 1800s. … Read More

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