Why Holistic Health Careers Are on the Rise

If you're considering holistic health careers, now is a great time to get into the field. Holistic health considers a whole person and emphasizes the connection between their mind, body and spirit — more and more people want treatments that address all three, or therapies that compliment traditional medicine focusing on the body. A growing interest in wellness and healthy living has fueled an increase in the need for practitioners of massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine and other complementary treatments. … Read More

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What Is Shiatsu Massage Therapy?

Posted August 09, 2016 by Carlos Sama, LMT & filed under Massage

You probably know that Shiatsu is one among several different types of massage therapy, but you may not know what the treatment entails. What is Shiatsu massage therapy exactly, and how does it help those who receive treatment? Shiatsu practice originated in Japan based on traditional Chinese medicine with elements of Western therapies, according to the Shiatsu Society. It amplifies the body's own ability to heal itself. … Read More

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

Considering Massage for High Blood Pressure? It Helps

High blood pressure affects no small number of people — about 70 million people in the United States have the condition. That means approximately one in every three Americans, or 31.3 percent, has high blood pressure, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and nearly half of those aren't properly managing it. High blood pressure increases the likelihood of suffering a heart attack, stroke and other serious health conditions, so it's important to get it under control. … 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

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