Is Massage Therapy School For You?
Is massage therapy school training for you? Well, there are many
career paths in holistic health and alternative medicine. Which
one you choose depends largely on your own interests. I'm not a
massage therapist, but I'd guess that to be one, you'd have to
be comfortable working very closely ON people. You'd probably
also have to be in relatively good physical condition with
strong hands and a good endurance level. If you've ever had a
professional massage, you've seen that there's a lot of standing
involved and hand manipulation that must surely require a high
degree of strength and stamina. Have you ever tried to massage
someone for 60 minutes straight? It's certainly not that easy!
With that said, however, massage school training could very well
be perfect for you. Especially if you love working with people
and find fulfillment in having a very positive effect on their
overall well-being. There are few other professions that people
look toward with such good feelings! After all, who doesn't love
a good massage?
What to look for in a massage school
As with any career path, it is important to do your research
before hand. Talk to local massage professionals and ask how
they got into the field. What type of massage training did they
receive? Did they find that their training had prepared them
thoroughly for their job? Or did they wish that other components
would have been added to their course to make their training
more effective, better preparing them for the reality of their
first job in the massage indusry?
Ask about professional massage therapist organizations that you
should be aware of, accreditations in the massage field, etc.
Visit websites of massage school listings and review many sites
before making a decision of which school to attend. Don't forget
to check with the Better Business Bureau too to make sure that
there have been no problems with your massage school of choice.
Single complaints are not much to be concerned with in most
cases. Even the best of schools can have one now and then -
that's just the nature of providing a service - some people are
never satisfied and love to complain about every little thing.
What you should be concerned with is if there are several marks
over a short period of time. That would indicate a trend and you
should investigate the massage school in more detail (talk to
past graduates, employers who hire graduates, etc.), or choose
another massage school with a better record.
Like every other important life goal. It's important that once
you've made the decision to begin a career as a massage
professional, that you get started right away and work toward
your goal. It's too easy to procrastinate, so don't put it off
if it's really something you want to do!.
About the author: Stephen Rinaldi is Education and Marketing
Director of Karma-Net and the BBI Network. For more details on
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