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Massage Therapists

Average Annual Salary of a Massage Therapists: $15,000 (new) to $68,000 (adequately experienced)

New Massage Therapists who have attended a respected & accepted educational facility can start with a minimum salary of $15,000. However it will depend on the education and the course of study which may very well lift the entry level salary to a higher capacity.

Necessary Education for a Massage Therapists Career

A certification and or degree in Massage Therapy

What is an Massage Therapists in a nutshell?

A massage therapist, through their massage therapy or bodywork, offers immediate stress reduction and relaxation. Some massage therapist have expanded their skills into specialization practices such as Acupressure, Rolfing or Shiatsu.

Types of Massage Therapists:

There are several different types of Massage Therapy. A Massage Therapists can further their education and their career prospects by studying / offering other forms of massage therapy.

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is a deep compression massage that is done in a push-pull-pumping effect on the patients muscles.

Connective Tissue Massage

Connective tissue massage is a type of massage that is somewhat similar to reflexology. This type of massage therapy treats the body as a whole instead of just focusing on individual areas at a time.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Infant massage

Infant massage has many positive effects for babies

Sports Massage Therapy

When an athlete is given sports massage therapy on a regular basis and given before, during and after an athletic event.

Trigger Point Massage

Trigger point therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on trigger points in the body.

Massage Therapists Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Therapy and Massage Therapy Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Active Listening and Oral Comprehension
  • Service Orientation
  • Time Management
  • Speaking and Teaching
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Dynamic Strength
  • Manual Dexterity

Future Outlook for Massage Therapists:

Massage Therapy is expected to grow 24% and it has been predicted that there will be more than 4,000 new employment opportunities available in the future.

Massage Therapy enhances the quality of life for people. No matter what area a Massage Therapists chooses, the benefits are remarkable for they're clients. Clients look forward to their visits and always leave happier and more relaxed than when they arrived. Massage Therapists will always be able to go home at night knowing they placed anther puzzle piece to create a happier environment for their clients.

What kind of jobs can Massage Therapists do?

  • Massage Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Somatic Bodywork
  • Related Therapeutic Services
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