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Massage Therapy Schools and Your Future Career

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Is a career in massage therapy right for you? For those of you who are interested in natural healing, have a genuine desire to help others and are debating which healing art education you'd like to pursue, perhaps you should explore the possibility of enrolling in one of many massage therapy schools.

The massage therapy field offers promising potential and increased job opportunities: Prospective students who elect to participate in massage therapy programs are fast learning that many health care providers and even insurance companies are widely beginning to accept massage therapy as an effective treatment and preventive care therapy for an extensive variety of illnesses and injuries.

The vast majority of schools for massage therapy offer comprehensive, hands-on training to students in several modalities. The more recognized areas of massage therapy include Chair Massage; Deep Muscle Therapy; Manual Lymphatic Drainage; Medical Massage; Myotherapy; Shiatsu: Sports Massage; Swedish Massage; Thai Massage; Therapeutic Massage and Trigger Point.

Though curriculums vary from school to school, most standard courses include basic massage therapy training such as Swedish and Sports Massage. Students who complete their education in massage therapy are often required by law to pass a National or State Certification Exam; and are often prompted to maintain their certification through continuing education programs to stay abreast of new techniques and technology. Furthermore, for intensive training in the field of medical massage, students may also be required to attain a degree.

In addition to field-specific massage therapy training, students will also gain an overall understanding of massage therapy practice through coursework in anatomy; business; body and motion mechanics; ethics; kinesiology; and physiology.

Whether one desires to open his or her own massage therapy practice or work in one of many medical care or health-related facilities, it is vital to acquire appropriate skills and education through an accredited massage therapy school first. Once the mandatory requisites have been met, professional massage therapists will have the know-how to help patients and clients through noninvasive treatments; and can expect respectable hourly wages for their efforts.

If you are thinking about enrolling in a Massage Therapy School to gain your education, feel free to visit the Natural Healing Schools Directory at SchoolsGalore.com for more information.


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    • Offers training in various types of massage therapy, physical therapy/sports rehab, and personal fitness training & wellness.
    • Teaches in an environment that promotes learning and encourages empathetic and compassionate therapists.
    • Career service professionals work directly with students from the start of their program, and help them pursue employment in day spas, luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other locations.
    • Students can work in the SOCHI Massage Clinic to gain experience and build their career skills.
    • Financial aid representatives help students develop a personalized financial plan to finance their tuition.
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    • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
    • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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    • One of the largest massage therapy schools in the nation teaching since 1979.
    • First massage school in California to be nationally accredited.
    • Has a successful job placement record— 86% of graduates get placed into work in massage therapy.
    • Provides massage therapist education with multiple methods to ensure every student learns the material.
    • Offers lifetime career placement assistance and holds partnerships with a variety of employers.
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    Milan Institute , Bakersfield
    • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
    • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
    • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
    • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
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    Mayfield College , Cathedral City
    • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
    • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
    • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
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    Platt College , Online (campus option available)
    • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
    • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
    • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
    • 3 campuses in Southern California.
    • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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    • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
    • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
    • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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    • Ranked #35 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
    • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost.
    • Grants students in its Global Online program the same diploma as graduates from Cal U’s traditional degree programs.
    • Has an student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1.
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