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Massage Therapy - Who Makes a Good Massage Therapist?

Massage Therapy
Have you always found the sciences to be more interesting than literature? Are you fascinated by the human body - inside and out? Do you enjoy helping others feel good? If so, maybe you should consider a career in massage therapy.

Massage therapy education almost always includes the basic fundamental forms and functions of the human body. When you enter into an intensive massage therapy program of study, you can bet required courses will include biology, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pathology, and some form of psychology.

To be a good masseuse, you also have to enjoy working with and helping people. Your massage education will prepare you for working with people through various classes such as psychology and customer service. You might also be provided with the history, theory, and practical application of massage therapy techniques. If your focus is on rehabilitation, your school should cover the proper methods for medical massage.

It might surprise you that massage schools can also teach you how to operate a massage therapy business of your own. Business courses will include computer functions and usage, management, marketing, business accounting, professional ethics, and state laws and regulations.

Choose your massage education carefully and properly, though. If you are intending to become a massage therapy student, look for an accredited school and program that has gone through the approval process. Industry approved curriculums that have received accreditation will have one or more of these organizational initials attached: COMTA, ACCSCT, ACCET, ABHES, NACCAS, or AMTA. There may be others specific to the region in which you study or intend to work. Do some research. Ask questions. A reputable school should be more than willing to discuss accreditation with you. Massage schools without a willingness to discuss accreditation, or those that do not have accreditation symbols attached to their programs, may not be worth your time, your hard-earned cash, or the certification they may offer.

Do some soul-searching to see if a course in massage therapy is right for you. Then choose your school wisely and you will be on your way to becoming the successful massage therapist you want to be.

To learn more about Massage Therapy Schools, search our site for more in-depth information and resources. We also invite you to visit our Natural Healing Directory and find Colleges, Universities, Vocational Schools and Holistic Schools at SchoolsGalore.com, your educational resource to locate schools.



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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.
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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.
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    • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
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    • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
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    • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
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