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Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
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Hi, I'm Janella and I'm relatively new here. I've been considering a massage therapy career for about 10 years now, and wondering if I'm a good fit. What qualities make a good massage therapist? I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Betty Schlesinger Jun 17, 2013.

 

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Betty Schlesinger replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"Passion drives most careers, so you have to have that. But along with that you have to be patient and attentive to client needs. I came across Marinello while researching Provo beauty schools and learnt that they arrange a meeting with an…"
Jun 17, 2013
Mark Nelson replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"Massage therapist as a profession where you are e better off having a personal workplace, as caregivers works you too much and you need to be in a scenario where you can be particular about who you perform on, not just have to perform on whoever…"
Feb 12, 2013
myHolisticServices.com replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"Want a job that aims, above all else, to make people feel better? The best job in the world! Read on to become more informed about what Massage Therapists actually do: http://myholisticservices.com/resources/massage-therapist-job-overview.aspx"
Feb 1, 2013
Pam Cameron replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"I'd like to address the physical qualities that it's good to have as an MT. Our most successful therapists as the clinic where I work are physically strong and have good stamina. Americans are large people and I didn't fully realize…"
Feb 1, 2013
Joyce Young replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"Hey Janella:   You may want to think about student loans for financing your education. When I went to massage school my contract job ended and I didn't have any savings and I decided to go to massage school. In the state I was in I…"
Feb 1, 2013
Chuck Peck replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"I agree with Lanay "I find that a person that is compassionate, caring, a good listener are really good qualities for this career". You also need to have a love for giving massage in general. If you come into the field only to make…"
Jan 31, 2013
Jane Quinn replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"If you're interested in it and feel strongly about it, I don't see why not. Marinello is a beauty school in Provo which conducts an interview with an admissions advisor to make sure you pursue a program ideal for you. Look into it and…"
Jan 31, 2013
Kathy Mackay replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"Welcome Janella.  What is it about massage that has intrigued you for the last 10 years?  I chose a career in massage because I was in pain and massage is what got me out of pain.  I realized just what a precious gift it is to help…"
Aug 11, 2012
Jed Heneberry replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"Hi Janelle, There's nothing like talking to other MTs about their experiences, but ABMP offers a valuable career planning booklet to help you decide as well. It's available at Massagetherapy.com under the "Become a Massage…"
Aug 9, 2012
Janella Rollert replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"Thank you for all the wonderful responses!   I started thinking about massage therapy about 10 years ago. I don’t know what triggered the idea, but I kept it in the back of my mind and thought about it occasionally (I was working as a…"
Aug 9, 2012
Letha Childers replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"I've found many massage therapist are "care givers" by nature. If you love helping people you will probably be good at it. What are your reasons for considering this as a career? If it's because you think it will be an easy…"
Jul 31, 2012
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"I think its easier to start at things part time...Get job or part time job...Let everybody know from work that you are a massage therapist..Tell all your neighbors.. Friends  .. People in the grocery stores... Maybe you are only doing two…"
Jul 30, 2012
Lanay De Angelo replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"I find that a person that is compassionate, caring, a good listener are really good qualities for this career. Great customer service is key and also getting into this profession to just make money is not a reason to enter the field. I had a fellow…"
Jul 30, 2012
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"I feel comfortable with using the term fix it.....Like if someone cant lift their arm because of pain...and after the massage they can lift it with no pain..I call that fixing...  its just a term.. a word....Here is the thing...if I cant fix…"
Jul 30, 2012
Julie Onofrio replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"You need to really know how to be a business person as most MT will start their own business.  If you are planning on getting a job, entry level jobs at franchises are plentiful but they start at $14 an hour and generally have a bad reputation…"
Jul 30, 2012
Therese Schwartz replied to Janella Rollert's discussion Becoming a massage therapist - is this a career for me?
"Gordon, I think the reason we are encouraged to stay away from the idea "fixing" people is the mindset that some people can get from it - that they are wonderful and in charge/control and they have the answers.  It's the mindset…"
Jul 27, 2012

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