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Jeremy Murray
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  • Saint Petersburg, FL
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Gaining experience as a new therapist
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I've heard from many MTs either to start out at Massage Envy or Hand and Stone as a new therapist. However, the other half say not to work at those places. My question is do you HAVE to work at those…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pueppi Texas Jun 22.

Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
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I dislocated my left hand middle finger about six months ago and it is still swollen and a little stiff. I will be starting massage school in Aug and am worried that my career may already be over due…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pueppi Texas Jun 20.

Being a male massage therapist?
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I am planning on massage school in August and am wondering if I will have a hard time finding a job as a male. I've heard males work more in Dr's offices and less in spas due to females being the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andre'Cross LMT,CNMT May 11.

 

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Pueppi Texas replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"It may be quite difficult to hit $30,000/year part-time starting out.  Then again, maybe you'll be in the right place at the right time, and it will all go smoothly for you.It's different for all therapists.  Where are you…"
Jun 22
Jeremy Murray replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"Is it possible to make at least 30,000 a year as a new grad part-time? I see a lot of places that pay 15 an hour (and we know massage therapists can't work 8h/5d/1w massaging without killing themselves). I really want to make a living doing…"
Jun 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"Yea, it's as possible as anything. And it is more difficult, as a male therapist, to find work in a spa. I started out in a acupuncture clinic, and shortly their after( 8 months ), ended up in a chiropractic clinic. That was when I just started…"
Jun 22
Jeremy Murray replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"So gaining experience in a chiro office or PT office is possible as a new grad? I just figured Spa work would be hard for me to get as a male. Besides, I'm leaning towards the medical end of massage."
Jun 22
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Gaining experience as a new therapist
"You can work anywhere a licensed massage therapist can work. If you are just starting out it's easier to work in a place like Massge Envy, a spa, or chiropractic clinic, because they will have built in clientele for you. If you are new and open…"
Jun 22
Jeremy Murray posted a discussion

Gaining experience as a new therapist

I've heard from many MTs either to start out at Massage Envy or Hand and Stone as a new therapist. However, the other half say not to work at those places. My question is do you HAVE to work at those locations as a new therapist or can you work in other settings?
Jun 21
Pueppi Texas replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
"You can work with a damaged finger... you just need to learn how to work around it.  Your instructors should be able to help you figure this out.  But, simply... if it hurts, don't use it.  Use the other parts of your hand. …"
Jun 20
Jeremy Murray replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
"Thank you!"
Jun 17
Laurie replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
"You dislocated your finger before starting massage training. What if it happened half-way through school, after graduation or 5 years into your career? How would you approach your injury in those situations. Last year, I broke my ankle. I took a few…"
Jun 17
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
"Without knowing the exact nature of your injury, it might actually be of benefit? It may force you to think and adapt. Giving your massage something different and unique? I have heard of therapists that are totally blind. I would personally find it…"
Jun 16
Therese Schwartz replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist
"If you are open to other modalities, you can have a good career.  CranioSacral Therapy comes to mind (although there is one key technique that may still be a bit of a challenge). You can also learn how to do different kinds of massage, like…"
Jun 15
Jeremy Murray posted a discussion

Dislocated finger and being a massage therapist

I dislocated my left hand middle finger about six months ago and it is still swollen and a little stiff. I will be starting massage school in Aug and am worried that my career may already be over due to the damage the finger endured. Is it possible to continue as a massage therapist after breaking or dislocating the hand/finger(s)? Thanks!See More
Jun 14
Andre'Cross LMT,CNMT replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Being a male massage therapist?
"There is significant truth to gender preference. In spa settings the perception is more pampering focused. In medical settings the perceptions are less pampering focused and more wellness/rehab focused. "
May 11
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Being a male massage therapist?
May 8
Pueppi Texas replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Being a male massage therapist?
"Hi Mattias, Could you take a little time to help the OP with some info on how your friends became successful MT's, how many is "a lot", where they may be located on the globe (what country) and what is considered to be a…"
May 8
Mattias Crispién replied to Jeremy Murray's discussion Being a male massage therapist?
"Not true. I have alot of male friends that is a successful massage therapist."
May 8

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