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Melissa Anderson
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  • Alexandria, OH
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Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
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There is a school that will be offering a Massage Therapy program and they told me the program is for 4 months. Has anyone ever heard of or attended a Massage Therapy program that was four months?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pueppi Texas Aug 10.

How difficult is the Massage Therapy program?
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In regards to coursework? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Therese Schwartz May 17.

Thinking about starting a Massage Therapy program in the fall?
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Hello I am thinking about taking a program for Massage Therapy the program is for a year. I'm just worried that I may not make decent money. I know a lot of people start off at spas like Massage Envy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Therese Schwartz Apr 25.

 

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Pueppi Texas replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Hi Melissa,As long as you are getting the same amount of hours in your Intensive program as you are in the long program (as per your state requirements), you should be getting roughly the same education.  Of course, each school is different,…"
Aug 10
Melissa Anderson replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"I was told that the program can be completed in five months. It depends on how many hours are required in the state that you live in. So I could get my license after completing the five month program. I do understand what you mean though I just…"
Aug 9
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Melissa, the longer program should be well worth the investment and time and money.  And the student loans fall under a Federal student loan program; you will have ten years to pay the loans off, not a mere six months.  BTW, you should…"
Aug 7
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Melissa , not denying your pain. I didn't mean that. I'm just pretty sure it's from trigger points and not a pinched nerve. Let us know how everything goes."
Aug 6
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"It very highly unlikely a pinched nerve. Everybody thinks pinched nerves, from doctors to massage therapists to everyone else. It's very likely a trigger point. Www.triggerpoints.net"
Aug 6
Gary W Addis, LMT replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Melissa, long term, wearing the back brace is counter productive, will allow the muscles affected to weaken, which will increase your back pain, slowly but certainly.  Instead, work to strengthen.  Key point: most of the chores we do in…"
Aug 6
Pueppi Texas replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Just remember, the massage you will get from other students is not the same as going to a massage therapist and paying for and getting the massage you want.  You will be practicing strokes and learning.  Much of the full body work…"
Jul 29
Melissa Anderson replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Thanks for your reply I'm not really sure if my back issues would be a problem. Being as though I would be getting Massages often from other students. And Massage do seem to help a lot I'll also be seeing a chiropractor. One school offers…"
Jul 29
Pueppi Texas replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"I completed my massage training in 4 months, which included my internship.  That was back when Texas had something in the range of a 350 hour requirement. We were responsible for getting clients for the internship hours, and the…"
Jul 29
Melissa Anderson replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"It's my upper back and neck I think it's a pinched nerve between my shoulder blades because I'm top heavy. But the back brace really helps a lot which is why I hope I'll be able to wear it in school. Of course I know I…"
Jul 23
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Is it your low back and neck?"
Jul 23
Melissa Anderson replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"I'll definitely look into it would it be ok if I wanted to wear a back brace in class? Sometimes I suffer from back and neck pain. "
Jul 21
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"It would be very easy to find out if they meet your state requirements. Contact your state massage board. And contact the school as well."
Jul 16
Melissa Anderson replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Really? This is the first time I've ever heard of a school having a short Massage Therapy program. The school offers other classes in the health care field and they will be adding Massage Therapy in October. Just wanted to come here to ask if…"
Jul 16
Gordon J. Wallis replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"I have. A lot of the schools have evening classes so people can work while they go to school. A shorter school , you maybe in class all day, and a few hours on the weekend. Call the school and see if the meet the required hours?"
Jul 16
Melissa Anderson replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Can you complete a Massage Therapy program in four months?
"Thanks for your reply I recently relocated to Michigan and the requirement is 500 hours. I just had never heard of a Massage Therapy Program being only 4 months. Most are six months to a year long which is why I asked here. With all there is to…"
Jul 16

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In what year did you enter the profession?
2016
Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Chair Massage, Shiatsu

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