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Melissa Anderson
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  • Alexandria, OH
  • United States
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How difficult is the Massage Therapy program?
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In regards to coursework? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Therese Schwartz on Wednesday.

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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Therese Schwartz replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion How difficult is the Massage Therapy program?
"The school I went to was at night, 6pm-10pm.  I didn't work while going, but several students did.  It did get hard for them, but then they weren't really dedicated students either so they didn't know how to study…"
Wednesday
Melissa Anderson replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion How difficult is the Massage Therapy program?
"I just mean is it a lot of information to learn? I know I will need to learn Anatomy & Physiology. I have a job as well would I still be able to work? And have time to do classwork? "
Wednesday
Therese Schwartz replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion How difficult is the Massage Therapy program?
"I think Pueppi did a great job answering this question; I agree that it's a bit broad for us to give you specific answers.  I don't have Pueppi's experience with schools, but I think they vary greatly.  You will be learning…"
Wednesday
Pueppi Texas replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion How difficult is the Massage Therapy program?
"Hi Melissa, Since you've been to college before, you should probably already have the preparation of knowing how to study, so I don't think you have to fear that part in a Massage Therapy Program. You've asked a fairly…"
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Therese Schwartz replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Thinking about starting a Massage Therapy program in the fall?
"Melissa, being a PTA and a massage therapist would be really useful!  We have a PT and a PTA in town that both do Visceral Manipulation and CranioSacral Therapy, and they really do good work for people.  We share clients back and forth and…"
Apr 25
Melissa Anderson replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Thinking about starting a Massage Therapy program in the fall?
"I could also go back to school for Physical Therapy Assistant while working as a Massage Therapist. They seem to make good money and that also involves helping others. "
Apr 25
Pueppi Texas replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Thinking about starting a Massage Therapy program in the fall?
"Here is a little more info that may be useful: http://www.massageprofessionals.com/forum/topics/thinking-about-joining-the-field?commentId=2887274%3AComment%3A363985 , I'm just pulling a partial quote from the full post:"
Apr 25
Melissa Anderson replied to Melissa Anderson's discussion Thinking about starting a Massage Therapy program in the fall?
"Yes I did attend college for Graphic Design but decided it wasn't something that I wanted to do for a career. I do like to travel and wouldn't have a problem relocating at all in fact I'm hoping that I will eventually. Currently I…"
Apr 25
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Thinking about starting a Massage Therapy program in the fall?

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 etc. Which I have no issue with doing so but I know eventually most end up starting their own practice.  Also I know a lot of Massage Therapist end up feeling burned out or injured after a couple of years.Do most Massage Spas pay minimum wage for sit time when you don't have a client? Is it…See More
Apr 24
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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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