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All Blog Posts Tagged 'career' (6)

Why It's Important for Massage Therapists to Choose a Specialty

When massage therapists finish school and begin working, they might not immediately think of developing their skills for a niche market - after all, massage school is just the beginning, and you learn some of your most invaluable skills on the job! While most massage therapists focus on perfecting their Swedish and deep-tissue skills before moving on to advanced modalities, it is always a good idea to continue to think about how you want to develop your massage career. This way, you can take… Continue

Added by Laurie Craig on February 28, 2011 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Interesting Massage Therapy Fact Sheet

I've been doing some research on the massage profession. Here's an interesting massage therapy fact sheet, which is a compilation of data gathered from U.S. government statistics, surveys of consumers and massage therapists and recent clinical studies on the efficacy of massage. These data provide an overview of the current state of the massage therapy profession, public and… Continue

Added by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB on December 7, 2010 at 12:08pm — No Comments

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Added by Gloria Coppola on August 15, 2010 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Making Your Massage Career Last - Part 2

In a previous post I wrote about two secrets for staying in practice for the long haul: knowing your limitations and diversifying your work. Although those are both great ideas for giving longevity to your massage career, they alone are not what has kept me working beside the table for so long. Here are a couple more ideas:

Work only with clients that you enjoy. I have the best clients in the world. They educate, energize and enthuse me in a way I would have never expected… Continue

Added by Felicia Brown on August 20, 2009 at 3:56am — 2 Comments

Massage Therapy Programs Experience Rise in Enrollment

U.S. Department of Labor reports that employment opportunities for massage therapists are expected to rise by 20% by 2016. Coupled with the fact that 45% of women and 21% of men reported receiving a massage within the last five years, the projected rise in demand for massage therapist certainly seems to make sense. Read full article here.

Added by Lisa Curran Parenteau on August 14, 2009 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Making Your Massage Career Last - Part I

I've been in practice since 1994, a few years longer than I originally planned. Initially I thought I would retire from doing hands-on work after about seven or eight years to focus on managing the busy (and demanding) day spa I opened in 1996. But even as my spa grew to a staff of almost fifty before I sold it four years ago, I never could make the decision to walk away from my massage practice.

Now, fifteen years after I saw my very first paying client, I am actually building my… Continue

Added by Felicia Brown on July 25, 2009 at 7:31am — No Comments

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