Discover the reasons why a career in massage therapy may be for you
Few professions give you the opportunity to make others feel better. But anyone who has had a good massage knows that the effects can last for days. Massage therapy is a popular career choice for those who want to heal others because they can witness the improvement in mind and body. Is a career in massage therapy for you? We’ve compiled our top reasons why you may want to explore it further.
Help others. Do you want to make other people feel better? Often, the most satisfying careers are the ones in which you feel like you are making a difference. While science is starting to prove the health benefits of massage, massage therapists have known that promoting peace, calm, and healing through the power of touch can help those who are stressed, recovering from an injury, or in pain. Massage therapists find the work rewarding because they see the benefits of what they do and promote positivity in people’s lives.
Benefit from the work environment. Are you searching for a job where you won’t be stuck at a desk all day? To promote healing and peace, massage therapists work in calming spaces. Using lighting, scents, and soft music, massage therapists help their clients escape their hectic world for a little while. Although massage therapists are working, they also reap the benefits of being in a relaxing environment. They also stay active and work on their feet most of the day, so they can avoid the problems associated with sitting at a desk all day.
Choose from a variety of work options. Do you picture yourself working in luxury or in a clinical setting? One of the advantages of becoming a massage therapist is that you can work in diverse settings, including spas, hospitals, doctor’s offices, fitness clubs, cruise ships, and hotels. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you can even open your own business or provide massages in corporate offices.
Maintain a flexible work schedule. Do you want to set your own hours? If you are raising a family or have other obligations, you may prefer to create your own schedule. Massage therapists have that flexibility. Depending on where you decide to work, you can often make your work schedule fit your lifestyle or you can choose to work full time. For the most flexibility, you can be your own boss and set up an independent practice by either renting space or devoting a room in your home.
Be creative. Massage therapists learn different techniques and modalities, so they can keep their work from being repetitive. Each massage can be a different way of expressing themselves, from which type of massage they provide to how they change the oils, scents, music, and lighting in the room.
Helping others regain balance in their life by using massage to heal the mind and body can be a rewarding experience. If you think you share the same passion for helping others through touch and want to know more, read about a massage therapist’s typical day.
The Salter School offers career training in massage therapy at our Malden, MA campus. If you would like to learn more, request information, schedule a tour to visit one of our campuses, or call to speak with a career advisor at our Malden campus at 781-324-5454.