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Imagine Being a Massage Therapist

massage therapist schoolA Massage Therapist School may prepare you for a new career in this exciting field

Are you thinking about massage therapist school? If you can picture yourself working in this field, imagine some of the many ways that you will be helping others. There are a number of different areas in which this type of therapy can help people, including:

  • Maintaining health and wellness
  • Recovering from a sports injury
  • Easing chronic pain
  • Easing tight muscles
  • Increasing mobility
  • Bringing relief to someone who has to sit all day at work—or someone who stands all day at work
  • Helping pregnant women handle the physical stresses of pregnancy

If helping people in this way interests you, a massage therapist school can help train you to enter this field. Most schools will begin by teaching you about the human body, covering topics such as anatomy, physiology, motion, and mechanics. Next, students are trained on basic techniques, different modalities, and special types of massages. Most programs also cover ethics and business development.

What are good qualities to have to attend Massage Therapist School?

If you are interested in this field, you might want to consider the types of qualities that massage therapists need. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, the following are good qualities to have:

  • Communications skills: In this field, you will need to listen carefully to clients to find out what they expect from the appointments. You will need to communicate to your customers how your services can help them.
  • Decision-making skills: Massage therapists have to evaluate their clients’ needs and make decisions on the best course of therapy for each individual.
  • Empathy: It is important to help make the customer feel relaxed and comfortable. To accomplish this, it is important to build trust and show concern about your clients’ well-being.
  • Physical endurance. This type of work can be tiring and therefore you will need stamina. You will have to stay on your feet during appointments and may have several appointments every day.
  • Physical strength. Because you will need to exert pressure and manipulate the clients’ muscles, you should have good physical strength, particularly in your arms and hands.

If you are interested in pursuing this career, you may want to read more about the Massage Therapy program at the Harris School of Business. It is easy to find out more. Just fill out our simple form, or call us at 1.800.510.7920. A representative will be happy to help you get started on your way to this exciting career path.