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Top 5 Reasons to Become a Massage Therapist

Posted by on December 5, 2017

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) adds a massage therapy program to both of their locations in Woodbury and Plymouth. Both campuses are currently enrolling for the first start date of February 5, 2018.

Are you considering going back to school to become a massage therapist? If so, learn more about our massage therapy program with these five reasons you may want to check out this rewarding career field.

  1. Help others:

Massage therapists provide an invaluable service to people who are in pain, recovering from injuries, or experiencing stress.

“I was attracted to medicine and how the body works but did not want to go the traditional route. I felt massage was a good way to pursue the healing arts, it met my need to help others and I did not have to go to medical school,” said Minnesota School of Cosmetology Massage Therapy Program Dean, Denise Radcliffe.

  1. Get into the industry right away:

Our short-term massage therapy program is designed to be completed in as little as 5 months (700 clock hours). Students will gain a fundamental understanding of how the body works as well as how to manage and grow their personal massage business.

“The goal of our program is to ensure that our graduates will have gained the skills necessary to be employed in their chosen career field right away,” said Denise.

  1. Massage therapy is an in demand career field:

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.

  1. Work in a relaxing environment:

Students in our massage therapy program will experience a clinic setting by performing massage on clients, creating a healing environment with the proper ambiance for a relaxing experience not only for the client, but for the massage therapist, too.

“Massage does so much more than the physical aspect, it touches the mental and spiritual aspects as well. It is a holistic approach to wellness and relaxation,” said Denise.

  1. Be you own boss:

A large percentage of massage therapists are self-employed or they have to generate their own clientele. Many work out of their homes or travel to clients’ homes. Therefore, it’s important to not only know the techniques within massage therapy, but the business aspect as well.

In addition to learning about the various massage techniques, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, this program will also educate students in the business aspects of the massage therapy industry

“Massage is a good choice for you if you view massage as helping people, beneficial to the client (relieves pain, etc.) and you enjoy a challenge by listening to the client and creating a treatment plan to meet their goal,” said Denise. “Massage therapist are more than just bodyworkers, they are listeners, creators, problem solvers and promotors.”

Click here to learn more about our massage therapy program.


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