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Massage Therapists as Part of a Health Care Team

Jan 5, 2017 3:40:03 PM by MTTI

As more people come to appreciate the healing benefits of massage therapy, massage therapists are being integrated into many aspects of the health care field. Working as part of a team with other health care practitioners can be a great way to build a clientele and to support those clients with your complementary skill sets.

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Full-Time or Part-Time Career (Starting Out Series for Massage Therapists)

Nov 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM by Massage Therapy Training Institute
Some therapists dive into doing massage full-time right out of school. Others start slowly and build their practice over time, or do massage on the side of another long-term job. What's the best way for you to start out?

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Questions to Ask When Starting a New Job (Starting Out Series for Massage Therapists)

Nov 7, 2016 12:59:54 PM by Massage Therapy Training Institute
Licensed massage therapists are in high demand. This means that new therapists have many job opportunities to choose from upon graduating from massage school. As with any job, it’s important to ask the right questions when deciding where you would like to work. Below are some of the questions I make sure to ask potential employers:

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Massage Therapy Training as a Professional Safety Net

Aug 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM by Massage Therapy Training Institute

High school graduation is an exciting time, but it can also be a scary one. In today’s economy, there are a lot of unknowns. Studying massage therapy provides you with a reliable way to support yourself no matter what direction your career path takes you.

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Massage Careers: Spa & Resort Massage Therapist

May 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM by MTTI

Spa & Resort Massage Therapist Career Summary

Spas are the place where most people receive massage. Whether at local spas, or vacation resort spas, many consumers look to massage to be a relaxing and stress relieving indulgence. Massage therapists who work at spas are often required to perform other spa services outside of massage, such as body scrubs, facials, and wraps. Select a massage school curriculum with extra hours in spa techniques to ensure that graduates are employable with a thorough knowledge of spa services. A spa environment is a great career option for massage therapists who enjoy working in a team environment, working in a serene and tranquil environment, and who are interested in learning and performing other spa services.

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Massage Careers: Sports & Fitness Massage Therapist

May 12, 2016 3:43:00 PM by MTTI

Sports & Fitness Massage Therapist Career Summary

Working with athletes and sports injuries can be extremely fascinating and inspiring work for massage therapists interested in sports massage. This is a specialized area dealing with athletic training and injuries, and requires an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. Massage therapists can provide pre-event and post-event massage to athletes to warm up the body, reduce event injuries and enhance performance - as well as improve post-event recovery. This career option is great for those with an interest in athletic training, fitness, dance, or martial arts and treating injuries, who want a job that is both challenging and rewarding.

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Massage Careers: Franchise Massage Therapist

May 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM by MTTI

Franchise Massage Therapist Career Summary

Whether you are a new massage therapist, an independent contractor, or looking for a career option with more structure, a franchise (such as Massage Envy) may be a great option for you. Massage therapy franchises offer flexible schedules with steady work, which can be great for someone new to the massage profession, seeking supplemental income, or wanting a more structured, traditional employment option. Massage franchises are a great way to gain experience, learn more about how the massage industry operates, and make a steady income. They can also be a good way to build your resume, or to be able to transfer positions to locations across the country.

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The Benefits of Receiving Prenatal Massage

Mar 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM by MTTI

By Christine E. Thompson, MTTI Instructor, MotherMassage® Certified, LMT, RMTI-S

Prenatal or Pregnancy massage has a long history throughout the world. Centuries ago and to the present day, midwives have included massaging the pregnant woman’s abdomen, legs and back and assisted to correct breech presentation. Midwives continue to employ these methods yet much of the massaging has shifted over to Massage Therapists.

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Making It As a Male Massage Therapist

Mar 3, 2016 8:30:00 AM by MTTI
 
What do people look for in a good massage? Relaxation, healing, focus. With that in mind, it doesn't seem like the age, sex, or other characteristics of the massage therapist should have much of an effect, right? Still there seems to be a stigma against male massage therapists, to the extent that a study from the American Massage Therapy Association estimated that about 85% of massage therapists are women.
 
Why is this? Ideas vary, ranging from the idea that women feel safer with other women, that men prefer being pampered by women, on to various cultural and/or religious preferences. Homophobia or nervousness about the sexuality of massage can also be a strong factor when people prefer working with a female rather than a male therapist. Of course, any professional massage therapist is going to remain just that - professional - during a massage, so most people's fears about receiving a massage from a man are unfounded. 
 
Still, men looking to get into the massage field may feel unsure about venturing into this work, knowing they'll be in the minority and that many people prefer working with a female therapist. You wonder " Will I end up working in a spa where the women are fully booked and I'm twiddling my thumbs? Will women be fearful when they enter the room and see me as their therapist?" But don't be discouraged!

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Post-Military? Military Spouse? Massage Might Be The Job For You

Feb 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM by MTTI

Are you stationed at Fort Bliss, White Sands, Holloman or even Kirtland Air Force Base and looking for a new career? Massage therapy can be a terrific choice for people transitioning out of the military (as well as current or former military spouses). Massage is a flexible, portable job that has multiple applications, and it's also been proven to be directly beneficial to veterans and their families. Military-associated individuals, be they veterans or family members, are generally strong and ready to tackle all sorts of challenges. Why not consider a career in massage as your next mission?

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