Choosing a career in massage means you are choosing to change lives – your own and others you give massage to. As a licensed massage therapist your career will be focused on helping people to feel better, have less pain which often leads to more joy. Clients come in with pain, headaches, stress and other injuries/conditions and leave feeling much better in so many ways. Being able to provide a service like that is rewarding in so many ways. The lives you touch are forever changed. Your life will be forever changed.
The world is such a stressful place right now with inflation, panedmics, shootings, politics, war, crime, climate change and all that goes with it leave a mark on us all in some way or another. Touch through structured massage therapy can change lives. As a massage therapist, you will work in a field that helps people feel better in many ways. They come in with pain and feeling frustrated and leave feeling so much better.
Part Wellness/Promotion of Health and Part Healthcare, opportunities are endless and just begin with going to massage school. After massage school you will continue your education and choose your career path.
Soothing touch, whether it be applied to a ruffled cat, a crying infant, or a frightened child, has a universally recognized power to ameliorate the signs of distress. How can it be that we overlook its usefulness on the jangled adult as well? What is it that leads us to assume that the stressed child merely needs “comforting,” while the stressed adult needs “medicine”?” — from Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodywork by Deane Juhan
Getting Massage Therapy Sessions Changes Lives
As a part of massage school, you will also have to get regular massage sessions and be practiced on by other students. You are also encouraged to get massage from teachers and others outside of school to experience what you are about to be doing in your career.
Getting regular massage therapy sessions can be a very healing experience. Touch shows you where you end and the other person begins. As someone applies touch to your body, it can begin to awaken and change in many ways. It isn’t only the many benefits of massage that is often talked about. When people feel better, they do better. When people feel better, they can be more creative, loving and caring. It can also bring up old feelings and help people heal the past.
Giving Massage Therapy Sessions Changes Lives
As a massage therapist, you will be witnessing a variety of conditions, people and situations. When you learn to palpate the body to find tight muscles and then learn how to really use touch in various ways, you also learn about yourself. You cannot touch someone without being touched yourself. Touch is a two-way street. You also bring yourself to the massage table: all of your past histories, traumas and the good things too. People receiving massage may be able to tell if you are able to understand what you are feeling. As your ability to feel things in the body and follow the tension patterns, pain and stress grows, people receiving massage can tell that you are tracking them.
Going to Massage School
Massage school will be the beginning of many challenges and awakenings. Learning all of the science, anatomy and pathology along with learning to apply massage therapy and getting massage sessions in school will show you many things about yourself. It can be a great time of change as well as learning. It is a great time to develop networking relationships with those in class with you as well as teachers and others at the school to help you through massage school and as you continue on with your career. Choosing a massage school that is best for you can help you jumpstart your career. Find and visit as many massage schools as you can.