Massage Therapy Career Articles

Articles about massage career and massage schools

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for massage therapists is looking good. They see the growth in jobs from 2014 to 2024 to be 22% which is much higher than average. The 2015 median pay was $38,040 per year or about $18.29 per hour.

Here you will find lots more information like this and much more about the massage industry in general and you can become part of it. Do you need training? Where can you get training? Do you need a license? Is it better to work for someone or work alone?How do I find a job after massage school?

There is much to learn before you decide to become a massage therapist and even more to keep up to date with all the latest trends. MassageSchoolsGuide.com is here to help you with that task.

Top 5 Massage Types to Try

Top 5 Massage Types to Try

There are many different types of Massage Therapy Techniques. Here are Massage Schools Guide’s top 10 picks. When you reach the end, let us know what you think of the list and if there are any techniques that you think we missed. #5. Hot Stone Hot stone massage is a very unique technique. You start […]

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Note Taking in Massage School

Note Taking in Massage School

How to Take Notes In Massage School At the core of most lecture or observation based classwork is the material.  For me, this includes how the material is presented, but also, and perhaps more importantly, how I incorporate that material into notes for study and review at a later time. There are note taking strategies […]

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First Massage Client

First Massage Client

My Very First Massage Client You’ve graduated, taken your licensing examination, and passed!  Congratulations!!  It’s now time to jump into the world of massage therapy. I was so excited when this happened that I couldn’t wait to get started.  Until the first body magically appeared on my table…..and I forgot everything I had learned. Not […]

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Medical and Oncology Massage

Medical and Oncology Massage

What Is Medical and Oncology Massage? My coursework in specific massage modalities had time for both Medical Massage and Oncology Massage.  Both of these are very specific modalities that bring therapists a very specific client looking for a very specific outcome. In many cases these clients are referred to the therapist by one of their […]

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The Importance of Posture for Massage Therapists

The Importance of Posture for Massage Therapists

How Important Is Posture to a Massage Therapist? It’s ironic that massage therapists—professionals whose goal it is to promote better health and wellness in all their clients—are often the first to suffer from back and muscle problems. Although massage therapy is often touted as a career where you can relax and be surrounded by serenity […]

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Feeling Hands For Massage Therapists

Feeling Hands For Massage Therapists

Can You Feel It Yet? Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain….Carl Jung Don’t be nervous about what you can’t feel…..yet.  I can’t tell you how many massage classes I sat in and listened to instructors talk through demonstrations about what he or she was feeling in […]

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Planning After Massage School

Planning After Massage School

What You Need To Know About “After” Massage School In the last post I discussed some of the things I’ve learned in my preparation for the MBLEx certification assessment.  But while studying and test prep are something I am focusing a lot of energy on….there is so much more to the preparations to apply for […]

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The Finer Nuances of Massage School

The Finer Nuances of Massage School

Small Things To Look For When Choosing a Massage School This weekend at school I had a couple of experiences that made me think about some of the finer nuances of higher education.   When I refer to massage school, I am typically referring to a school that offers a holistically oriented certificate program rather than […]

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Massage Certification Exams

Massage Certification Exams

What You Need To Know About Taking Your Massage Certification Exams I’m at the point in my educational program where things get a little crazy.  After all, I’m still attending classes and meeting the requirements of my program.  But I am also starting to study in earnest for the certification exams.  I live in Pennsylvania […]

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The Nudity Boundaries in Massage Therapy

The Nudity Boundaries in Massage Therapy

How One Massage Therapist Handles Nudity It’s your first day at massage school and you are about to meet your new friends.  After 20 months together, I now feel like my massage school friends have become a second family.  But, I digress. Massage programs seem to attract students with a greater diversity in terms of […]

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