Massage Therapist Interview with Abigail Sullivan

Massage Therapist Interview

Interview with Massage Therapist Abigail Sullivan of Lancaster Pennsylvania

1. Why did you become a massage therapist?

I always felt drawn to massage and the hands-on caring aspect especially appealed to me as time went on.

2. Did you attend school full-time during your training?

Yes. Full time at my school was 4 hours a day, 4 days a week.

3. What was the most interesting part of your training?

Learning about the connections between physiology, health and self-care.

4. Do you work for yourself or are you employed as a massage therapist?

I am employed as a sub-contractor at a day spa.

5. What is the most satisfying part of your work?

Making the connection with my clients and being able to achieve something unspoken.

6. What trends in massage do you think are most interesting?

Myofacial Release is a technique that I’ve always found interesting. The field seems to be growing, especially as more insurance companies cover massage therapy.

7. Have you supplemented your training in any way since you became a massage therapist?

Yes. I attended a seminar on Myofacial Release and I studied to become certified in Indian Head massage. I also took classes for continuing education credits in things like business skills.

8. What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about a career as a massage therapist?

My advise would be to attend a school that is structured specifically for massage and other healing arts, with teachers who really work in the field. I am constantly glad that I did.

 

 

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  1. Taylor Hayes says:

    how much does it cost to become a massage therapist
    tution fees , textbooks , uniform , etc
    do some schools have massage therapist as a university or college course ..
    how many years does it takes to become a massage therapist

  2. Taylor Hayes says:

    what other schools offer this course other than university
    are some states different with tution of becoming a massage therapists

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