How to Get Ready for Massage School

get ready for massage school

In the months leading up to massage school, you’ll most likely be in a flurry of preparation. It doesn’t matter if you’re getting ready to attend massage school in another city or if you’re adjusting your schedule for evening classes—the commitment you’re about to take is one that can change your life for the better.

Instead of sitting around waiting for that first day of classes to roll around, here are a few tips to pass the time and get a leg up on your upcoming curriculum.

  • Get a Massage: It might sound silly, especially since students often practice on one another during the first few months of learning, but getting a professional massage is one of the best ways to prepare for an education in massage. You can ask questions about technique and process, or you can simply relax and enjoy.
  • Brush Up on Anatomy: The foundation of any massage therapy education is the human body. All programs require that you take an anatomy and physiology class (or several) so that you understand the muscles of the body and how they interact with the other systems. Since most anatomy texts are structured the same way, you can do a little studying ahead of time.
  • Get to Know the Campus: Visiting your future massage school can be a good use of your time (provided you don’t get in the way of current classes). Find out where the offices and classrooms are located, and talk to a few other students. It’s never too early to start networking.
  • Find Massage Organizations to Join: Although you don’t have to (and shouldn’t) join every massage therapy organization out there, you can start researching your options now. Professional organizations add credibility to your resume and can help you locate massage resources.
  • Apply for Massage Scholarships: It’s never too late to discover new ways to pay for massage school. Most scholarships don’t care if you’re already enrolled in school yet or not…and most can be applied to your tuition even after classes have already started.

Attending massage school for the first time is a life-changing event. By starting to incorporate good study habits and making professional connections now, you can spend your time during classes pushing yourself to learn more, practice harder, and be the best therapist you can be.





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