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Personality Traits for a Successful Massage Therapy Career

Personality Traits for a Successful Massage Therapy Career

What Are The Best Personality Traits to Be a Successful Massage Therapist? Although there are no hard-and-fast rules that determine who will be a good massage therapist and who will struggle within the career, there are personality traits that serve as a good general indication. At the same time, there are also some types of […]

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After Massage School: Choosing a Career Path

After Massage School: Choosing a Career Path

Massage Schools Guide guest author, Kathy Gruver, provides an overview of the various options and work environments available to to new massage school graduates. She presents real world scenarios including the positives and negatives. This is very useful and utterly practical information from a massage pro. After you graduate from massage school, you’re ready to […]

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Interview Tips for Massage Therapists

Interview Tips for Massage Therapists

Although many individuals choose massage therapy because it is a field that allows them to become self-employed or start their own businesses, just as many new graduates enter the regular workforce, seeking employment in established clinics, spas, and cruise lines. While things like benefits, a good salary, and regular work hours makes these types of […]

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Massage Career Tips

Massage Career Tips

Are You Ready to Start Your Own Massage Business? By Elizabeth Fletcher Brown LMT, BA As a licensed massage therapist and business coach I am often approached by other therapists who are currently employed in a spa, a clinic, or possibly a chiropractor’s office, and would like to transition into going into business for themselves. […]

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Becoming a Massage Therapy Instructor

Becoming a Massage Therapy Instructor

What Is a Massage Therapy Instructor? After going to massage school and getting your certification in the field, most massage therapists have several career options. Traditional employers like spas, health resorts, cruise lines, and alternative healthcare organizations often have one or more massage professionals on staff, and there are equal numbers of opportunities for those […]

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Your New Massage Career: Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Your New Massage Career: Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Many massage schools encourage students to attend by promising $60,000 salaries, the flexibility that comes with setting your own hours, and the cushy nature of a job filled with aromatherapy and soft white pillows. While there are some great benefits to becoming a massage therapist – and with the right amount of education and hard […]

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Guarding the Good Name of Massage Therapy

Guarding the Good Name of Massage Therapy

By Lana J. Russell, RMT When you begin your journey in Massage Therapy School it’s also a lesson in keeping an ancient art sacred. Several noted histories of Massage Therapy often cite the father of western medicine, Hippocrates (The Hippocratic Oath) mentioning the importance of massage. Way back in Ancient Greece Hippocrates wrote “The physician […]

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Marketing Your Massage Therapy Business

Marketing Your Massage Therapy Business

After graduating from an accredited massage therapy school, many professionals go on to work in spas, healthcare centers, nursing homes, sports training facilities, cruise lines, and hotels. There are many different types of massage jobs available in both large and small cities, and finding a good one could set you up for a great, life-long […]

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Massage Therapy – Working in the Spa Environment

Massage Therapy – Working in the Spa Environment

by Tiffany Cox, LMT I used to think working in a spa was the most definitive statement of “selling out” a Professional Massage Therapist could make. I was, happily, very mistaken. When I started my career as a therapist, I was driven by a newly-found interest in science. I wanted to know all there was […]

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Taking a Break From Massage

Taking a Break From Massage

The Importance of Allowing Yourself A Break As A Massage Therapist For those non-Massage Therapists who are constantly flabbergasted by our accounts of doing five, eight, eleven massages a day, we may seem a little superhero-like to the rest of the humans. But think back to when you first started massage school, and it seemed […]

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