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Seven Ways to Prepare Yourself for an Education in Massage Therapy

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Different massage therapy educational programs offer a variety of options. Most courses offer a practical approach that prepares you to practice as massage therapist in spas and wellness centers. Alternatively, advanced programs, such as a bachelor’s degree, offer theory-based programs that prepare you to work as an educator or in advanced therapy care that is available only in hospitals and physical rehabilitation centers.

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New York and New Jersey Licensing Requirements for Massage Therapists

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Trying to become a massage therapist in New York or New Jersey, but not sure which is a better pick? Let’s compare the differences.

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Are Massage Therapists Currently in Demand?

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People seeking for a relaxed work environment and have a desire to help others, might want to consider a career in massage therapy. A massage therapist basically helps people to feel better. The opportunity of earning a living through assisting people lead a healthy and fulfilling life is something you do not get with many other professions. The job opportunities are numerous and more people are starting to make a career out of it.

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What are your Early Job Prospects as a Massage Therapy Student?

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The growing popularity of prevention based health care means that opportunities for massage therapists will grow by up to 22 percent. Employment opportunities for entry-level massage therapists exist in several settings, for example, fitness centers, franchised clinics, spas, physicians’ offices and hotels.

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Do You Have the Stamina and Drive to be a Massage Therapist?

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A successful massage therapist commands a long list of loyal clients. Persistence, experience, good customer relationship and proper business management skills help you excel as a professional massage therapist.

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How to Make $100,000 Per Year as a Successful Massage Therapist

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A good massage therapist finds it relatively easier to accumulate and retain a long list of loyal customers. Success in the field requires a professional approach and careful planning. The ability to diversify services plays a key role, particularly in a location with stiff competition. To succeed, you need to introduce innovative bodywork modalities that help your business stand out.

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Taking the MBLEx and/or NESL as a Massage Therapy Student

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The increasing demand for massage therapists means there are more people taking up massaging courses and exams to get both professional and legal licenses to practice.  There are several factors to consider before choosing an exam, for example, cost, difficulty, training and your state’s board requirements.

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Why Do Massage Therapists Make Ideal Personal Trainers

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Becoming a massage therapist is an exciting career for someone interested in helping others by gaining knowledge of the human body. Massage therapists have the ability to assess a client's state of fitness and then implement a safe fitness program to get them back a quality of life. This career offers outstanding opportunities for someone who has passion, empathy, and understanding for others.

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Benefits of Massage Therapy Schools with a Low Student-to-Faculty Ratio

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The massage therapy school you choose to attend plays a critical role in shaping your career. Some of the factors to consider include student-to-teacher ratio, its reputation among professionals, location, cost, and diversity of courses among others. The school you choose should help you get quality training and develop long-term relationships with your colleagues and tutors.

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How Much Impact Can Medical Massage Make on Patient's Overall Wellness

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For some people, a massage session is a relaxing experience while others feel positively energized by the treatment. In either case, a properly performed medical massage can have a whole host of positive effects on the person's overall wellness. Here are just a few of the most notable ones:

 

 

 

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