about a career in massage??
Can you make a living in the field of massage?
How do you find out what school is the best for
What qualities are needed to run a massage
What are some of the issues that I will
be faced with in business?
Find out more...when you purchase the e-book
(download directly in a .pdf file)
The Massage Therapy Career Guide
Edition, Jan 2004!
Over 1,000 copies sold on the web!
"The truth about
becoming a massage therapist..."
(what massage schools and associations won't
tell you about becoming a massage therapist!)
by Julie Onofrio, LMP
The Massage Therapy Career Guide (or the Truth about becoming a massage therapist") is a
37 page resource guide with all the information you need to help you decide
on a career in massage therapy!
There is much more to a career than just doing massage and
assisting people in feeling better! I provide my insights after 15 years of working
full time in Seattle as a massage therapist!
The process begins with deciding you want a
career in the field and researching the possibilities that will fit into your
life. Massage school is the first commitment but is only the beginning of
a difficult and sometimes isolated path. It is also an incredibly
Most massage schools advertise that a person will do well in a
massage career if they have good hands, like to help people and want a
rewarding career. While this is partially true, I feel that there
is more to a career in massage than that. It involves running a
business, dealing with practice issues, learning about the therapeutic
relationship and above all taking care of yourself. Massage
schools often rely on the statistic that therapist will burn out after
3-5 years so they can continue to train therapists.
Most therapists often struggle financially and personally, as they
are thrown into the world of massage. It doesn't have to be that
way. Learning from others through mentoring, supervision and
peer group support will assist you in making a future in the massage
The booklet includes these topics;
What kind of work can I get as a massage
therapist or where can I set up an office?
How to research massage career and business
Licensing, Certification, Legislation-
Massage Laws statewide(USA)
Choosing a school- Going to school is just the
beginning. A massage school doesn't teach you how to be a massage
therapist, just like law school doesn't teach you how to be a lawyer (it teaches
you the laws) or having a baby doesn't make you a parent. It involves a
commitment to your learning process and a willingness to make changes in your
life. Includes a worksheet for choosing a massage school and guidelines for
getting the most out of massage school.
What different Types of therapies
there are to study and guidelines for choosing a path to follow.
Practitioner Issues. (The hidden
dimension to a career in massage and bodywork) Therapists are
often faced with issues like isolation, boundary challenges and ethical dilemmas.
Why massage businesses fail
The future of massage therapy.
Getting Clear about a career in massage
Career resources: Online and book references
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