Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Communicating during Massage

Communication is an important component of a good massage, as it allows you to place emphasis on the client's problem areas and know how much pressure is too much. Proper communication puts clients at ease, while clumsy interactions creates the very stress in your client that you’re trying to relieve. Here are some tips for getting it right.

Massage as a Growing and Fulfilling Career

According to the American Therapy Association, America has at least 300,000 students and experienced therapists. It is a growing field, and the Bureau of Labor predicts that this career will continue to increase by more than 20 percent by the year 2024. There are plenty of job opportunities that people can consider.


These professionals work with athletes to ensure that their bodies are functioning well at a gymnasium or a sporting event.


Professionals can be independent contractors who work on contract at a specific facility.

Salon and Spa

These professionals serve individuals who focus on self-care and are at salons and spas.

Mother and Baby

There is a need for therapists who work with mother during and after pregnancy and babies as well.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Pros and Cons of Accepting Insurance

As you complete your education and begin working as a licensed massage therapist, you'll face many decisions about how to proceed with your career. If you open up your own practice, you'll need to decide whether or not to accept medical insurance from your clients. To that end, it is important to understand both the pros and cons of doing so.

Online and On Campus Massage Therapy Classes

Oregon requires that massage therapists continue their education after getting a license, and several schools offer programs for those therapists. Many students opt to take courses on a campus in Portland or another major city, but other students prefer taking their classes online. It's important that you look at the benefits of online vs. traditional campus classes.