Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has been integrated into mainstream Western medicine, and is now offered by numerous hospitals in the United States. Of 714 hospitals surveyed, 42% have CAM services as an option and massage therapy is the most requested procedure for outpatient recovery, topping others at 64%. How do massage schools train their students for a career in a hospital setting?
Educational Requirements for Massage Therapists in Hospitals
To be eligible for work in a hospital, massage therapists must obtain a state massage license. States differ in their requirements for certification or licensure, so it is important to choose a massage school to meet the standards for licensing in the state that it is located.