Massage Therapy; No signs of Slowing

Shoulders relaxed, breathing slow, there goes another satisfied customer. Massage therapy can be a very rewarding career. Most people don’t give the respect deserved of a massage therapist. Maybe you aren’t a doctor but not having a P.H.D. doesn’t mean you can’t be a healer. And that’s what you’ll be doing, healing, helping and making a difference. If you’re worried about not making enough money you can stop worrying. According to the bureau of labor statistics massage therapists held over 97,000 in 2004 and wages averaged about 15-30 dollars an hour. And wages and positions are only growing every year. Also about two thirds of all therapists either owned their own business or worked as independent contractors.

So does working for yourself and making a difference while earning good money sound good? If so, there are some things you need to know. First you will need to find a school or training center and there are about 1300 throughout the country. Go to http://www.ncbtmb.com/ and http://www.amtamassage.org/ to find training and all kinds of information about the industry. Then as you begin to explore this career path, carefully consider your massage table or chair. Your equipment needs to be the best and massage table outlet has the highest quality brands at competitive pricing. Some brands to consider are Earthlite, Stronglite or Inner Strength. Also if you are just starting out you may want to consider a used portable massage table. Still have some lingering doubts? Then go out and get a massage, treat yourself and taste the tranquility and satisfaction of your new career.