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June 1, 2020

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Becoming a Massage Therapist

woman laying on back getting a shoulder massage

A career in massage therapy can open up plenty of opportunities for those interested in working in the spa or medical field. Massage therapy is a type of treatment where a certified professional can manipulate certain muscles and tissues on your body to help promote healing and wellness.

Our massage therapy program involves massaging with hands, applying hot stones, and using aromatherapy. Here are some reasons why this path should be something you consider for your future career.

1. A Growing Industry

The massage industry is expected to grow considerably over the next few years! The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that it will grow 22% in the years 2018 to 2028. This is much faster than average, as the normal occupational growth rate is 5%. This means it’s a perfect time to jump on board and become a massage therapist with plenty more opportunities in store ahead of you!

2. It’s an Active Profession

One of the other reasons why people love becoming massage therapists is how active they are at work! If you become a massage therapist you get to be on your feet and working with your hands. Better yet, when you promote other peoples’ wellness it can help contribute to your own! Pursuing a profession that helps others stay healthy and contributes to your own is an amazing opportunity.

3. A Top-Rated Health Care Profession

Not only is the industry growing quickly, but it’s a very popular and essential health care profession. According to U.S. News, being a massage therapist is ranked number 11 out of their top 30 best healthcare support jobs. That’s impressive considering how many healthcare support jobs are available to pursue!

woman on her back getting a facial massage

4. There Are a Variety of Work Opportunities

There are plenty of places that you have the ability to work at with a massage therapy license. Some of these places include:

  • Chiropractor offices
  • Cruise ships
  • Resort spas
  • Recreational facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Doctors offices
  • Day spas
  • Hospitals
  • Sports medicine offices

Another great benefit to becoming a massage therapist is also having the opportunity to work for yourself! There are plenty of people who prefer to set their own schedules and work life. Becoming a massage therapist is a great opportunity to become your own boss.

5. You Can Help Others

One of the best parts about becoming a massage therapist is the fact that you will be helping people every day. Different types of people come to see massage therapists, whether they are injured, stressed, or in need of relaxation, you can help people heal.

Massage makes people feel better. In fact, there has been research that shows that various hormones, including endorphins, are released by massage. So you get to promote healing and wellness while making people happy!

woman giving a relaxing massage

Start With Avalon School of Cosmetology

We’re not just a beauty school! We offer a massage therapy program at our Phoenix location because we know the value that massage therapists add to the world.

You can learn with skilled instructors in a relaxing and educational setting learning techniques for both medical and spa related massage therapy. You can learn skills in:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Athletic/Sports and Stretching
  • Clinical Approach to Bodywork
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Lymph Massage
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Anatomy & Kinesiology
  • Business and Ethics

If you’re ready to learn more, take the next steps by getting in contact with our Phoenix campus to discover how you can get started!

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