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Massage Therapy Schools - Massage Therapist Training

Massage Therapy Schools

What is a Massage Therapist?

A massage therapist is a professional health care provider whose skills are tuned for using therapeutic massage as a means to help clients relieve stress, relax and improve their blood circulation. With massage therapy training you will be able to contribute to the happiness and well being of your clients.

Study and Learning

Massage therapy schools will provide you with the right training to find employment in a clinic or start your own business. As you lookfor a suitable school or program, you will likely find that institutions that offer a holistic health care program will also provide you with massage therapy training and certification.

Techniques from different parts of the world may be taught in a massage therapy school including the more familiar ones like Swedish, shiatsu, sports, therapeutic touch and deep-tissue massage. Massage therapy training is not just about learning massage skills or techniques, however. Training and certification from a recognized massage therapy school is important for you in gaining the respect of other health care professionals.

Employment Potential

Massage therapists are increasingly being recognized by large businesses and personnel managers as providing an essential benefit towards their employees' increased productivity. In fact some businesses employ full-time massage therapists as a boost to the health and happiness of their employees. With the increasing success of massage therapy schools to provide highly skilled massage therapists, this trend can only continue. Massage therapy training means you can confidently seek employment opportunities in holistic health care facilities and private relaxation clinics. If you are business minded you might also consider starting your own business. Some health care professionals who provide services that compliment yours may be open to sharing space or even a partnership. You can help others achieve greater physical and emotional health with career training from a massage therapy school.

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            • At American Career College, we provide hands-on training for students who are ready for change.
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            Start your career with training from Blake Austin College - Beauty Academy. We offer programs in cosmetology, massage therapy, and holistic health, plus a combination esthetics/massage program.