Massage therapy careers.....
what you should know!

Massage therapy careers can make a great income for you and your family, but they can also be very rewarding as you see clients eased of pain and free of stress after the session.

Yes, there are many types of luxurious massage offered in posh spas around the world. But the benefits of massage include much more than stress or pain relief.

They include things that you can't buy......release of trauma, grief, scar tissue pain after surgery, or much-needed time away from caring for an elderly or sick family member.

Relaxation massage, Swedish massage, and hot stone massage are some of the most requested massage services, but a 10-15 minute facial massage can provide tension relief like nothing else.

Massage therapy careers offer the ability to make your own schedule, choose your practice setting (spa, physician office or home office), and choose the types of therapy you will practice.

The one negative thing about careers in massage therapy is that you can never predict the amount of business you will have each week. One week you may have 25-30 clients and the next week you may only have 3 or 4, which is very hard.

Most therapists who have private practice, or home-based businesses are able to continue practicing massage for many years, as they have the ability take appointments at any time, night, or weekend., and they don't have to pay rent or split the hourly fee with the spa/salon owner.

Spa or wellness center owners also do well in business as they have others working for them and paying rent, so the owner makes more profit, but must also deal with the stress of hiring, firing, and business expenses.

Other massage therapy careers allow you to work with a specific clientele such as elderly, infants, or expecting mothers.

Massage doulas are found helping mothers in labor rooms who wish to have a more natural childbirth experience, and are often so appreciated for their gentle coaching throughout the birth.

Cruise ship massage therapy jobs offer the opportunity to visit far-away, exotic places, but the work load is often high and therapists are rarely able to see the destinations. They are also encouraged to sell spa products to guests and may not have very nice accommodations on the ship.

Massage school owners are often folks who love to teach and help people find their niche in massage therapy. This is a rewarding massage career and those who choose teaching /running a school business, often do it for a lifetime.

Education with Massage Videos

Most types of massage are very relaxing and can provide enormous stress relief after a long day and learning advanced techniques, that you haven't learned in massage school, is easy with educational massage videos!

There are tons of great video clips the demonstrate how massage is given on specific body parts. Like a back massage will provide detailed demonstration on how to help those with back pain. Or, a face massage  will demonstrate how to give specific types of facial massage treatments that can really be awesome add-on services.

Learn more about the best massage videos for learning after massage therapy school! 

What to learn to grow a thriving business

These are some of the most popular techniques that therapists recommend for growing a niche business:

Fertility Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Sports Massage

Cellulite Massage

Myofascial Release

Nerve Entrapment

Choosing a Massage Table

 Massage tables are offered as stationary or portable. But, which is the best brand to purchase after massage school? Which is highly rated by other massage professionals?

Learn more about the best massage tables!   

Choosing a Massage Chair

Massage therapy careers are often built in a massage chair!

Massage chairs offer a day of pampering at work or in a busy mall. They are great for any massage therapist who wants to start a chair massage business, with hopes of later moving to a home office or salon/spa office. 

But, which chairs are recommended by other chair massage therapists? Which will hold up for many years to come?

Learn more about the best massage chairs!. 

Using Essential Oils

There are over 150 different types of massage that therapists use for their clients.Most use specific essential oils in massage for specific reasons, but therapists must learn how to use them safely and effectively.  

Specialized skills, like massage for Fibromyalgia, or massage for migraines, really helps those who are hurting ....using essential oils for specific problems.

Here are some of the most popular and best essential oils!

Creams and Oils

Which brands of oils and creams are best for your business? For your clients?

Read what practicing massage therapists recommend!

Massage Creams

Massage Oils

Whether you want to learn about massage therapy careers, tables, chairs, essential oils or other products, read the recommendations provided by other therapists on this site, and soon you will know exactly which direction to go with your business, and the best career you ever had!

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