If you want to visit massage schools in West Virginia, you have many great schools to consider before beginning your studies toward a variety of massage therapy careers.
Located in the Mid-Atlantic Coast region of the United States, with Kentucky and Virginia to the south, and Pennsylvania and Maryland to the northeast, West Virginia is known for it's logging and coal mining industries.
If you want to live near the big city of Charleston, or a small town like Falling Waters, West Virginia has what you are looking for in a hometown.
West Virginia is known for it's cool winters and mild summers. Snow usually lasts only a few days in the lower elevations but may persist for weeks in the higher mountain regions. Major winter storms are not common in this area of the country, however.
West Virginia is a vacation destination for thousands of people who come here each year for skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and hunting.
West Virginia residents and visitors seek regular massage therapy services, so there is potential for your success in this state.
Read my "Tips on Choosing a Massage School" page before you begin your search for tips on what to ask and what to look for in a school.
Education information about West Virginia massage schools, as well as licensure requirements, can be found on the West Virginia Massage Licensure Board website at www.wvmassage.org/rules.asp?show=state.
|Charleston||Mountain State School of Massage||www.mtnstmassage.com|
|Clarksburg||Clarksburg Beauty Academy||www.clarksburgbeautyacademy.com|
|Cross Lanes||Everest Institute||www.everest.edu|
|Fairmont||The Art and Science Institute of Cosmetology and Massage Therapy||www.asicbeautyschool.net|
|Morgantown||Morgantown Beauty College||www.morgantownbeautycollege.com|
Most of the massage schools in this state are connected to a beauty school, so obtaining a massage license and cosmotology license together, in order to open your own salon, would be an easy goal to attain.
There are many advantages to being dual-licensed. You can continue seeing clients even if your employees are out sick, or there is a family issue he/she must deal with. Or, if you have an employee who quits suddenly, you can continue seeing the patrons, and hopefully not lose them because the employee left.
This book, The Business of Massage Therapy: Building a Successful Career teaches more about choosing a good school, but also how to choose based on what type of career in massage is most attractive to you. It also teaches how to open your business, and build a loyal clientele.