Massage Therapy is getting lots of attention as an
effective tool for pain. Pain is a major public health
concern that affects approximately 100 million Americans. Chronic
pain accounts for 80% of physician visits and almost $600 billion
in annual health care expenditures and lost productivity.
A leading scientific journal, Pain Medicine, recently
series of research articles on the effectiveness of massage in
reducing pain for a variety of conditions, including cancer and
Cambron, a professor at National University of Health Sciences
who co-authored the journal series, says: "These articles will go a
long way in promoting massage therapy as an evidence-based approach
to pain management."
National University has always considered massage therapy an
important part of a new trend in health care called "integrative
medicine." If you are thinking about starting a career in massage
therapy, it's good to be familiar with this word. Why?
Integrative medicine is where health professionals from
different fields work together, joining their unique skills in a
group effort as they work to get patients better. So articles such
as these that show how massage helps pain will also help show MDs,
hospitals and pain management clinics when to call on massage
therapists to assist them in treating pain patients.
Why not visit National University to learn more on how you can
study massage therapy on
a campus devoted to integrative medicine, with faculty like Dr.
Jerrilyn Cambron and other leaders in the profession? If you visit
now through August 31st, you'll be eligible for a
tuition incentive of $500 during National University's "Summer Soak Up" program.
Good Morning America news anchor Robin Roberts, will be the
keynote speaker at this years' American Massage Therapy Association
Robin Roberts, a former college athlete and reporter for ESPN,
has shared her own personal journey as a breast cancer survivor
with millions of viewers. More recently, she's shared her struggle
with a bone marrow disease that required her to undergo a bone
Through it all, massage therapy has helped her in her healing
and wellness goals.
Roberts is featured in an interview with Massage Therapy Journal. She
says, "My long-time partner, Amber, graduated from the Swedish
Institute's massage therapy program, earned her associate's degree,
and is now a licensed massage therapist. One could safely assume
that massage therapy plays a pretty important role in our lives!
Together, we are committed to a lifestyle of wellness, healing and
Her video below stresses the healing value of massage therapy
for both athletes and cancer patients.
Why not explore how you can be part of the exciting field of massage therapy, and bring
increased health and wellness to cancer survivors, athletes and
more? Make plans to visit National University of Health Sciences
this summer, where from now through August, your visit will earn
you a tuition credit of $500 for your first trimester during the NUHS Summer Soak Up special.
If you are exploring
massage therapy schools, or just beginning to consider a career as
a massage therapist, now is a great time to visit National
University of Health Sciences.
For the first time, we are offering a visit incentive program
called "Summer Soak Up" to those
interested in exploring a certification in massage therapy. You'll
receive a $500 tuition credit toward your first trimester in our massage therapy program,
just for visiting and seeing the many advantages we have to offer.
This is a limited time offer for summer visitors only.
You can attend an upcoming massage therapy information night on
June 1, 2016. At this event, you'll experience first hand our
fantastic facilities, sample a class led by one of our dynamic
faculty members, and learn what you'll need to further your massage
education and career goals. Or, you can schedule an individual tour
at your convenience.
After your visit, you can also enroll in our two-week
Introduction to Massage course that allows you to test-drive
For more information, click Summer Soak
Up, or call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email
Once you finish an accredited massage therapy certification or
educational program, there is one more step you'll need to take
before you can start working as a massage therapist. In most
states, you will need to pass a mandatory national certification
examination in therapeutic massage and bodywork as part of your
Board certification ensures high standards of client care and
ethical practice in the massage profession. National board exams
are also a good barometer to gage how well a massage school is
preparing its graduates in comparison to the national
National University's massage therapy students traditionally
score well above both state and national averages for board exams.
The latest data shows:
When you are comparing massage therapy schools, be sure to ask
about students' performance on national board exams. For a more
detailed report on National University's board score performance,
Come see why National University's massage therapy program
offers one of the most outstanding education opportunities in the
field. For all those who visit campus during our Summer Soak Up
event (any time from May 1st through August
31st), we'll offer you $500 in tuition credit for your
Statistics from surveys and government data compiled by the
American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) show interesting
trends in massage therapy field. Their industry fact sheet
The AMTA data also showed that 52% of clients received their
last massage for medical reasons. Massage therapy is increasingly
part of patient health and wellness care in hospitals and
integrative medical clinics.
Industry trends show that massage therapy is a great career
field for those seeking a rewarding job in health care.
Interestingly, the AMTA data shows that it's also a great choice
for career changers. 82% of massage therapists started practicing
massage therapy as a second career.
National University offers a one-year massage therapy certification
program with convenient evening classes that can start you on
your way to being part of this thriving industry. Find out more at
our upcoming Massage
Therapy Information Night on March 23rd.
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