Have you ever started a project but changed your mind or lost
interest half way through? That's okay if you are knitting a scarf
or cleaning out a closet. But if you're starting a massage therapy
career education program, you want to be sure this is the right
school and right career for you. With today's tuition costs, losing
interest before you even graduate can be expensive.
That's why, even though you may be convinced massage therapy is
a career you will love, it's good to be completely sure before you
start. How can you be sure? Here are three important steps:
First: Get a Professional Massage
In fact, if you can afford it, get
several massages over time with a variety of different massage
therapists. Take time to talk with your massage therapists and see
how they like their career. Look around at their work environment.
Imagine yourself in their shoes, doing what they do, with lots of
different people as your clients.
Second: Visit a Massage School
Don't just shop for a massage school
online. It's best to actually visit the campus and see the
facility. What looks good online might not be what you expected
when you show up for your first class. Actually see the classrooms,
the practice area, meet the faculty, and see where you'll
be massaging clients in your internship phase.
Third: Choose a Program with a Trial or Intro
See if you can test out the program
to see if it's for you. National University requires all students
to complete a one-week Introduction to Massage Therapy course
during the very first week of the first trimester. In the intro
course, you'll learn the basics of massage therapy through lecture,
demonstration and hands-on instruction. You must pass the course as
a requirement to continue in the program. This helps you determine
whether massage therapy is the right career choice for you.
National University is still offering its "Summer Soak Up"
tuition incentive for anyone who visits campus before August 31st.
By just visiting, you can earn $500 tuition credit for your first
trimester. Call 1-800-826- 6285 or email email@example.com for more
details or to plan your visit.
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
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