As part of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
20th annual National Massage Therapy Awareness week Oct.
23 - Oct. 29, massage therapists across the country are
highlighting the benefits of massage therapy and encouraging others
to incorporate massage into their personal wellness plans.
NUHS Massage Therapy faculty are currently celebrating at the AMTA 2016 National Convention in nearby
Milwaukee. On Thursday, Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, LMT, MPH, Ph.D.,
chair of the College of Allied Health Sciences and Distance
Education, will be presenting
new research on massage therapy and pain. She will also be
moderating a panel on massage therapy in the military.
On Friday, NUHS MT students will attend Student Day where they
will be able to connect with potential employers along with
successful practitioners who will share their insights on
networking, marketing and running a business.
previous blog post, I highlighted that the profession is
expected to grow significantly in less than 10 years. According to
the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for massage therapists
is projected to grow 23 percent by 2022, higher than the overall
projected job growth of 10.8 percent.
With over 39.1 million people reported to have received a
massage from July 2014 to July 2015, students are finding that the
massage therapy profession can be a very successful one.
If you're interested in learning more about a career in massage
therapy, explore the National University of Health Science's
massage therapy program at an evening information night from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. on November 16 at the Lombard campus.
At the event you can learn about the curriculum, explore career
opportunities and talk with financial aid representatives. You can
even talk with a graduate of the massage therapy program and get
their perspective that a lot of prospective students find
Click here to
RSVP and learn more.
The health care support field is predicted to be
one of the fastest-growing job segments in the next 10 years
(Bureau of Labor Statstics). U.S. News reviewed the
nation's most in-demand occupations in their annual Best Jobs
report and ranked massage
therapist as #8 in the "Best Health Care Support Jobs" category
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist
employment growth of 23% between 2016 and 2024--higher
than overall projected job growth of 10.8%.
In addition to job growth, the field of massage therapy offers
many avenues to shape your career--from working at spas or fitness
centers to working at hospitals, for sports teams, at integrative
medical clinics, and more.
If you've been considering Massage Therapy as a
career, there's never been a better time to take the step
A perfect opportunity for you to gain insight and learn about
National University's convenient, one-year, evening certification
program is through a Massage Therapy visit event.
When is the Massage Therapy Info Session?
How Do I Register?
*You will also get a $250 tuition
credit toward your first trimester for
attending this event!*
Sign up for
the next Massage Therapy Info Session and take the next step toward
your future career.
You can also schedule an individual tour during the daytime if
that is more convenient for you. Get started by calling
1-800-826-6285 or emailing email@example.com.
night's Massage Therapy
Information Night highlighted a visit from our alumnus, Peg
Ortega. Peg treated the guests to an interactive demonstration of
several massage techniques used by therapists. Each guest followed
Peg's lead and performed the techniques on their own arms. This was
a great way for future students to experience the sensations and
benefits of just a few of the techniques they will be learning in
Another alumnus, Matt Clemente, took our guests on a tour to see
one of our 30 cadavers. Since we teach our anatomy and
physiology on cadavers, it's important for future students to
have that initial experience. Looking at a muscle on a human being
as opposed to a textbook gives our students an advantage like no
other. This is just one of the reasons our graduates excel when taking their
National Board exams and are sought after therapists.
Using the cadaver, Matt pointed out how successful massage can
be in treating afflictions such as carpel tunnel syndrome and
frozen shoulders. By trying a less intrusive option, some clients
realize relief and can avoid surgery.
Dr. Randy Swenson, vice president for academic services,
finished the evening with an overview of the curriculum. He
pointed out the importance of learning anatomy as a foundation, a
variety of techniques to make a well-rounded therapist, and the
business elements National includes in its program to produce a
It was a great event! The next scheduled Information Night is
July 16th. Reservations are
accepted online or by calling 630-889-6566.
Online resources are great for massage therapists, but there's
nothing like exploring your options live and in-person. That's why
Therapy Information Night at National University is so
special. You can meet others just like you, who are
interested in massage therapy. You can talk to massage instructors
who've had years of real world experience. You can ask
questions, tour our campus, and see what studying massage therapy
in a health science university is really like.
After all, massage is one profession where ultimately the most
important things take place live and in-person. In our
digital world, the healing touch of a real person "here and now,"
through massage therapy, is so nurturing to people. Likewise,
meeting and talking to real massage therapists is often the best
way to learn about the career.
Why not make plans to come to our next Massage Therapy
Information Night here at National University? There are new
information nights scheduled for June and July, and more throughout
the year. You can register online, or call
If you missed last week's Information Night, you missed a great
event with featured speakers Dr. Randy Swenson, our Dean, and
Massage Envy owner, Jan Gentner!
The hit of the night, as usual, was our cadaver demonstration.
Because our students spend a good deal of time studying anatomy on
cadavers, it's important for them to get to view a body and
hear about how instrumental this learning tool will be in their
Our alumnus, Matt Clement, gives a guided tour of the body as he
shares the highlights of his experience as a student and as a
professional massage therapist--and Matt's got some great stories!
We invited our guests to put on some gloves and touch the human
body (if they dare) and we had a few takers. Each person that
donates a body to science is offering the ultimate gift to medical
and health students and we are most grateful and respectful of that
gift. This type of experience in a massage school is quite
We also visited Dr. Ed Bifulco's palpation class where his
students were poking and prodding the knee area to learn how to
detect abnormal pathologies. This is a class that is not teaching
any kind of massage technique but is one of the foundation courses
that make our students well prepared to detect areas of concern in
I can guarantee you will be well prepared for your board exam
and your career if you decide to choose National for your formal
education. Give me a call (1-800-826-6285) or email me if you'd like to visit
or just chat. Personal tours are offered every week day.
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