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AMTA's Career Resources in Massage Therapy

The American Massage Therapy Association has new Career Guidance and Job Bank resources on its website that can help you explore your options as a massage therapist.

One of our favorite pages under Career Guidance is the Workplace Options page. Here, you can learn more about the many massage settings you can choose from once you have your license, such as: franchises, fitness ad sports centers, medical and health care settings, self-employment and spas. There's a downloadable PDF for each option describing what you'll need to learn, what you can expect, wage estimates, and more!

There is even a Career Path Quiz that can analyze your personal interests, preferences, work style, and make suggestions as to which massage therapy venues might be best for you.

So check it out, and then check out our NUHS massage therapy program and so you can apply and get on your way to an exciting new career.

Get Connected - Online Resources for Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is all about connecting, whether it's connecting with yourself as a caregiver, your clients, or connecting with new ideas and discoveries in the healing arts and sciences. 

That's why the Internet is such a great boon to today's massage therapists.  You can learn new tips, expand your understanding, and even connect with other massage therapists around the world, simply by clicking a mouse. 

Here are some great places to start getting connected: 

MassageNet

MassageNet is an online research network for massage therapists offering news, resources, and research from practicing massage therapists.

Massage Therapy Foundation

This foundation provides education, research and community service opportunities for massage therapists.

American Massage Therapy Assocation

The American Massage Therapy Association offers news, a journal, continuing education credits, job postings and other resources for massage therapists.

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

The Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals provides a host of online resources such as videos, articles, event calendars and more.

Massage Therapy - A Public Education Site 

Here is a good public education site about massage therapy by ABMP where you can learn more about careers in massage, massage schools, massage state regulations. You can also find a massage therapist.

International Journal of Massage and Bodywork

The International Journal of Massage and Bodywork is the only peer-reviewed, PubMed-indexed journal of its kind.

Most of the above organizations also have LinkedIn and Facebook pages. Whether you're a person who loves receiving massage (like me), or a practitioner, student or even just someone who's exploring a career in massage therapy, why not get connected?

"Massage Nerd"

As a massage therapist and instructor at Minnesota School of Business, Ryan Hoyme decided he'd like to reach out to students of massage and professional massage therapists and started his website www.massagenerd.com. Within his website, Ryan has live shows, posts articles, videos and educational resources, and even conducts surveys to keep his thumb on the pulse of the industry

By visiting his website you can watch a demonstration of craniosacral massage, learn anatomy, pathology, draping, and even the business of massage. He reviews products, conducts workshops, shares graphics and powerpoints, and has practice tests and quizzes for students. He even has crossword puzzles and word scrambles that all have to do with massage and the study of massage. The best part is that he offers everything FREE!

I've barely touched on the wide variety of information Mr. Nerd offers, so I urge you to check out the website to discover everything and anything you ever wanted to know about massage.

Get in Gear: Massage Therapy Equipment

Massage _tableYou already have the two most important pieces of equipment you'll need for your career as a massage therapist: your two hands. But for the massage professional, it helps to have the right gear. Here are some tips on massage equipment from Dr. Randy Swenson, Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at NUHS, and head of the university's Massage Therapy Certification Program.

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Massage Radio!

The launch of http://www.massagetherapyradio.com/ provides massage therapists and other body workers with a new way to keep up with all the latest news, trends, and thoughts from the industry's leading practitioners. The website offers radio interviews and video footage that can be downloaded or viewed online. Topics addressed include business tools, regulatory practices, school issues, new products and techniques, and profiles of practitioners.