When first considering a career in massage therapy, many may
expect their first position to be at a private massage practice or
a salon and spa. But did you know that in multi-disciplinary
chiropractic clinics, many of the specialists besides chiropractors
are massage therapists?
About 43 percent of those specialists are massage
therapists, according to the latest survey conducted by
Chiropractic Economics. The survey also reported that about
half of the treatment modalities provided at clinics is massage
therapy, as well.
In addition to chiropractic clinics, massage therapists can be
found in both hospitals and other health care facilities. This is
because of the many conditions massage therapists can effectively
treat, including low back pain, cancer-related fatigue and pain,
immune system functioning, high blood pressure and post-operative
Health care settings, especially hospitals, can be much a
different environment from massage private practices or salons and
spas. Most health care facilities are more challenging and
intensive, but rewarding too. While patients undergo other health
care treatments, massage therapists may be able to provide a better
experience by giving them relief from pain and/or anxiety.
For those interested in working as a massage therapist in these
health care settings, it's important to build relationships with
the patient's physician or other health care provider. Massage
therapists should work with them collaboratively to ask about
pre-existing conditions and to discuss the effectiveness of massage
Certified massage therapists at National University of Health
Sciences gain a comprehensive understanding of the human anatomy
with the unique opportunity to study in our graduate level
medical cadaver lab. Our integrative medicine health care
clinic also prepares students well for the growing trend toward
integrative care at health care facilities.
To learn more about the massage therapy program
offered at National University call 800-826-6285 or email email@example.com.
For many, the holiday season can be the most stressful time of
the year. If you're struggling to find the perfect gift for
everyone on your list, you might want to consider the gift of
Young or old, male or female, receiving a massage
is something almost everyone can benefit from--both physically by
decreasing blood pressure and heart rate and psychologically,
according to research.
Aside from relaxation, massage therapy can have a great many
health benefits, including improved sleep, reduced anxiety and
decreased muscle stiffness and fatigue after exercise. Those who
experience pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, low back strain,
arthritis and other illnesses can find massage therapy particularly
Massage therapy can also be a great gift for yourself to relieve
some holiday stress. In fact, visiting a local massage therapist
can be one way to finish off your holiday list and reduce your own
stress, all in one trip.
At the Whole
Health Center in Lombard, our student interns provide massage
therapy under the supervision of university clinicians at
discounted rates. You can set up an appointment for anyone after
the first of the year at the Lombard clinic or purchase gift
certificates for half-hour and one-hour massage sessions at our Whole Health
Center located in Pinellas Park in Florida.
Different types of massage are offered including soft tissues
and muscle work, sports massage, trigger point therapy,
neuromuscular facilitation and joint mobilization and
To book a massage appointment at the Whole Health Center in
Lombard call 630-629-9664. To purchase a gift certificate at the
Whole Health Center in Pinellas Park call 727-873-7870.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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