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
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RSVP and learn more.
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
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
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