Sarah here – I hope you enjoy massage as much as I do.
Massage Therapy is one of safest, and certainly one of the oldest form’s of alternative methods of healing, which is being practiced by today’s massage therapists. It is has been scientifically studied for many years now, and has shown to have positive results when applied to a variety of health conditions. One of the many benefits of massage therapy is to facilitate an increase in circulation which can help speed up the healing process and shorten the recovery period.
A variety of techniques are being used in massage therapy to promote healing with deep feelings of relaxation, while enhancing muscle and joint flexibility and promoting a greater range of motion. Injured muscles become contracted thereby has lessened blood flow. Massage therapy aids and hastens blood circulation to the affected areas and lessens the pain and inflammation associated with the injury.
Some of the common types of massages used in massage therapy are the Relaxation Massage, Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Reflexology, and Oriental Massage Therapies.
Having a degree in Massage Therapy has many benefits and advantages. It has given many people financial security, job security, and career satisfaction. Most people who make the move to become a certified Massage Therapist do so because it is their calling, while others do it as a way of getting into other related medical fields.
Being a massage therapist has it perks as they are able to work in a variety of work establishments such as in spas, massage therapy clinics, hospitals, sports clubs, nursery and day care centers, home for the elderly, or even get to work independently by themselves. Work schedules for each individual massage therapist vary, but in general, it offers more time flexibility compared to other careers in the health profession.
A degree in Massage Therapy can be completed in matter of two years time. Some of those who successfully finish the program might choose to go on to study other advanced medical studies in top universities in the country, while paying for its tuition with money earned from their massage therapist jobs. Most, though, use their Massage Therapy Degrees to land well-paying jobs in massage therapy establishments and related institutions.
Practitioners of massage therapy are presented with the opportunity to live and work in places outside of where they are currently residing – either within other states or to places outside their respective countries.
If you are one of those rare individuals who have the natural healing touch, who likes to help people in their quest for a better and healthy life, and one who is highly interested in learning more about the human anatomy, then this career is the one you’ve been searching for.