Massage Therapy is in High Demand
Massage Therapy is in High Demand
That’s right, you read that right – massage therapy IS in high demand across the US. The world is changing at lightening speed. We see these changes in technology every day – consider how the phone has changed in our lifetime. It’s incredible. In healthcare, we see this in how lives are being saved by medical advancements.
In my small corner of the world, I’ve seen how medical advancements have saved my hand after the traumatic finger amputation I suffered in 2013 (read my story here.) I’ve seen my nephew saved from near death from Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia this year. I’ve seen my sister and dad both live through cancer.
Massage Therapy helps ease many health related conditions
I’ve used my massage career to help those in pain and suffering from cancer, amputations, sports related injuries, car accidents, shoulder injuries, unexplained pain, nerve impingement conditions and so on and it’s been amazing. When I say that massage therapy is in high demand, it truly is. People everyday utilize massage therapy to help them through so many health related concerns.
When I interview potential students, the #1 reason they want a massage therapy career is to help people in pain. That’s exciting for me as the owner of an advanced therapy massage school who’s primary focus is teaching advanced massage theory and techniques.
I hear stories from these potential students who have helped their mom/dad/grandma/friend through pain by massaging them – and now they are ready to learn the art of massage and want (no, crave) an advanced education.
During class, we educate students on many conditions thru Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology and delve into our specific and unique Pathology & Treatment classes – which are the cornerstone of our program. We go way beyond the lecture and offer massage protocols that will give the student confidence to treat clients who seek out an advanced massage therapist. During these classes, many ah-ha moments occur and students take the information and go home and help their mom/dad/grandma/friend to finally get the relief they seek.
Massage Therapy is in high demand according to the BLS
What is the BLS, you ask? The Bureau of Labor and Statistics. On their website (www.bls.gov) you can discover information on any profession, such as the median pay, education requirements, number of jobs and projected growth.
Drill down and enter massage therapy into the search window (click here to gain immediate access) and you will learn this about massage:
Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.
Part of this growth can be attributed to a better understanding in the US about the benefits of massage therapy. The profession certainly has a storied past that is best left in the past. We can, and do, provide therapeutic relief for thousands of people every day in the US.
The American Massage Therapy Association agrees that massage therapy is in high demand by stating:
A growing body of evidence shows that massage therapy can be effective for a variety of health conditions
And in the most recent AMTA sponsored Consumer Survey Fact Data Sheet:
Massage Therapy for Regular Health Maintenance
Seventy-seven percent of individuals surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the previous 12 months was medical (54 percent) or stress (23 percent) related, according to the 18th annual consumer survey sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®). Medical reasons include pain relief, soreness, stiffness or spasms, injury recovery, migraines, prevention, and general well-being.
What I particularly pick up on in the above statement is that medical based massage has far more impact on the population than that of stress relief. Though I can certainly appreciate a good relaxing massage when I’m stressed, I am definitely inclined to want a massage from a qualified treatment based clinical massage therapist when I’m hurting and in pain.
My clients definitely concur and appreciate my skilled work. I’m not bragging – I just do what I do to help people and I bring that knowledge into the classroom with real life “from the trenches” stories. Students appreciate shadowing me in the treatment room and gain valuable experience to help their budding clientele.
The Bodymechanics School Model
Our approach is to offer students layer upon layer of exceptional education that builds upon theories and actual case-studies. Our exceptional teaching staff brings a combined 100+ years of experience, with active practices, and students are encouraged to question, engage and grow. Access to instructors throughout the year offers varying perspectives which enhance the education process.
We teach the basics in Module 1. We delve into advanced massage techniques, business, and body systems in Module 2. We bring the unique Bodymechanics treatment protocols in Module 3. And lastly, we bring it all together in Module 4 – setting up the tables for true success.
Oh, and by success – I mean the near perfect (98%) pass rate on the first attempt of the national certification exam that students take at the end to become licensed in the State of Washington.
How can I help you?
If your questions are about the program – call me.
If your questions are about finances – call me.
If your questions are about the future – call me.
If your questions are about your body – call me.
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You’ll get the following information on the above link:
- Answers to common questions – including start dates, length of program and payment plan options
- Information workshop dates and sign up procedure
- FREE download of Shari’s e-Book: 4 Questions, 4 Myths and the 4 Pillars of Success
- FREE download of Postural Pain Relief – an info packed guide to fixing your posture
I am so glad I chose to come to Bodymechanics for my massage education!
I’ve been in the program for 3 months, and it’s amazing. I am a hands-on, people-oriented learner and so the curriculum really works for me. Lots of bodywork practice from Day 1, and practical skills/tools I can use to help my clients. All of my instructors have their own private massage therapy practices, and fields of expertise. They bring real-world knowledge of the massage profession into the classroom. I am getting a great business education right along with my massage education. I’ve already begun putting together my business and marketing plans!
Besides all of that…
Everyone – the instructors, staff, LMP’s in the professional clinic – they treat you like family. Like you belong. They really do have the student’s best interest at heart.
When I enrolled in the program, I didn’t have the money to buy a massage table – a necessary tool for the trade. My instructors graciously GAVE me a gently used massage table that had recently been donated to the school. It was the biggest blessing to me, and for Bodymechanics – it’s just the way they operate. I highly recommend this school to anyone who believes that massage therapy is a calling of the heart.
Thank you so much for believing in me, and welcoming me into the fold. What a great beginning to my career! Danielle S.
Committed to your success
Shari Aldrich, LMP
President / Clinical Director
Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage