Back in 2005 when I decided to go to massage school, I was excited, but apprehensive about making a major career change. I had worked hard to get as far as I had gone working for a small local home health and hospice agency.
I wore what I refer to as the “golden handcuffs” in my position as the IT Director. I was given a title I was not fully qualified for, and paid just a bit better than I felt I was worth. The way I saw it was that I would have a difficult time staying in that field if I chose to leave the company I worked for because of the title and the salary. So I stayed. I was extremely stressed and would take out my frustration on those who called me for help.
Yet, I knew the stress was slowly killing me and I needed to take control of my life.
I literally stumbled upon massage therapy. I had never even considered getting a massage in my life. I admit that I didn’t know the value of massage therapy. That is, until I got my first massage – and I was hooked.
I had that epiphany and thought to myself: “this is what I’ve been looking for my whole life!”
The rest, as they say, is history. I started massage school at Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage in March 2005 and graduated in 2006. I went to night school and worked full time during the day. At the time, I had high school daughters who were very active in sports. Giving up time with my family, not to mention sleep, was a tough decision to make.
But I made the decision, and I wouldn’t change a thing. I started teaching right out of school, and bought the school in 2010.
How does this relate to you? How can Washington’s top massage school, Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage, help you and why is now the best time for you to begin your massage training?
Think about it – if massage is something you’ve been thinking about for a while, what are you waiting for? Honestly, there will never be a better time to get started. And, the longer you wait to get started on your new career, the longer it will take for you to graduate and start working as a massage therapist in Washington State.
With an exceptional program at just over 8 months long, you will quickly be on your way to graduation and beginning your career of helping people. Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage has an excellent track record with a 100% success rate on the national certification exam and our graduates are highly desired in a multitude of locations – including chiropractor offices, spa’s, clinics, and many who chose self-employment.
And check this out: from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 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.
Quick Facts: Massage Therapists
|2012 Median Pay||$35,970 per year
$17.29 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Postsecondary non-degree award|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||132,800|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||23% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||30,000|
With a move towards a more natural health model, many in your community are waiting for the right therapist to help them with their pain issues. Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage is the right program for you – and we can provide you with all the tools you will need for success.
Take control of your life, there will never be a better time. With classes starting soon, we have the right program for you!
Mornings – April 22nd. Classes run Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Evenings – July 28th. Classes run Monday – Thursday from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Weekends – September 123th. Classes run 2-3 weekends a month, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Give us a call, we’d love to help you learn if massage is the right career for you.
Shari Aldrich, LMP
President / Clinical Director