MANY REASONS TO BECOME A MASSAGE THERAPIST

•  Do something completed. For once don’t be part of a ‘system’

•  0% carbon emission working environment

•  Besides getting paid by your clients, receive a smile and a thank-you

•  Clients only complain that their session is over

•  Provide a service that genuinely helps others

•  Positive working environment

•  Earn a decent salary. And more likely you spend less on ‘happiness-substitute’

•  Provide the magic of making others feel better

•  At last, be passionate about your job!

•  Stay away from computers, long reports and emails, stressful offices, deadlines, pushy bosses, rush hour commuting and the big corporations

•  Enjoy the freedom of being your own boss

•  Be active at work. Apply your knowledge without sitting!

•  Feel satisfied helping clients feel relaxed and pain-free

•  One of the only professions that you must be relaxed to do it well

•  Never stop learning new techniques & skills

•  Observe how improving clients’ well-being, leading them to make positive decisions about their life

•  Work in flexible hours and locations

•  Work with physiotherapy, osteopath and other clinics, hospitals, gym, leisure centres, health clubs, cruise ships, or you own private practice

•  Make the word future sounds a lot more positive

•  Massage oils are 100% not fat free

•  Help clients take less medication

•  Observe and be inspired by nature cure’s ability to heal

•  Blend your personal and professional development

•  Work in a rich people environment, where honesty, care, empathy, nurturing and positive communication are at heart

•  Develop into other branches of nature cure and complementary medicine: nutrition, herbal medicine, physiotherapy, osteopathy, yoga and others

•  Monday morning will feel a lot more positive

•  Can work full or part time, weekend only, weekdays only or evening-only, or any combination of these that suits your needs, lifestyle and family situation.

•  Due to its employment flexibility, massage is very popular with parents who still want to work, but without being absent from family life

DON’T DIVE INTO AN EMPTY POOL

There is a ‘leap of faith’ taking a massage course. Questions like ‘what if I won’t find work’ may bother you. We want to share with you the most updated research on the market of massage to show you that the pool is full!

Massage is one of the best ways to deal with the growing level of stress in our fast pace society. Massage can also help to deal with pains and aches and feeling run down and not well.

For decades, the market of massage is keep growing and the crowd is pointing with their feet.
Lately, the market of massage and complementary therapy is doubling every decade!

Here are some concrete facts:

  • In 1999 the UK Parliament had an extensive session (1) about Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). It relies on a BBC questionnaire that finds 20% of UK population (3.5 million people) uses complementary therapy every year, of which 27% used massage & aromatherapy. This session came to conclusion that “the use of CAM use in the United Kingdom is high and is increasing.”
  • A 2001 study shows that “massage has taken the lead as one of the most common one Complementary Medicine treatment. (2)
  • The Royal College of Physicians 2013 study shows that every year, 41.1% of UK population use CAM and massage is amongst the highest used treatment. (3)
  • According to the U.S. Department of Labour in 2002, employment opportunities for massage therapists are growing faster than average rate.
  • The most updated analysis done by the Complementary Therapist Clinical Practice magazine in February 2014 looked at how many people visited massage therapists. It’s finding is that 5.5% of the population get a massage every year, which is 3.5 million in the UK. (4)
  • Once choosing massage as a career path, it’s good to check that you are not ‘diving into an empty pool’.

    Notes:

    1. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199900/ldselect/ldsctech/123/12303.htm#a3
    2. Use and expenditure on complementary medicine in England: a population-based survey Complementary Therapies in Medicine, Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2001, Pages 2-11 K. J. Thomas, J. P. Nicholl, and P. Coleman.
    3. Prevalence of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by patients/consumers in the UK: a systematic review of surveys. Clinical Medicine, April 2013 13:126-131. Paul Posadzki, Leala K Watson, Amani Alotaibi, and Edzard Ernst
    4. Prevalence of visits to massage therapists by the general population: A systematic review. February 2014Volume 20, Issue 1, Pages 16–20. Philip E. Harris, Katy L. Cooper, Clare Relton, Kate J. Thomas
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