MANY REASONS TO BECOME A MASSAGE THERAPIST
- Stay away from computers, pushy bosses, long reports and emails, stressful deadlines, rush hour com-muting and big corporations.
- Enjoy the freedom of being your own boss.
- Flexible job! You can work:
– Side by side with your current job.
– Alongside physiotherapists and osteopaths, at clinics, hospitals, gyms, leisure centres, health clubs, cruise ships or even at Buckingham Palace (invitation required). Or start your own pri-vate practice!
– Full or part time, weekends only, weekdays only, evenings only, or any combination that suits your needs, lifestyle and family situation.
– Develop later into other branches of natural cures and complementary medicine, physiotherapy, osteopathy, yoga and others.
– A great profession for parents who need to work without being absent from family life.
- Provide a service that genuinely helps others.
- Observe and be inspired by nature’s ability to heal.
- Help clients take less medication.
- Observe how improving clients’ well-being will lead them to make positive decisions in life.
- Make the word “future” sound a lot more positive.
- Be passionate about your job!
- Do something complete. For once, don’t work as part of an office, system or organisation.
- Provide the magic of making others feel better.
- Besides getting paid by your clients, receive a smile and a big thank you.
- The only profession where you must be relaxed to do it well.
- Work in a positive environment alongside others, where honesty, care, empathy, nurturing and positive communication are at heart.
- Blend your personal and professional passion and development.
- Earn a decent salary. And spend less on happiness-substitutes.
- Massage oils are 100% full of fat.
- Monday mornings will feel a lot more positive.
- Clients only complain when their session is over.
- Work in a 0% carbon emission environment.
- Work without sitting!
- You look good in massage tunic!
DON’T DIVE INTO AN EMPTY POOL
There is a “leap of faith” required to take a massage course. Questions like “What if I don’t find work?” may arise. We want to share with you the most updated massage market research to show you that the pool is full!
For decades, the massage market has been growing and the crowd is pointing with their feet. Only in the last decade, for example, the massage and complementary therapy market has doubled.
Here are some concrete facts:
- In 1999, the UK Parliament had an extensive session about Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). It relied on a BBC questionnaire that found that 20% of the UK population (3.5 million people) uses complementary therapy every year, of which 27% uses massage and aromatherapy. The session came to the conclusion that “the use of CAM 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 Complementary Medicine treatments.
- A study conducted by the Royal College of Physicians in 2013 showed that every year, CAM and massage is among the highest used treatments by 41.1% of the UK population.
- According to a report published by the Department of Labour in 2002, employment opportunities for massage therapists are growing faster than the average rate.
- The most updated analysis conducted by the Complementary Therapist Clinical Practice magazine in February 2014 found that 5.5% of the population gets a massage every year, which in the UK is 3.5 million people.