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Starting A Career In Massage Therapy

Posted on: December 21st, 2016

career in massage therapyAccording to the American Massage Therapy Association, one of the most frequent comments a massage therapists makes about their occupation is “I feel fortunate to have found work I love.” They feel this way because a career in massage therapy allows them to help people in a meaningful way with a high degree of personal contact. Massage therapists graduate with the skills they need to work at spas, hospitals, clinics, or even out of their own in-home massage office. The value of  massage therapy is becoming more widely recognized, and job growth over the next decade is predicted to grow considerably according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Common Massage Therapy Work Places

  • In home office
  • Physicians’ offices and clinics
  • Franchise locations
  • Hospitals and wellness centers
  • Nursing homes
  • Chiropractic offices
  • Health clubs and fitness centers
  • Sports teams and events
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Salons and spas
  • Cruise ships

At Universal Spa Training Academy our beginning classes focus on communication and self awareness. These essential skills are developed through focused activities and exercises, which are the foundation of customer service and a therapists ability to retain clientele and build an income. Our 9 month day or 11 month evening massage therapy programs offer a balanced study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, Eastern energies, Western techniques and professional development. Our curriculum includes Trigger point therapy, Neuromuscular techniques, Polarity Therapy, Swedish massage techniques, and Pregnancy massage. Tuition also includes the initial massage therapy licensing fee for Illinois and a FREE massage table for each student. Our Chicagoland massage therapy school education also provides its students with the business guidance needed to help build a successful private massage therapy practice and the preparation to pass the MBLEx Exam.

So are you ready to get started with a career in Massage Therapy? Classes start in January 2017! Call our admissions office at 630-968-6800, press option 1.