You are considering a career as a medical massage therapist – congratulations! If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, start with the following steps to help get you on your way towards an amazing career:
Steps to a Career in
- 1. Deciding on the right school – Our 650 hour State licensed massage therapy school curriculum will take students through human body systems with a balanced focus on muscular structure and function, anatomy, multiple massage modalities as well as career planning, client retention and preparation to sit and pass the MBLEx Exam. 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 an income.
Understanding this power from within ensures the most effective, well rounded, therapists upon graduation and it is what sets us apart from other massage schools.
Our massage therapy school educators bring years of practical experience in bodywork as well as a holistic and hands-on approach to massage.
2. Become Licensed – Each state has their own requirements, the State of Illinois requires a minimum of 600 hours of training to become licensed. At USTA, 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. Curriculum includes Trigger point therapy, Neuromuscular techniques, Polarity Therapy, Swedish massage techniques, and Pregnancy massage.
3. Select a Technique to specialize in and begin! In the journey to becoming licensed, you will have found a passion for a particular technique or may have networked with therapists so you are ready to begin as soon as your pass your exam. Our Chicagoland massage therapy school education also provides its students with the business guidance needed to help build a successful private massage therapy practice.
Here at USTA, we look forward to helping train and guide you into a successful career in either massage therapy or aesthetics. To learn more, contact us at 630-968-6800, option 1 to speak with an admissions representative today.
- Teaching Mind..Body..Spirit for the best prepared therapists!