National Massage Therapy Week
National Massage Therapy Awareness Week 2018 is taking place from October 21 – 27, 2018. Massage Therapy has been a part of the national health and wellness industry throughout history. As time has gone on, more and more people have been seeking out a Massage Therapist. With the increasing demand for exceptional massage therapists, it is no surprise more people are beginning their training to pursue a career in this field.
Massage Therapists have a lot of responsibility when working with clients; much like some other medical careers. Massage Therapists have the client’s health and wellness in their hands. Massage Therapists use touch to manipulate muscles and soft tissues in order to treat their clients. Massage therapy jobs (once licensed) can be found in settings such as spas, clinics, doctors’ offices, hotels, and fitness centers.
As we celebrate National Massage Therapy Awareness Week 2018, we want to highlight all of the hard work licensed massage therapists as well as massage therapy students put toward their career. Dorsey Schools would like to celebrate this week by looking back at three of our favorite Massage Therapy blogs. Check them out below! As the massage therapy industry continues to evolve, we would like to continue raising awareness on all the benefits of becoming a licensed Massage Therapist.
For some reason there tends to be many inaccuracies about Massage Therapy. This blog works to debunk five myths and highlight the truths. We will briefly go over five myths about massage therapy and give a quick summary of each, along with the facts. Some of the topics discussed include the workplace settings where you can find massage therapists, the job outlook for massage therapists, and the different types of massage therapy. If you would like to learn more, you can read the full blog post by clicking here.
Are you considering pursuing a career as a Massage Therapist? If so, you are in luck! A career in Massage Therapy can be both challenging and rewarding. However, before you begin your career you need to obtain training. Once you have obtained the necessary training, you will need to pursue licensure. Licensure rules vary by state but individuals generally need to complete an accredited program, get relevant on job training, and then pass a certification exam. Each state has different guidelines so it is important to check with the state you would like to work within. We will summarize what you will need to do obtain a Massage Therapy license in Michigan. If you want, additional information and details click here for the full blog post.
The Massage Therapy training program at Dorsey Schools is designed to provide students with a foundation in anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology, which form the basis for training in specific massage techniques. The Massage Therapy program at Dorsey Schools in Michigan includes a wide variety of classes and training. Training in the Massage Therapy program includes the opportunity to learn hands-on techniques. These include Swedish massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, and sports massage. Student will also have the opportunity to practice massage modalities learned throughout the program on members of the public in a simulated work environment. During supervised clinic practice and as part of their training, students will provide massage services to customers who may be charged for the services rendered by students.
The Dorsey Schools Massage Therapy program is offered at the following campus:
Are you interested in training for a career in Massage Therapy? We would love to help you pursue your goal of becoming a Massage Therapist! Give Dorsey Schools a call at 888-422-1188 to speak with one of our admissions representatives, or, you may request information online.
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