What’s The Demand for Licensed Massage Therapists?

What’s the demand for licensed massage therapists in the United States? According to the numbers collected last year*, a lot. In fact, over 39 million Americans made at least one visit to the massage therapist between June 2014 and June 2015. It’s a $12 billion dollar business, and it’s here to stay. Demand for Licensed…

Where Do Phlebotomists Work?

where do phlebotomists work

Because phlebotomists are medical specialists, working only on drawing blood, it may sound like a small career field. However, their skills are needed in many different environments. That is part of the reason why the demand for qualified phlebotomists is growing quickly – with a 25% increase in need for their services between 2014 and 2024*….

Personal Training Career Outlook

Personal trainers have moved on from their stereotyped beginnings in the Hollywood hills. Now, they fill a vital niche in the fitness and nutrition industry throughout the United States. Customers recognize that the hands-on instruction they receive from a trainer is far better than they get in a large group class. In addition, it’s safer,…

Behavior Change Specialization Now Offered at WellSpring

What’s the hardest part about fitness and nutrition coaching? Without a doubt, it’s encouraging behavioral change. With this in mind, WellSpring has developed a new specialty that we’ve recently added to our Fitness & Nutrition AOS degree.  It’s called the Behavior Change Specialization, and our instruction will prepare you for the exam administered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine…

Top 3 Excuses for Unhealthy Habits

top 3 excuses for unhealthy habits

  If you are reading this, you probably eat well, exercise on a regular basis and make conscious decisions about the choices that impact your body.  But you would be in the minority of Americans. Most people talk about wanting to get rid of unhealthy habits – by eating better, exercising more, losing some weight, getting rid of…

Is an Eco-Friendly Massage Practice Worth the Cost?

Massage therapists are trained to recognize the systems of the human body and how they work together. We know, for instance, that muscles, tendons, bones and fascia make up the musculo-skeletal system. But have you also given thought to how our bodies interact with the environment? From the potential effect of substances on our own clients, to the…

How Do You Train to Give Wellness Assessments?

Wellness Assessment Training

Wellness coaching is big business – over two-thirds of American companies and organizations now offer some form of health program to their employees. In addition, individuals are recognizing that they can be more proactive about maintaining and improving their health. So how do you take wellness assessment training, and where can you find a program that offers…

Considering NASM Certification? Here’s What You Should Know

When you consider the avenues to studying for NASM certification you’ll want to think about your end goals first. Are you looking to expand your own knowledge?  Is this a potential career path you want to pursue? Would you like to work under supervision, or would you rather have your own business? National Academy of Sports Medicine Certification is valuable if…

Are You Getting What You Need From Your Personal Trainer?

Are you getting what you need from your personal trainer? Here are a few ways to know. Listen to your body Your body will not respond physically if you’re not giving it what it’s asking for. If you come in with a burst of energy, is your trainer making the most of this and working…

IN MEMORY OF TERRI OGLESBY

It is with a sad heart that we acknowledge the untimely passing of Terri Oglesby, a longtime advocate of massage therapy in Kansas City, and the founder of the Massage Therapy Training Institute in 1986, which is the solid foundation upon which the Wellspring School of Allied Health is built. Terri did so much for…

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