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Becoming a Massage Therapist: Video Interview with Massage Therapist Student Bethany Mathias at WellSpring

There are several factors that determine why students prefer pursuing a technical degree versus a four-year degree. Career schools typically take less than two years to complete a program. In addition, the tuition is half of what a four-year degree costs. Some students also feel that they’re not fully prepared for the requirements of attending a four-year institution. Therefore, they end up straying off course or dropping out for a variety of reasons. These issues have led many students to favor technical schools over four-year universities. 

Within the various programs of study at a career college, massage therapy has become an increasingly popular degree program. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, revenue from massage therapists is expected to increase by 3.5 percent annually through the year 2020. In the year 2015 alone, massage therapy had become a $12.5 billion industry.

Learn more about the massage therapy program at WellSpring. Call 866-443-9140.

There are several benefits to becoming a certified massage therapist. You have the ability to set your own hours and work in exciting, exotic and relaxing environments. You also have the option to become your own boss. This career field is especially attractive as the demand for certified massage therapists has increased in recent years. In fact, by pursuing a certificate or degree through WellSpring, students can receive hands-on training and real world experience. The certificate program can be completed in just 11 months, while the degree program adds just four more months. By providing students with real world experience, WellSpring leaves students feeling confident and qualified. This makes transitioning from student to massage professional much easier.

After becoming a massage therapy student, you’ll also learn basic skills in wellness, nutrition and lifestyle management. For Bethany Mathias, a massage therapy student, WellSpring’s certification program has made her assured that she will be confident when entering the workforce. “I’ve loved all the teachers and the classes. I feel like we have a firm foundation. I’ve enjoyed getting to know the teachers. That’s been a good experience and getting to study under them. My favorite classes were medical massage and deep tissue massage. I am graduating in a few months and I feel like I am going to be well prepared to become a massage therapist.”

Naturalhealers.com recently detailed a checklist to follow in order to ensure both a successful massage and a happy client. It’s important to create a soothing environment for the client. In fact, discovering what the client’s needs are and where their pain is stemming from is a crucial part of providing a quality massage experience. Checking in with the client to ensure comfort throughout the massage is also an important part of the experience. Lastly, respecting the client’s privacy and comfort levels is extremely important. These abilities along with the basic wellness, nutrition and lifestyle management skills are what massage therapy students will take away from WellSpring’s certification program.

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