Massage Therapist


Massage therapists charge between $50 and $100 dollars per hour depending upon locations and skill level. Most practitioners work less than 40 hours a week, due to the physical demands of this type of career.

A lot of massage therapists incorporate other alternative healing methods into their practice as a supplement for additional income.

This type of therapy provides clients a number of health benefits.It reduces stress, encourages relaxation, promotes healing, and it provides a method of pain management.

Practitioners have the option of focusing on specific types of clients such as athletes, people with specific injuries, or even babies.

Training requirements vary by state. Some states require as little as 500 hours, while others require a 1000 hours of in-class training.

Prepare to take a National Certification Exam after you graduate. In states that have no regulations, the municipalities generally require certain standards for a business license.

Tuition cost are varied depending on state requirements and a 600 hour program can cost as much as $8,000 or more. This is still a very good investment considering how fast this therapy is growing due to public demand.

Most massage schools also offer financing.

If you decide to start your own practice, it's a good idea to think ahead and consider creating a website to help bring potential customers to your new business.

You can either choose to build your website, yourself, or have a webmaster build it while you're still in school.

You can also choose to have the webmaster write no content and do it all, yourself, choose to have them write some of the content, or choose to write it entirely by yourself.

Whichever route you choose, you will want to begin your website approximately 2 years before you graduate, so your website will be ready to help bring you new customers.

By planning ahead, while you're still in school, your website will be able to help people learn more about massage and then, once you're close to graduation, the final pages with your hours of operation, location, your photo and your other business pages can be added.

This will help potential customers find your new business, for which you have so passionately studied, and hopefully, help you to begin earning money before your school loans start becoming due.

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