Thursday, 20 November 2008

How to choose a massage school

Although I'm studying to be an osteopath at the moment, I'm still very interested in remedial / sports massage as a therapy and really do believe that it works. As such, I'm always on the lookout for new developments in the massage field and came across this massage school website which gives all kind of advice about what to expect from a massage therapy career.

The trouble with massage is that there is little or no regulation from practitioners or each massage therapist school. My advice would be if you are serious about learning massage, do some local research and talk to successful therapists about which schools are worth training it. It's also important to make sure that your chosen school teaches a version of massage that you are happy with. For example, if you are looking for sports massage but attend the successful local massage school which in reality focusses on aromatherapy or beauty work, you will ultimately be disappointed. So be careful.

That said, massage is an extremely rewarding career and one that I would strongly recommend. But do your research, find a good school, research your local therapists and then start your study. A little preparation goes a long way!

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