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BECOME A MASSAGE THERAPIST
Are you passionate about exploring holistic approaches to health and healing? Do you find yourself eager to learn more about the rising trend in alternative medicine and wellness? Have you thought about how you could turn your passion into a profession where you could help not only yourself, but also help others?
Industry demand for massage therapists is growing faster than the average for all occupations†. If you’re looking for a massage therapy school to break into this in-demand field, choose Beckfield College’s Medical Massage Therapy Program.
Employment of Massage Therapist is projected to grow 22% from 2018 to 2028†
State Annual Median Salary
State of Kentucky median salary is $51,080 per year and $42,300 in Ohio*
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE
MEDICAL MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM
Our Medical Massage Therapy Program run on a 4-quarter (12-month) schedule. Massage Therapy classes are available in the morning and afternoon, so you can begin working in your new career in as little as one year.
As a massage therapist, you will use massage techniques to promote relaxation, reduce pain, and address a variety of medical conditions in various environments – all with a goal of wellness and healing through massage and bodywork. The Massage Therapy program at Beckfield College incorporates both a classroom and clinical education approach. Through combined hands-on practice and massage therapy classes, you will receive a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology, pathology, neurology, and kinesiology. You will also learn patient-care practices, client service skills, ethics, business practices and professional development. The on-site clinic gives you access to real-world training so that you are fully prepared for your new career once you graduate.*
You will also receive hands-on techniques in Swedish, deep tissue, and neuromuscular massage therapy techniques. Graduates are eligible to apply for the national certification examination (MBLEx) as required by the profession.
WHAT DOES A MASSAGE THERAPIST DO?
A Massage Therapist is a licensed professional who treats clients by using touch to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Massage Therapists relieve pain, help with injury rehabilitation, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in general wellness. Massage Therapists work with clients in a variety of settings to help relieve stress and pain and achieve holistic wellness using various techniques. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, your methods and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Performing and documenting client intake interviews to understand their health status and concerns, and track treatment progress as their health condition evolves.
- Using client intake information to assess client conditions and develop safe and effective massage treatment plans.
- Implementing treatment plans by applying appropriate massage techniques to the soft tissues of the body.
- Recommending and educating clients on methods for self-care – such as stretches, exercise and hot/cold therapies – to extend the benefits of massage outside of the session.
Massage Therapy Career Opportunities
Our Massage Therapy program prepares students for entry-level employment in a variety of settings, such as:
- Spas, gyms & health clubs
- Physical Therapy Centers
- Private Practices
- Doctors / Chiropractic offices
MASSAGE THERAPY SALARY OPPORTUNITIES
According to the May 2018 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the annual average wage for a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Kentucky is $51,080 and $42,300 in Ohio.* Salary will vary based on experience, location of employment and the specific job title and duties being performed.