Central Maryland School of Massage

More Than Just a Massage: Learning the Massage Therapy as a Profession

Massage therapy, as a profession, is truly rewarding. Isn’t it rewarding to help people in pain?


Frederick, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/21/2014 -- If someone is looking for one of the few professions that allow to make a difference in life and the lives of others every day, it must be the massage therapy course.

Massage therapy profession is a very flexible career that allows everybody to feel passionate about while making a good income. This profession, which is commonly known for just pressing and rubbing is much more than just being so as it touches the life of many others.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor in 2012, employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 20% from 2010 to 2020, faster than average for all occupations. In connection with this, roughly 35 million (equivalent to 16%) adult Americans had a massage once in a month.

So what are the reasons to become a massage therapist?

First, massage therapists have the opportunity to help people every day with their work. Stress, being universal, gives an opportunity for massage therapist as massage is a very good source for stress reduction.

Next, the environments many people work in are often not relaxing. Needless to say, the atmosphere needed in massage therapy is a calming one, which is a conducive place to work in.

Lastly, many people really enjoy not only in getting a massage, but also in giving a massage as well. An act of providing a massage can be therapeutic and can bring joy to the massage therapist. It helps others achieve maximum wellness in their lives.

Perhaps, these are the few reasons to consider in pursuing massage therapy as a profession. These are quite important before going to create a soothing environment for the clients, discuss the client's needs, provide the massage necessary to alleviate the client's issues, check in regularly with the client throughout to ensure comfort, respect each individual's privacy and comfort levels and keep track of regular client's progress.

After finding massage therapy as an interesting course, one must envision the reality of working places such as in spas, rehab clinics and hospitals, cruise ships, hotels and resorts, health and wellness centers or even self- employed private practice. This profession truly creates a wide opportunity for many.

Nowadays, massage therapists took the massage therapy profession as a second career. Mostly are members of a professional organization and sole practitioners. To succeed as a massage therapist, you will need physical strength, mobility, and good interpersonal, communication, listening and critical thinking skills.

About Central Maryland School of Massage
Central Maryland School of Massage (CMSM) prides itself on providing excellent educational opportunities for individuals seeking a profession in the Massage Therapy field. The mission of CMSM continues to be to provide regional businesses and residents with an outstanding source of education that promotes health and overall well-being.

The school has continued to update and improve its educational opportunities and facilities. As industry demands grow and change, CMSM keeps pace, offering hands-on training. By providing quality instruction, personalized attention, and excellent training techniques, we prepare our graduates to excel in their future pursuits. Our graduates and prospective employers are secure in the knowledge that CMSM graduates have the skills necessary for career success."