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Massage therapy: Choose a career that can be fun, rewarding and actually take you places.
Available at our Maumee Campus
If you want a new career in an industry focused on helping people feel better, consider becoming a massage therapist. Stautzenberger College is an Assigned School for National Certified Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers and our massage therapy program is designed to prepare you to take the Ohio State Licensure Examination to become a licensed massage therapist in Ohio.
A great massage therapist has thorough knowledge of the techniques they use. The curriculum provides a hands-on approach to the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the functions of a massage therapist. In addition to learning about various massage modalities, you’ll learn anatomy and physiology, as well as the business side of the industry.
Massage therapists use the power of touch to manipulate soft-tissue muscles to relieve and manage pain, heal, rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, and enhance overall well-being. Good communication skills, the ability to put people at ease, compassion, and an outgoing personality are all essential to your success.
Becoming a massage therapist can give you the opportunity to work in a number of places such as spas, health clubs, fitness centers, hotels, resorts, and even on cruise ships. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of massage therapy jobs will increase 23% by 2022.
You can complete your massage training in program in 12 months. Our instructors are currently practicing, or have experience, in the massage field. We keep our classes small, so you can get the individual attention you need.
Massage has been practiced for centuries, but it is experiencing an increase in popularity. According to IBISWorld, a leading resource for business intelligence, massage therapy was an $11.7 billion industry in the United States in 2014.
The increase in demand for massage services can be attributed to several factors. Overall, more and more people recognize massage therapy as a way to treat pain and improve general wellness; even healthcare providers are beginning to understand the benefits of massage.
As with many areas of health care, the aging population in the U.S. contributed to an increased demand as Baby Boomers are turning to massage to help them live a more active lifestyle. With all of this demand, the number of massage clinic franchises has increased in recent years, giving people a more cost-effective and convenient option for massage services.
To help you prepare, we’ll share information about different aspects of the training, classes, jobs and career outlook.