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What It’s Like To Be a Massage Therapist

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Massage Therapist FAQ’s:

What are the different types of massage therapy and specialties?

There are various modalities and techniques within the field of massage therapy, such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, tripper point therapy, sports massage, myofascial release, thai massage, prenatal massage, and others such as reflexology, aromatherapy and hot stone massage to name few. Consider whether you want to specialize in a particular area or offer a range of services.

What are the risks and challenges of the profession? 

Repetitive strain injuries, exposure to contagious illnesses, dealing with difficult clients, physical burnout, and risk of inconsistent pay.

How many hours of practice are required to become a massage therapist?

To become a licensed massage therapist, most education programs at accredited schools consist of around 500 hours for a basic certification to over 1,000 hours for more comprehensive training of both education and hands-on experience.

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