Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues.

Includes instruction in Western (Swedish) massage, sports massage, myotherapy/trigger point massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, massage safety and emergency management, client counseling, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Major?

Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

 

Job opportunities for massage therapists are extremely likely in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a twenty-one percent (21%) growth 2019-2029.

 

Massage therapists typically complete a postsecondary program of 500 or more hours of study and experience, although standards and requirements vary greatly by state or another jurisdiction. Most states regulate massage therapy and require massage therapists to have a license or certification. As well, they may have regulations at the local level.

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

 

Publications/Magazines in Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Major