Great Things About Becoming A Massage Therapist

If you're at a crossroads in your life and thinking of making a career change, you may want to become a massage therapist. If you're thinking about taking massage classes, you'll want to learn what you would be able to enjoy after becoming a professional massage therapist. Here are some of the things massage therapists get to enjoy with their career. 

Flexible schedule

If you like the idea of being able to create your own schedule, being a massage therapist can offer you this. Sometimes when having a flexible schedule will be beneficial include when you have children and need to work around their school hours, when you have a working spouse you want to spend enough time with and when you have some serious interests you don't want to be interrupted by your work schedule.

Small work environment

If you like the idea of working in a work environment with a small number of employees, then you would like working in a massage parlor. The number of other employees you would be working around will be much smaller than in other industries that would have you working with large groups of people.

Possibility of self-employment

If you have wanted to own your own business, then becoming a massage therapist may be a good choice for you. It is possible for you to run your own business by either opening one or by offering mobile massage services where you will travel to your clients.

Helping people

When you are a massage therapist, you will be helping people to feel better. Some clients will come to you for a massage to help them de-stress after a hard work week, while others will come to you for help getting relief from the pain of injuries or illnesses. No matter what a client comes to you for, they will leave feeling better than when they arrived.

Good pay

Becoming a massage therapist allows you to work in a setting where you can earn a good living. You will also have the option of working in a higher-end place to further increase your pay and of working in higher-income areas where the clients tend to tip well.

A career

Becoming a massage therapist allows you to have a career. The big benefit that comes with this is knowing you will be able to find a new job if something happens to the one you have. You can also find it easier to get a job should you move out of the area.

About Me

bi-weekly massages to reclaim a mother's sanity

One massage every two weeks is all that it took for me to reclaim my sanity. As the mother of four kids, I was getting lost in all that I have to do to take care of the kids each day. Throw in the two dogs, three cats and our family tea-cup micro pig, and I had next to no time for myself. Three years ago, my husband bought me a gift card for a local massage therapist, and after going to that first session, I haven't stopped going back. The 60 minutes I spend getting all of my stress rubbed away has improved my life, my kids lives and even the pets are taken care of a little better.