Welcome to MassageLodge.com, an online community founded by massage therapists and dedicated to massage therapists. We would like to encourage and invite all massage therapy students, massage therapists and all massage therapy professionals to join our online community. As practicing therapists with a passion and a love for the massage profession, we wanted to start a community where all massage therapy professionals could congregate on the web to learn, share and discuss all things related to the massage therapy profession. Working as a therapist is a very rewarding and fulfilling career by bringing healing and comfort to others through touch. This is not only therapeutic to our clients but to us as therapists. Helping others through massage is a wonderful thing. It's always been our belief that massage therapy heals the mind, body and soul. We look forward to interacting, meeting and getting to know everyone on the forum. We also would like to thank each one of you for your kind...
Looking for a rewarding career to get you started in the massage therapy business straight out of massage therapy school or for those without years of experience? There are now many franchised massage therapy spas seeking therapists to join their hands on approach to join them in their health and wellness programs. Check out the many opportunities available at Massage Envy, Hand and Stone, Elements Massage and Massage Heights.
The average career as a massage therapist is 5 years. The biggest reason this is such a short time is because of the lack of business and marketing skills. Unfortunately these skills are not taught at college in enough detail to actually help you create marketing material that is effective at getting you clients.
The Reality Of Massage Therapy Marketing
What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear someone say "If I need a massage, I just get my partner to rub my back"? Probably shock and a desire to tell them how crazy that is! You spent a long time learning anatomy and massage skills and know a lot about the human body. You know first hand just how important it is to get someone who knows what they're doing to give you a massage.
What About Business And Marketing?
Developing effective marketing materials takes just as much skill and knowledge as massage does... It's just other skills and different knowledge. Any marketing you do should be able to...
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics massage therapists medium pay is $35,970 per year. The number of jobs in 2012 was 132,800 and the job outlook through 2022 is forecasted with a 23% growth, which is much faster than the national average of employment careers. 30,000 new massage therapists are expected to be in the work force between 2012 and 2022. This is very good news for those considering a career in massage therapy.
If you find yourself in pain caused by muscle tension or even a pinched nerve, you may be recommended for deep tissue massage. You may wonder how a massage is going to help you, but this is not going to the local spa and having a relaxing massage, deep tissue massage is a therapeutic massage which focuses on the deeper muscle layers and all the connective tissues surrounding those particular muscle groups.
This type of specialized massage works for stiffness, muscle injuries and lesions, aches and pains and can be exceptionally helpful to reduce unwelcome pain caused by numerous problems. It is a very slow and pressurized movement massage concentrating on specific areas to ensure the muscles are reached, along with the surrounding connective tissues.
With muscle tension comes what are called adhesions. These are tissues which become rigid, which can result in chronic and very unwelcome pain. Adhesions are known to cause inflammation, reduce movement, cause pain and even block...
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