Modern gadgets are like candy for the brain—but they are a pain in the neck, literally. Smartphones, for instance, cause most users to drop their heads forward and down. This technology-adaptive head position is now so common that health professionals have a special term for it – “Text Neck.” In our NW massage therapy school, students learn how to take clinical notes and spot postural patterns that point to treatment options. Text Neck is widespread enough to be called an epidemic, so we’re dedicating today’s post to this modern body pattern.
Do you want to know how to become a massage therapist? On average, a massage therapist can earn up to $40 an hour when accounting for all fees and customer gratuities. It takes many hours of training plus the passing of a written exam, to become a licensed massage therapist. What are some of the other steps you need to earn your massage license? Read on.
Becoming a massage therapist can be a very rewarding career, and massage classes will help you get on the path to this exciting and fulfilling career. Not long ago this mode of therapy was considered a luxury. However, now more people are now acknowledging the fact that massage therapy is the perfect complement for better health. Those interested in following a career in massage therapy will find countless job opportunities by taking massage therapy classes and getting licensed.
Massage therapists can expand their incomes by selling retail products. This is no secret; it’s commonly taught in Oregon massage therapy schools. Up to 25% of a therapist’s income can come from product sales, according to ABMP. Most therapists appreciate boosted income and other benefits of selling retail, including augmented business value, and an enhanced client experience. However, for one reason or another, many LMTs avoid adding retail sales. […]
Are you LMT-curious? Maybe people tell you that you’re great with your hands. Plus, you love helping people, and dream of getting paid to do so. If so, you may be thinking about taking massage therapy classes. Selecting a school is your first step in the journey toward becoming a professional massage therapist. In today’s post, we suggest three basic questions you can ask to figure out the best massage school for you. […]
On November 9th, the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists voted to significantly change the state’s massage therapy licensure requirements. The board eliminated the practical massage exam for most applicants and increased the required massage education requirement from 500 to 625 hours. Beginning on January 1, 2016, most aspiring Oregon LMTs pursuing massage therapy training will no longer have to pass a hands-on state test for initial licensure. Those who wish to practice massage in the state of Oregon will still be required to pass an approved national massage exam as well as an online massage law test. […]
Researchers have uncovered the wellness benefits of massage while investigating diseases that compromise the immune system. For example, a 12-week study of HIV –positive adolescents conducted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found that participants who received massage therapy demonstrated improved immune performance. As documented in a 2001 International Journal of Neuroscience article, the patients who received massage therapy had increased levels of NK (natural killer) cells. These white blood cells rapidly respond to and attack viral-infected cells. […]
Complementary and alternative medicine has grown in popularity among consumers worldwide. Although there is limited scientific research on the benefits of massage, the general public is becoming more accepting of this discipline as they experience it and find positive results for themselves. Statistics show that Americans are willing to spend their own money for alternative therapy treatments. The National Institutes of Health reported that Americans spent $34 billion on alternative medicine in 2007. These numbers show that people are willing to try different ways to achieve recovery and better health. […]
Stress is everywhere, and as a massage therapist you could help people feel more relaxed while easing physical pain and ailments from which they may be suffering. Though the exact credentials needed to obtain a massage license vary from state to state, most of them require that you take some massage therapy classes at the very least. […]
Among the many choices of careers available to you today is one that is among the fastest growing in the country, namely massage therapy. In fact, it has been ranked one of the best careers in the medical field by respected magazine U.S. News and World Report since 2011. Becoming a massage therapist is not as difficult as you might imagine, and this career is undoubtedly rewarding. To learn more about how to become a massage therapist, read on. […]