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News & Events2019-02-15T17:01:38-05:00

Market for Massage Therapists: The Numbers According to the AMTA

Can a strong living be made from massage therapy? Absolutely, as robust economic numbers from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) demonstrate. Below, we review the rosy figures from the AMTA, including market projections, labor rates, and projected career earnings. Drawing from government statistics, clinical studies, and surveys of Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) as well as consumers, the AMTA sought to deliver a big-picture review [...]

By |June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Market for Massage Therapists: The Numbers According to the AMTA

Welcoming Clients of All Sizes to your Massage Table: Massaging Obese/Fat Clients

Therapists are healers at heart; anyone who chooses to become a massage therapist is inspired to help others. Yet through lack of awareness around body size, therapists may unwittingly make clients feel uncomfortable. And while massage schools in Oregon and elsewhere train budding therapists in body mechanics and client care, massage therapy classes do not always account for bigger bodies. Today we’re taking a look [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Welcoming Clients of All Sizes to your Massage Table: Massaging Obese/Fat Clients

East West College’s New Location in Downtown Portland: Opening on July 1st, 2019

We’re moving! This July, East West College is starting a new chapter in the education district of downtown Portland, Oregon. Our new building will be at 1515 SW Fifth Avenue, on the fourth floor. Massage school students and clients will be happy to know that our new home is easy to access via public transit, with multiple options for MAX light rail, bus, and streetcar [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Campus Life, News|Comments Off on East West College’s New Location in Downtown Portland: Opening on July 1st, 2019

Common Injuries for Massage Therapists, and How to Avoid Them

Do you shudder at the prospect of working at a desk for 40 hours per week? Do you long to heal others? Does the human body fascinate you? If you answered yes to all these questions, you should be a massage therapist (if you’re not already one!). There are few other jobs that allow for such active, fulfilling work. Yet at the same time, the [...]

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Massage & Health, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Common Injuries for Massage Therapists, and How to Avoid Them

Challenges and Rewards of Sports Massage Therapy

While becoming a sports massage therapist may seem glamorous—think of traveling with a team! Being on the sidelines! Celebrating wins with your massage clients! —the ins and outs of sports massage therapy can be challenging. Let’s take a look at the more difficult aspects of a job in sports therapy. We’ll also review the career rewards that successful sports therapists enjoy. Sports Massage Therapy: An [...]

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Challenges and Rewards of Sports Massage Therapy

East West College of the Healing Arts Signs Downtown Lease

Media Release  Contact:  Edie Moll  Director of Operations  (503)223-6500 Ext 224  Emoll@eastwestcollege.edu    East West College of the Healing Arts Signs Downtown Lease  Portland-based Massage School is one of America’s Longest Running    (March 13, 2019 Portland, OR) --- East West College of the Healing Arts will be enhancing its nurturing environment in a new home beginning July 2019. As one of America’s oldest and largest institutions that [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|Comments Off on East West College of the Healing Arts Signs Downtown Lease