Specialities Within the Field of Massage Therapy

Categories: Massage Therapy

The growing field of Massage Therapy offers many different types of massages and massage techniques in which therapists can choose to further explore and specialize. Some popular Massage Therapy specialties include: Spa Therapy: Massage Therapists who utilize this massage technique use a combination of aromatherapy, nutrition, massage, and other natural healing techniques in their practice. Sports Massage: This specialty helps athletes prevent injuries and enhance their performance. A range of techniques is utilized in sports massage to help restore function to muscles and joints before, during, and after sporting participation. Reflexology: A traditional form of Chinese massage, reflexology concentrates on applying pressure to certain pressure points in the body that correspond to particular organs and areas of body tissue. Stone Therapy: Stone therapy utilizes smooth stones that are heated or cooled during massages. Heated stones help to relax the muscles, allowing the therapist to work more deeply into the muscle…

Helpful Job-Hunting Tips for Massage Therapists

Categories: Massage Therapy

When you begin your search for a job as a Massage Therapist, there are several important factors to keep in mind. Instead of blindly searching – stop and create a vision for yourself as a Massage Therapist. What do you envision about your Massage Therapy job? What kind of environment do you envision – spa, chiropractic, naturopathic, or even starting your own business? There are many ways to start searching for jobs as a Massage Therapist. Be sure to utilize your school’s career services. Arizona College’s Career Services department can assist you with community relationships, mock interviews, resume assistance, and job leads. It is also important to take ownership of your career by searching on a variety of online job boards.  Social networking can play a crucial role in obtaining a position by introducing you to the local massage therapist community.  If there is a place that piques your interest,…