For thousands of years, cultures around the world have realized the health benefits of Massage Therapy. Massage techniques (often referred to as “modalities”) have evolved to promote well-being, reduce stress and assist in rehabilitation after injury. From elder care to prenatal massage and from luxurious resorts to professional sports, massage therapy has continued to grow as an essential component of healthy living.
Today, Massage Therapists enter their career with an exciting range of possibilities and a financial outlook that exceeds the national average. In fact, Bloomberg Businessweek rated Massage Therapy as its number one career choice for 2011 (http://images.businessweek.com/slideshows/20110114/top-10-careers-for-2011/slides/2)! According to the United States Department of Labor, the job growth for Massage Therapy this decade alone is projected to be 20%. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, median compensation during the most recent survey was about $35,000/year and the top percentage of therapists earned in excess of $65,000/year.