5 Career Paths for Massage Therapists

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As a massage therapist you’ll have many employment options to choose from

You’re considering a career in massage therapy, but you don’t want to ‘pigeonhole’ yourself, or become a ‘one-trick’ pony. You may be worried that your job prospects are limited, but this is simply not the case! Contrary to popular opinion there are many career paths that massage therapists can take beyond the salon or spa.

Keep in mind it’s important to examine what your interests and passions are, and to ‘think outside-the-box when it comes to potential places of employment. You job prospects are vast, so set your sights high! Read on to get some ideas about fields that massage therapists can work in.

#1 – Cruise Ships or Resorts

You may have the travel bug or the itch to get out there and see the world. Luckily, you don’t have to choose between a career or travel – you can do both! Indulge in your wanderlust while working to support yourself. There’s a whole hospitality industry based on luxury accommodations in exotic locations, and those facilities almost always have spas!

#2 – Sports Therapy Clinic

Do you have an interest in sports, athletes and athleticism? Perhaps you’re quite active yourself? Then consider working in a sports therapy clinic. You’ll collaborate with other professionals such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, or maybe even work in a recreational facility or gym.

#3 – Spa

This is usually the ‘traditional’ work environment that people envision when they picture a career in massage. Salons and spas are typically upscale and well-maintained. Clients go there to be pampered and they are usually happy and appreciative of your services. Also, you’ll likely work in a team of massage therapists, estheticians, etc. At a well-run spa you’ll enjoy a lot of camaraderie with your co-workers (as opposed to working alone). Don’t forget there are perks too, you’ll likely get discounted or free access to spa facilities!

#4 – Be Self-Employed

If you’re business savvy, entrepreneurial, and you have good organization skills and financial awareness, then you could run your own massage business. If you build your clientele you can work from home, or rent a studio. It does take work, but you’ll have freedom when you’re your own boss.

#5 – Holistic Wellness Center

If you’re interested in holistic health, wellbeing, and complementary medicine (think acupuncture or traditional Chinese Medicine) then consider working at a Holistic Wellness Center. People visit these centers to be grounded, relaxed and revitalized. Enjoy working in a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for health and wellness.

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