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Massage Courses: Which one is Right for You?  

by CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd

Find Massage Courses in the United States and Canada. So, you've decided on a career in massage therapy - but which massage courses are right for you? Because there are several massage therapy schools and healing arts schools that provide a diverse range of massage courses, it is important that you carefully inspect curriculums to determine which program of study will best meet your professional aspirations.

If you are fascinated about Egyptian healing arts, massage courses in reflexology will introduce you to a science and art that involves pressure applied to areas of the feet, hands and ears to restore balance to the body. Many reflexologists offer this therapy as a stand-alone treatment, or as an enhanced service for clients in a massage or wellness clinic.

Among other interesting massage courses, are training programs in chair or "seated" massage. Many a massage therapist have gone into an entrepreneurial business at airports, hotels and other hos

pitality facilities to administer massage to weary travelers.

If you enjoy working with animals, some other massage courses involve bodywork for pets, like dogs and horses. Individuals who have successfully completed massage courses in this field of study can work at race tracks, animal hospitals, veterinarian offices, and in other animal organizations. These treatments are quite effective in relieving muscle tension, and reducing joint inflammation and swelling.

A number of massage courses specialize in Eastern and Asian therapies and may include instruction in acupressure, Shiatsu, Tuina (Chinese medical massage), meridian therapy, and Thai massage, among others. Dating back over thousands of years, these ancient healing massage courses instruct students how to use reference points on the body with specific pressure techniques to release muscular stress.

While there are numerous massage courses from which prospective students can select, most programs are a minimal of 300 hours and may go beyond 1,000 training hours - depending on school or college. Also, because States vary in educational requirements, it is always wise to review curriculums to establish all training is met.

Overall, any number of massage courses can lead candidates to the career of their liking. Whether you prefer to work on an island retreat, an upscale spa, chiropractic clinic, or in your own home office; and once you've completed all necessary massage courses to become certified and/or licensed, rest assured that you will be both professionally and personally satisfied.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in finding massage courses, let career training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore career school programs near you.

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Resource Box: CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd - Freelance Writer and Web Consultant for, in association with - Educational Resources for Massage Courses, Massage Schools, and other Natural Healing Schools.


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