Becoming a massage therapist.
Why become a massage therapist?
I asked some of my employees.
Jill stated she needed to learn something new. She had been working in sales for a while and was getting bored. She had an interest in the body since college because originally her major was in kinesiology and dietetics. She started massage school and loved it. She didn’t start working as a massage therapist until she became a mom but the hours work well for her so she can be home to raise her children.
Reshona always had an interest in the body. She would massage her parents feet and walk on their backs as a young girl. She didn’t realize that she could go to school for massage until she took an elective class in college for massage therapy. She realized later that she would go back to school to be a massage therapist. She has made massage therapy her full time career.
Amy was burned out from her teaching career. During this time she had also been doing intense training in martial arts. After workouts she found herself giving other athletes in her martial arts classes massages. She just made it up along the way. She realized that there was something to it and enjoyed giving massages. She started massage school, ended up teaching massage, and now works here.
Nicole would help her mom fall asleep by giving her scalp massages. Her mom said you would be great at this. You should go to massage school. So she did. It wasn’t until she had her anatomy classes that she realized how interested she was in the body. She is a natural care taker and loves helping people feel good.
Becoming a massage therapist is unique for everyone. One thing the stories have in common is that there was a natural interest in the human form. It may have been realized early on or after some research but there was a genuine draw to the human body.
If you ever find yourself rubbing someone’s feet or shoulders or that you have an interest in yoga, dance, athletics etc…you might just see that becoming a massage therapist might work for you too.