Ever wonder if you have what it takes to become a massage therapist? People are called to this career at different times in their lives. Some when they’re young, others when they are ready for a midlife career change. Whatever the reason, becoming a massage therapist can be one of the most rewarding (emotionally and financially) decisions you’ll ever make.
Massage therapy is a $20 billion industry. US consumers visit massage therapists more than 230 million times a year. Growth in the profession is off the charts. Not everyone is cut out for massage therapy, though, but YOU might be!
Here are just few qualities shared by successful massage therapists. If two or more than describe you, you should find out more!
You like to help people. This is quality #1. The profession is all about making a positive difference in the body, mind and spirit of your clients. If you are someone who is giving and caring, or someone who wants to learn to be more giving and caring than you already are, this profession will be a great fit. If this quality isn’t in your personality, you should probably move on to another profession.
You like to have an option to work anywhere, anytime. Your main tools are your knowledge of massage therapy and your hands. Those two things are with you always. With proper certification you can work ANYWHERE. In most cases, you can also have a lot of control over when you work–much more so than a standard 9-5 worker. Continue reading “You Might Be a Great Massage Therapist If…”