November 23, 2010 4:00 AM Subscribe
Can anybody learn to be a great massage therapist?
posted by blub to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I want to be a massage therapist. I think massage therapy is wonderful and can be very helpful for many people, but only if the massage therapist is actually good. I have no idea how much of this is talent and how much is a learnable skill. I am willing to put in a lot of work and I am very motivated, but I am also a bit worried that I'll be spending a lot of time and money (not debt-amounts of money, but it will require adjustments from not just me but also my family) only to find out that I'm not actually really good at it. I would go to a good school, so assume that the quality of the education itself is not a limiting factor. I also don't think I'll have many problems with the theoretical aspects of massage therapy (anatomy and physiology etc.) and I think I am good at the "soft skills" that are necessary. I just would like to know if giving a great massage is something that anybody can learn how to do.