How can I become a massage therapist?
July 11, 2005 1:53 PM Subscribe
So I've decided to become a massage therapist.
posted by granted to Health & Fitness (7 answers total)
After emerging from college with a completely impractical degree, I've decided that the options of grad school, an office job, and waiting tables don't sound terribly appealing. I want to do something different, and for various reasons, I'm drawn to the idea of becoming a massage therapist.
I'm looking for advice on getting started and finding a good school that will genuinely teach me about the body and about helping people in a way that's based in science, rather than airy-fairy New Age mumbo jumbo (although I'll accept the aforementioned with an open mind should it prove beneficial). I'm very willing to relocate, although right now money is a problem - I assume I'd have to take out more loans on top of the ones I already have. Is massage lucrative enough that I'll be able to support myself on that alone, or do most therapists have a second job?
Apologies for the scattered nature of my question, but basically, I want to be a good, respectable, knowledgeable massage therapist, and I'm looking for any and all advice to pursue that goal, and my main obstacle is money. Thanks in advance.