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How to become a good massage therapist

How to become a good massage therapist

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According to some therapists, the decision to become a massage therapist comes from a calling deep within and that placing their hands on someone makes them instantly feel better. Indeed, healing through touch is one of the oldest forms of therapy in existence, practiced as far back as the times of Ancient Egypt and by Jesus Christ in the Bible. Many cultures around the world have as part of their traditions a form of healing touch – the Polynesian royalty of Hawaii performed what is now known as kahuna bodywork as a rite of passage and initiation process into adulthood. The Japanese have incorporated the art of Shiatsu as a daily ritual to be shared between family members. But deciding to turn what is a natural inclination amongst humans – that of healing one another through touch,...
Starting Your Career as a Massage Therapist

Starting Your Career as a Massage Therapist

Career
If you are thinking of owning your own business, whether out of your home or in a rented commercial space, and you love working with people, consider getting your massage therapy license. Working as a massage therapist is an incredibly rewarding career both personally and financially. The first step on your journey is to take the necessary courses and licensing exam. Check out your local community college for course offerings and find out what kind of licensing you need for your particular state. Once you’re licensed it’s time to purchase the necessary equipment. Whether you dedicate a room in your home or you rent space downtown, you’ll need a selection of massage tables and chairs for your clientele. Check the Earthlite site for more info on the type of equipment you’ll need to...