Important Things to Consider When Selecting a Massage Therapy School in New Jersey
First of all, when selecting a massage therapy school in New Jersey, or anywhere for that matter, make sure that you have the aptitude to become a massage therapist. Massage therapy is a great career for people with a warm, kind, and caring nature. Do you have that type of personality? If so and you look forward to treating people who are recovering from an illness or sports injury, or who need help in relaxing, then massage therapy is probably for you.
But if you want to become a massage therapist you need more than an empathetic outlook on life. Most massage therapy training covers topics such as physiology, biology, and anatomy, in addition to massage therapy techniques. So make sure that you have a background in these scientific areas as well as an aptitude to succeed in more advanced course work.
Attending a massage therapy school requires an investment of both time and money. So, you want to be sure that you choose the right school. Here are some tips that Sue Painter, L.M.T, a massage therapist and coach to other massage therapists, suggests:
1. Make sure the school you are considering will prepare you to meet all state and/or local licensing requirements.
2. Review staff qualifications and experience in both massage and instruction. Continue reading “How to Choose a Massage Therapy School” »