Bluewater Institute for Massage Therapy
Advanced Education & Training for Professional Massage Therapy Certification
Why Choose a Career in Massage Therapy?

Why Choose Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is one of the few professions that allow you to truly make a difference in your own life and the lives of others every day. It is also a very flexible career that you can feel passionate about while making a good income.

Choose from an exciting range of specialties and career opportunities

The field of massage is growing faster than the national average for any other field of employment. There are many options for employment as a massage therapist. Whether you are interested in self-employment, working as an independent contractor, or as a salaried/or commissioned employee, the field of massage offers a wide range of opportunities.

As a massage therapist, you may find employment in:

  • Massage therapy clinics
  • Chiropractors offices
  • Doctors offices
  • Holistic health clinics
  • Health clubs
  • Fitness centers
  • Spas
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Sport medicine facilities
  • Sports franchises
  • Hotels
  • Resorts
  • Cruise ships

Massage therapy offers Schedule Flexibility and High Hourly Pay

One of the greatest benefits of a career in Massage therapy is the flexibility to pursue other passions like parenthood, continuing education, other arts or part-time careers. In most working environments, you can choose the number of days you work or the number of massages you would like to perform every week to create a schedule that works with your life.

Income levels for massage therapists vary by location, experience and type of practice. Hourly rates in the Shoals can range from $25 - $60/hr or more, depending.

How can I get started?

You can begin by exploring your options. When thinking about a career in massage, ask yourself “What are my ultimate goals?” and “What are my interests?”  Learn about the different types of massage therapies, modalities, and environments where massage can be practiced.  For example:

If you are interested helping people de-stress, relax and improve their general well-being you may consider Relaxation or Spa massage.

If you would like to work with athletes to enhance their performance and assist in injury recovery you might want to consider Sports massage.

If helping people recover from injuries and chronic illness is a field that appeals to you, Medical or Clinical massage would be an option.

If your interest lies in practicing massage on many different types of people in various environments, you may consider Onsite or Corporate massage. 

By enrolling at BIMT, you could be a part of this exciting allied health career; providing massage therapy to help others overcome chronic pain, recover from injuries and illness, reduce stress, and participate in proactive healthcare and wellness. You are choosing a career which truly helps others, has tremendous flexibility, and higher end compensation.

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