How to choose a massage course

Choosing a massage course can be difficult. So here are 7 steps to find out what massage course fits you best, to help you choose the right massage course for you.

7 steps to find out what massage course fits you best

Step 1: Why do you want to learn massage?

What is your reason to follow a massage course?

 

A. Personal interest and personal development

Then, just find a course that you like.

 

B. Wanting to be able to help friends and family with minor aches and pains

Then, just find a course that is hands-on, with which you can start directly, such as a massage course on a mat on the floor, where you massage over the clothes. So you don’t need to buy any massage equipment. No need for a table or a chair – since a small mat or high carpet is enough to start with. No need to buy oils.

 

C. Giving massages as a side job

Then, find a course or program that teaches you various massage techniques that are in demand, such as deep tissue and sports massage on a table and chair massage. So you can start very easy to work on festivals and offices as a chair masseur and in Spa’s as a deep tissue and sports massage therapist.

However, if you love yoga, and would like to give massage to yoga practitioners, then a Thai yoga massage program on the mat will work better for you.

 

D. Adding valuable skills to your own profession

If you already have massage experience, then an advanced massage program in which you learn how to treat ailments work better for you.

 

E. Seeking a career as a massage therapist

Then, follow a professional program rather than a course, so you learn a lot more of massage. Plus search for a massage program that also teaches you how to set up your massage company.

 

Step 2: How do you like to give massages?

 

So if you give massages, you can think about how you would like to do that:

 

A. Would you like to stand while you give massages?

Then, search for a massage course in which you learn how to give massage on a chair or a table.

 

B. Would you like to move around on a mat while you give massages?

Then, search for a massage course in which you learn how to give massages on a mat. So you might be standing a little bit, but most of it you will be moving in yoga-like positions.

 

Step 3: What would you like to massage?

 

A. Do you like to massage over the skin with oil, creams or hot herbal compress?

Then, search for a deep tissue and sports massage course with oil, a foot reflexology massage course or an abdominal massage course with oil and hot herbal compress.

 

B. Do you like to give massage over the clothes?

Then, search for a massage course in which you massage over the clothes, such as Thai yoga massage, Thai chair massage, Thai massage on the table, acupressure massage on the mat.

 

Step 4: Where would you like to massage?

 

A. Do you like to massage in an office?

Then a chair massage course is the best option.

 

B. Do you like to give massage at festivals?

Then a chair massage course is the best option.

 

C. Do you like to give massage in a Spa?

Then Deep tissue and Sports massage course would be a nice option.

 

D. Do you like to give massage at a yoga centre or a health clinic?

Then a Thai yoga massage course can be a good one.

 

E. Do you like to give a massage at home, without buying massage equipment?

Then a Thai yoga massage course can be a good one.

 

F. Do you like to give massage in a (Physio) therapist practice?

Then a massage course to treat ailments can be a good one.

 

Step 5: Are certifications important to you?

If so, search for a certified school that gives certifications to students.

 

Step 6: How would you like to learn massage?

 

A. Would you like to learn at a massage school?

Then, search for a massage school.

 

B. Would you like to learn from home?

Then, search for a massage school with online massage courses.

 

C. Would you like to learn massage away from your daily life and taking a break?

Then, search for a massage school that teaches retreats.

 

Step 7: How to find the massage course?

Search on google, browse social media, ask friends.

 

Hope this helps in making your choices, to find the massage course that fits you best.

Create a healthy and happy day!

Nicole (& Manel)

PS: Whenever you are ready… here are 5 ways we can help you to become healthier and happier through MASSAGE:

  1. Retreat – Click Here
  2. Acupressure Massage Therapy Program (Level 1 Foundation) – Click Here
  3. Thai Yoga Massage Therapy Program – Click Here
  4. Acupressure Massage Therapy Program (Level 2 Advanced) – Click Here
  5. Thai Yoga Massage Teacher Training Program – Click Here

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