Massage Therapist the Best Job of the Future
Massage therapist is the best job of the future, why?
Time for a career change?
Become a massage therapist, the most demanded job of the future!
It is scientifically proven that due to the daily use of technology, internet, and smartphones, we move less.
Therefore we are more prone to ailments. Neck pain, back pain, and fatigue are some of the health problems caused using computers, tablets or smartphones. The more we use technology, the less we move and the more ailments we have, therefore the more demand of massage therapists, to treat but also to prevent these ailments.
Did you know that physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death globally? The World Health Organization (WHO) states that inactivity is causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths globally.
Sitting can kill you
Our body is made to move.
The early human beings were fit and constantly moving being physically active to survive, to collect food, to shelter, to escape from danger.
Nowadays, many years later our body is almost the same as that of the early human being, but our lifestyle changed a lot: We are much more physically inactive. Some less than others, but due to the internet we sit too much which can be harmful to our health. We shop online, instead of going walking around searching on the streets the goods we need.
We use a (smart)phone to connect to our friends and family instead of walking by just to see if someone is around.
Most of us know that typing too much can cause repetitive strain injury, looking down at a screen of any device causes pain in the neck and sitting too long causes too much pressure on the spine. These ailments might not sound too serious, but if you don’t change your behavior it can cause long term damage.
Even worse, sitting can kill you in the end.
The weakening of the heart
The reason that sitting can kill you in the end lies in the fact that sitting over 8 hours a day causes weakening of the heart and lungs, damage of our immune system (the lymphatic system cannot move the waste), lack of calcium of the bones, weakening of muscles and stiffness of the joints etc.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states in one of their recent studies that moderate-intensity physical activity – such as walking, cycling, or participating in sports – has significant benefits for health.
For instance, it can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, colon and breast cancer, and depression.
Moreover, adequate levels of physical activity will decrease the risk of a hip or vertebral fracture and help control weight.
Massage is demanded
To improve our health, scientists nowadays look at ancient techniques rather than modern technology. Like the Nobel Prize Winner Youyou who studied a cure of malaria monks used about 2500 years ago. We could also look to ancient techniques to balance the lack of movement in our modern society, like using the 2500-year-old technique of Traditional Thai Therapy Massage or called Nuad Thai Massage.
This therapeutic massage based on moving the whole body is different than other massages because both masseur and client are constantly moving.
Used in hospitals
Nowadays Nuad Thai Massage – based on manipulation of the joints, acupressure along the muscles and stretching the muscles – is becoming more well known as a treatment in regular western medicine.
But in Thailand, it is already used for centuries in hospitals to decrease the waiting lists. And people incorporate this type of massage in their daily lives with enormous health results.
In Asia, massage is seen as a lifestyle, used to prevent and cure ailments within families. Children are massaging their parents and grand-parents. Parents are giving massage to their kids. Massage is seen as a way of life.
Sociologists predict that use of smartphones and other internet devices will increase and therefore massage therapists will be more and more demanded in the future!
So now you have another reason to study massage 🙂
Create a healthy, happy and stress-free day by massage!
Nicole & Manel
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