#1 It is a very rewarding career
The fact that you can improve the health of others in mental and physical pain is a great reason to choose the career of massage therapist. It is scientifically proven that you can prevent diseases by frequent massage. Massage improves your immune system, you recover more quickly after an injury and prevent your muscles from injuries.
Massage also improves your mental state. Because massage decreases stress hormones such as cortisol and increases endorphins, like adrenaline, serotonin and dopamine. These chemicals work together to make you feel good.
#2 Keeps you fit
Instead of having an office job, you will be moving yourself giving massages. Performing massages doesn’t just benefit the client, you as a masseur benefit as well! When you give a massage you move constantly using your muscles, being aware of your posture using your bodyweight, and being yourself many times in a meditative sate, keeping a clear mind. So massage keeps mind and body healthy of both client and masseur!
#3 Happy Lifestyle
For many of us, this is the case on a Monday morning: starting at your computer surrounded by grey walls, sitting almost 8 hours a day in a bad position typing away with stressful deadlines. You might be earning money to go to a nice Spa in the weekend to relax. But what if this nice Spa is your working place… A massage therapist is able to work in a very relaxed environment, beautifully decorated room, Spa-like place, smelling nice incense, listening to relaxing music and meeting new people on a daily basis, whom you can make happy by your massage. Instead of working hard deadlines, you work in a relaxing environment and when you finish your massage you receive smiles, hugs and thanks from your customers. This work creates a happy lifestyle.
#4 Enjoy a Flexible Schedule
One of the best things being a massage therapist is having the freedom to work whenever you like. Rather than working from nine to five, coming home late due to commuting from work and home, most massage therapists that graduate with us only work a couple of hours a day. The rest of the days they have time to spend like they wish. Imagine having half the day off and plenty of time to yourselves, or for family, friends, and hobbies. Plus you are your own boss so you can take off time to travel or do something else you like.
#5 The Best Job of The Future
Jobless? Time for a career change? Become a massage therapist, the most demanded job of the future! Why? It is scientifically proven that due to daily use of technology, internet and smart phones, 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 smart phones. 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.