What are the benefits of training in massage?
Training in massage can provide a range of benefits, both personal and professional.
Where will I work?
Completing formal training in massage therapy opens up various career opportunities. You can work in spas, wellness centres, clinics, hospitals, sports teams, or start your own private practice. The demand for qualified massage therapists is generally high, providing you with options for employment or self-employment.
Massage therapy offers the opportunity to positively impact people’s lives. This can lead to the massage therapist experiencing high levels of job satisfaction and feeling like they are positively having an impact in society. By providing relief from stress, tension, pain, and promoting relaxation, you can contribute to the well-being and health of your clients.
Training in massage offers flexible working hours
Many massage therapists enjoy the flexibility of their work schedule. You can often choose your own hours and accommodate appointments based on your availability. This flexibility allows for a better work-life balance and the ability to pursue other interests or responsibilities. If you have another job, you may be able to reduce your hours, as you increase your massage practice. Or you may also wish to see clients at the weekends or evenings on top of your primary income. This makes you a highly flexible worker which in turn can make you more secure economically.
Massage training enhances personal growth and well-being
Through massage training, you acquire valuable skills and knowledge about the human body, anatomy, and physiology. You develop a deep understanding of how muscles, tissues, and systems work together. This knowledge not only benefits your clients but also enhances your personal growth and self-awareness.
When you train as a massage therapist, you will be given many massages during the training period. This will lead to you experiencing physical benefits yourself. The techniques and body mechanics you learn during training promote good posture, body alignment, and proper body mechanics while performing massages. Regular practice of these techniques can reduce the risk of physical strain, muscle tension, and injuries.
Continuing professional development and engagement
The field of massage therapy constantly evolves, and ongoing education is encouraged. This means you have opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills through workshops, seminars, and advanced training courses. Continuous learning keeps you engaged, helps you stay updated with new techniques, and allows you to specialise in specific modalities. Sometimes training in massage is the springboard to a totally new vocational life and sense of life purpose.
Be your own boss
Many massage therapists enjoy the independence that comes with their profession. Whether you work for a company or operate your own practice, you can often set your own policies, choose your preferred techniques, and create a personalized experience for your clients. This autonomy gives you the freedom to shape your career according to your values and preferences.
Many of our massage students form life-long friendships and connections with other students during their training. Peer support can be of vital importance as you navigate your new careers together and we highly recommend forming attachments with your fellow students during the intensive training period.
Offering a variety of revenue streams
Depending on factors like location, experience, and client base, massage therapy can provide financial stability. As you gain experience and build a reputation, you may be able to increase your rates and attract more clients, leading to higher earning potential. You may use your massage practice as a supplementary income or as an entire stream of revenue.
If you are considering training in massage, we have our ITEC Diploma in Massage starting on 23/24th September from our Brighton venue. Find out more here. From our Bath venue, our ITEC Diploma in Massage starts on 14/15th October. Find out more here.
Do check out our YouTube channel. We have plenty of massage videos to support your practice and inspire you with new techniques and ideas!