Student Massages Relieve Stress during Exams

Every year, thousands of college students learn the very meaning of the word “stress” as they prepare to take exams that could make or break their college career in an instant. Some schools are helping out the student body with game rooms and activities to help relieve the tension leading up to exam day, but as an article from Knox News points out – nothing beats a good massage: Knox News - For … [Read more...]

Massage Therapy Educators Weigh in on Regulation

In many cities across the United States, all that is required to open a massage therapy business is a license with the city. Without regulatory standards that require education at a massage therapy school, certification or licensing tests, and an annual approval process, massage therapy businesses that are less than professional can crop up and ruin business for the bona fide therapists in the … [Read more...]

Career Fair Offers Peek into Massage Therapy Student Futures

A massage therapy school in Las Vegas hosted a job fair yesterday to get students acquainted with their future employers and to let the public know about their massage therapy program. As pointed out by their press release, massage therapy schools are becoming more popular thanks to a loosening job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a steady incline in the number of open jobs for … [Read more...]

CAM Therapy Could Add to Curriculum in Massage Therapy Schools

CAM, or complementary and alternative medicine, is a “new” way of looking at total health care in the medical industry. CAM care involves blending all possible modes of treatment to provide the greatest chance for overall improvement in a patient’s health condition. This isn’t a new concept to massage therapy schools, instructors, or students – but is one more way in which massage therapy is … [Read more...]

Possible Boost for Massage Therapy Schools in Idaho

In most states, licensing as a massage therapist involves many hours in a classroom at an accredited massage therapy school and real-life training under the gaze of an experience instructor. Schools generally provide plenty of opportunities for students to learn about the scenarios they may face in the profession, but in states that don’t require licensure, not all therapists have undergone this … [Read more...]

Massage Therapy Schools in Idaho Get a Boost from Law

Massage therapy schools are great for anyone who intends to become a professional massage therapist, but not all states require that therapists go to school and then become licensed. There are relatively few states left that don’t, however, and Idaho is the latest state to sure-up the industry and provide some regulation: BOISE – Idaho will join 43 other states and start licensing massage … [Read more...]

Massage Therapists Upset Over New TV Series

Massage therapy school is no walk in the park; this might be one reason that professionals who spend 500 or more hours investing their own time and money into massage therapy school and careers find a new television series offensive. The buzz about the new show “The Client List” might be positive from the shows new viewership, but many reports from those in the industry say massage therapists are … [Read more...]

AMTA Responds to “The Client List” after Concerns from Pros and Schools

The Client List, a new television series starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt has massage therapy professionals steaming. The new series shows a single mom doing whatever it takes to earn a living, but massage therapy schools and professionals say that the show rolls back the evolution of the massage therapy industry – a field very nearly considered “allied health” in the modern era. In response to … [Read more...]

Massage Therapy School Helps Woman Speed to Career

Massage therapy schools prepare students for a wide array of career possibilities. One of the potential paths a graduate may take can lead them into an exciting and thriving profession, such as a career in the arena of sports medicine. Sports massage therapy classes can be taken during massage therapy school programs or as an additional class outside of the school’s core program. Sports massage … [Read more...]

Massage Therapy Schools May Face Tougher Credentialing

A national organization that many students of massage therapy schools will face at the end of their program is making big changes this year. Last month the National Certification Board announced plans to strengthen its credentialing and certification process. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced today a 12-month plan that will improve the … [Read more...]