Massage Therapy Students’ Valentine’s Gift to Veterans

A massage therapy program at a Jacksonville, FL school will work in partnership with other school departments on a special Valentine’s Day gift for a Wounded Warriors project.

The massage therapy students at Florida State College at Jacksonville are preparing to provide massages to veterans tomorrow during the event.

Other departments at the school are helping, as well, and the veterans will receive an entire day of Valentine’s pampering from various service industry students during their visit with the wounded warriors. The veterans will get haircuts courtesy of the school’s cosmetology students, a great meal thanks to the school’s culinary arts students, and dental care from the dental program students.

Veterans must be 100% disabled in order to qualify for full dental benefits from the VA services, so the special dental care portion of the day will assist the veterans with services they may not otherwise qualify for under normal circumstances. The massage therapy students will provide chair massages to the eighteen participating veterans during the event.

Chair massage techniques are a standard part of the training curriculum at massage therapy schools and many schools provide outside services to help learn about real-world scenarios. After completing massage therapy training, many therapists enter the industry as independent practitioners. Chair massages are often one of the best ways for a new massage therapist to make money after graduation because they allow the therapist to offer services to clients who cannot make it to a spa or massage therapy clinic for services.

Many corporate wellness programs contract massage therapists to perform chair massages during the work day for office workers. Some therapists solicit new clients this way as well, because it can be a lucrative endeavor since the “office” is held by the client and not the therapist. Corporate wellness programs and health facility massage techniques are among the skills one can learn at massage therapy school to help create business right after graduation.

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