By Susan Green
Over the past few years a definite trend has emerged regarding
holistic and alternative medicines and therapies. People are
becoming less eager to rely on prescribed medication and are
looking for ways to maintain health and wellbeing in more
alternative ways. For that reason, massage schools are
more common and there are many more prospective students. If
are considering attending a massage school for yourself it is
worth reading the following information to help you make the
right decision for your future.
Firstly, massage therapy is a form of holistic therapy and
therefore an element of science is involved. An example of
where this is required is regarding anatomical knowledge.
you do not need to know this prior to your course, it is
important to remember that there is a degree of scientific
learning to be done. However, this must be balanced by an
artistic flair as this type of therapy is an art form in
Training in massage does not give you the ability to perform
treatments on any individual or area of the body. In fact,
there are over 100 different types of massage currently being
carried out, many of which require specific training or
knowledge. For example, an Indian Head Massage is very
different from a Swedish Body Massage, and an individual
trained in one would not be bale to perform the other without
further training. However, if you do not know the specific
of massage you would like to be trained in, undertaking a
massage therapy course is possibly the best thing to do as it
gives you a basic, and sound, understanding of the body and
massage works. In addition to this you will learn how to
different massage techniques, and be given an insight into the
more specific forms you may wish to go on to specialise in.
Individual massage schools require different qualifications
experience from their students before allowing them to enrol.
However, generally you will require a high-school diploma, and
any education undertaken after high school can be beneficial.
Equally important though are the personal attributes of
candidates. You will need to be calm, patient and personable
order to put your future clients at ease, and so these traits
are very important to the massage schools.
If you feel that attending a massage school is right for you,
you can find information about the different schools available
on the internet. Massage can provide you with a great new
career and a new challenge so I would like to wish you the
of luck for your future as a massage therapist!
About The Author: The author is a staff writer for The Massage
Schools Advisor www.massageschoolsadvisor.com where
information about massage schools is freely available.