There are so many qualifications you need to become a massage therapist.
You may be thinking about becoming a massage therapist, and you’re wondering where to start. What are the qualifications? Well i’m here to tell you that you can do it! I’m going to help you get your information sorted out and in what order you should do them in! If you’re interested in becoming a massage therapist you’ve come to the right place!
First off you’re going to need an education! If you live in a city, i’m sure there is a massage therapy school. Travelling for school is okay too! To get into a school here is what to do.
Complete an application, as well as pay any application fees that the specific school needs.Most school will also require you to get your high school transcripts or any post secondary transcripts. You may also need to go see a doctor to get a medical certificate of good health. Some schools will also ask for character reference letters. You can get these from your health care profession, teacher, or your employer.
Now that we have gone over qualifications for applying for school, let’s move on to your actual classes. You may be surprised on how much you will learn going to massage therapy school! You will be taught all sorts of things. To list a few other categories you will learn about — Anatomy, biology, business, physiology, and pathology. You may not have known that you will learn so much in school! The duration of most school classes is 88 weeks. These are all qualifications for becoming a massage therapist!
Does it take a specific personality to be a massage therapist? I think some good qualities for a massage therapist would be someone who is caring and compassion about other people pain or sensitive areas. You also will have to be a very good listener to be a massage therapist, everyone likes to be heard, especially when you’re in a vulnerable state such as on the massage table. On top of all of that you need to be professional.
To give you an idea as to what being a massage therapist looks like, I can give you some information about what our massage therapists at Adica Massage Therapy in Fredericton, New Brunswick are qualified in. All of our therapists are highly trained, with lots of experience. ll of our therapists have completed extensive training in pathology, neurology, anatomy, remedial exercises, kinesiology, physiology, and clinical sciences, and have all successfully completed the provincial exam and are members of good standing with the ANBMT and the College of Massage Therapists. Our areas of specialty include Sport Massage, Therapeutic Massage , Couples Massage, Pregnancy Massage, and Hot Stone Massage. For relaxation, preventative, or chronic health problems. All our therapist meet all the qualifications of being a RMT.
Think you have what it takes to be a massage therapist? I think you’d be great, and you should be fully prepared after reading this blog! I really don’t think you’ll be any more prepared than what you are now! If you think massage therapy is for you, take the plunge! There’s no better time than now!