Wheeling, IL (PressExposure) September 18, 2009 -- Massage therapy is a rewarding career both personally and professionally. Massage is a healing art as well as a science. It is a balance of academic knowledge, clinical skill and self-awareness.
Choosing the Right Massage Therapy Program
The general requirement to become a massage therapist is a high school diploma or GED. A personal interview may also be required since personal characteristics, excellent communication skills and empathy are important due to the high level of personal interaction.
The program curriculum to become a massage therapist will consist of both theory and practice. Subjects covered will include anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, hands-on practice under instructor supervision, ethics and business practices. Many massage schools such as SOLEX Massage School in Wheeling, IL (a northwest suburb of Chicago, IL) offer community outreach events and a supervised student clinic that is open to the public for as little as $25 per hour. This gives students the opportunity to work on a variety of different people as they complete their required hours of clinical massage.
Career as Massage Therapist in Chicago area.
Career Opportunities A licensed massage therapist can practice in a variety of settings. These settings include chiropractic offices, physical therapy clinics, sports medicine clinics, holistic health clinics, massage therapy clinics, salons/spas, hotels/resorts, corporations, cruise ships, health clubs/fitness centers, nursing homes, hospitals, storefronts/malls and more. Some massage therapists also make house calls.
How Can I Afford Tuition? Ask your school of choice if Federal Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Some schools may offer individual payment plans.
Written By: Beverly Sims 847-495-7110 SOLEX Massage School