Massage Therapy Program at Medical Careers Institute
Find Peace in a Massage Therapy Career
If you are thinking about a career change, consider using your career to provide healing and relaxation. As a professional massage therapist, you manipulate the muscles and soft tissues of clients to produce relaxation and improve health.
As an emerging, growing and ever-changing field, massage therapy can provide a variety of opportunities. Since its beginning, massage therapy has been used to address various pains, weaknesses, and illnesses with a number of different treatments and modalities.
Therapy includes more than 80 types of treatments, including deep tissue, acupressure, reflexology and orthopedic sports massage. When choosing to pursue a career as a massage therapist, you have the option to specialize in one or more modalities. Spa-goers, athletes, and seniors are seeking professionals with expertise in one or more treatment areas.
Growth within the massage therapy field is expected to increase 22 percent through the year 2024, much faster than average for all occupations. With that growth, you may see a number of opportunities open up to you in spas, fitness, wellness centers, private practice, athletics and healthcare facilities.
Why choose ECPI University's College of Health Science?
MCI programs emphasize both the art and science of massage therapy. Classroom and hands-on clinic instruction are included within the massage curriculum exposing students to the intricacies of each treatment, clinical experience, and practical application.
What's next? Upon completion of the Massage Therapy Program, Licensed Massage Therapists (in North Carolina) or Certified Massage Therapists (in Virginia) could pursue entry-level employment opportunities.
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