Therapeutic Massage Training

Today, massage therapy is being used as a means of treating painful ailments, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health. Clients may seek massage for medical benefits or for relaxation purposes, and there is a wide range of massage treatment available to meet these distinct needs. Massage therapists can specialize in over 80 different types of massage, called modalities. Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure, sports massage, and neuromuscular massage are just a few of the many approaches to massage therapy.

Massage therapists work in an array of settings both private and public: private offices, studios, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, sports medicine facilities, airports, and shopping malls, for example. Some massage therapists also travel to clients' homes or offices to provide a massage. It is not uncommon for full-time massage therapists to divide their time among several different settings, depending on the clients and locations scheduled.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor, employment growth for massage therapists is expected to be faster than the average for all occupations with very good job prospects. Employment will grow as more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy. Increased interest in alternative medicine and holistic healing will translate into new openings for those skilled in massage therapy. Additionally, healthcare providers and medical insurance companies are beginning to recognize massage therapy as a legitimate treatment and preventative measure for many types of injuries and illnesses.

About Virginia College

The goal of Virginia College lies in its responsibility to its students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. We have a long history of offering new direction to students.

Campus Locations

  • Augusta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baton Rogue, LA
  • Biloxi, MS
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Bossier City, LA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Columbia, SC
  • Columbus, GA
  • Florence, SC
  • Fort Pierce, FL
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Jackson, MS
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Macon, GA
  • Mobile, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Richmond, VA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Tulsa, OK

Accreditation

Virginia College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

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Source: Career School Now - Virginia College

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