Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. *The median annual Massage Therapist salary is $47,981, as of June 28, 2017, with a range usually between $42,933-$55,118, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Massage Therapists can work in Spa's, Chiropractic offices, Resorts, Cruise Ships. Business offices, Medical Offices, Physical Therapy offices, Sports Team, Movie studio's and on private clients.
Deep tissue massage is a form of massage therapy that is used to realign the deeper layers of the muscles and connective tissue—addressing and resolving underlying problems that can lead to chronic pain and stiffness.
It differs from lighter techniques like Swedish massage in that it uses deeper, more specific methods to get at the root of muscular and connective tissue issues.
Reasons to Become a Massage Therapist
1. Massage therapists have the opportunity to help people every day they work. For the most part we are all well aware of the fact that people get very stressed out. Massage is an excellent source for stress reduction and when you train to become a massage therapist, you have the ability to relieve the stress of every person you work with and provide them with a pleasant experience.
Today people are spending a lot of time sitting at a desk, and it wreaks havoc on our health. It can increase your risk of disability later in life by up to 50%. It can also increase your risk of heart failure, diabetes, cancer, stroke, heart disease, and more. In fact, some health experts have called sitting " the new smoking" due to its negative heath ramifications. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to counteract the effects of sitting all day, and one of them is massage therapy.