There are more than 80 different types of massage, including acupressure, deep tissue massage, reflexology, and Swedish massage. Treating an elderly client requires a different set of skills than massaging a pregnant mother-to-be or a professional athlete. The massage therapist program at Harris School prepares students to work with a wide range of clients.
Massage Therapist Career
Massage therapy can have a variety of effects on your clients, which can help to make it a satisfying career. It’s a career that allows you to connect with a client on a personal level. Many people who benefit from massage require special attention, including expecting mothers, elderly clients and professional athletes, for example.
As a massage therapist, you might work for:
- Spas, resorts, and luxury hotels
- Sports and fitness clubs; including golf, tennis, etc.
- Professional athletic associations and franchises
- Physical therapy clinics and centers
- Holistic health and wellness centers
- Physician practices
- Nursing homes/assisted living facilities
- Private practice
Massage Therapy Courses
The massage therapy curriculum at Harris School can give you the foundation needed to excel in their careers and prepares them for state and national certifications. Sample courses include the science of touch, anatomy and physiology, and the business of massage therapy.
The massage therapy program at Harris School includes a 120-hour externship, which means you gain extensive hands-on experience before you join the workforce. With an externship, you can build your resume, and come prepared with real-world experience to your first job.
Career Placement Services
At Harris School of Business, we do more than train you for your new career. Our Career Placement Services professionals can prepare you to enter the workforce by providing you with important job skills you need, including building a resume, learning successful interview techniques and developing professional communication skills.
In addition to helping you develop job search tools, our Career Placement Services staff members can also help you find your first job in your new career.