If you think massages are solely for luxury spas and relaxation, think again. Massage therapy is becoming an increasingly more important part of healthcare as more people are finding it a critical aspect to alleviate pain, injury and depression, as well as lower blood pressure, increase circulation and reduce stress.
Therapeutic massage, for example, can help people deal with pain, depression and other maladies. Some insurance companies will even cover these massages if a primary health care physician proves that it is a medically necessary procedure. Other forms of medical massage include neuromuscular massage, which involves applying pressure to a specific body part to release tension, Trigger pint massage, which targets spasms that reduce blood flow into other parts of the muscle and Myofascial release, which is used to stretch and release tension in the myofascia.
With more and more people associating massage with healthcare, the need for massage therapists is becoming even greater. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts jobs in the health care sector will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, especially with the Baby Boomer generation aging.
At Florida Academy, we give you all the training you need to launch a successful career in massage therapy. In our 900-hour program, you will use medical devices such as e-stim machines, near infrared light therapy and ultrasound, and also learn various medical massage techniques such as sports massage, neuromuscular massage, trigger point massage, reflexology, hydrotherapy and more. Plus, you will receive hands-on, real-world experience with real clients. Don’t hesitate to get started in this exploding industry!