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Get a Job as a Massage Therapist or Start Your Own Massage Therapy Business

As a massage therapist, you can have a rewarding, challenging, and very satisfying career. You could earn up to $40 to $70 per hour or more, and the massages you give may help people:

  • reduce stress
  • heal from illness and injury
  • gain relief from pain
  • achieve a state of relaxation and well-being
An increasing number of corporations - from NBC to Pepsi to Reebok - offer massage as an employee benefit because massage therapy increases worker morale and productivity and decreases sick time. 

With all the benefits of massage therapy, it is no wonder the number of adults who are getting massages has nearly tripled in the last decade. With the growing demand for massage therapy, there is growing demand for massage therapists. 

Today people from all walks of life - from celebrities to senior citizens - are enjoying the services of massage therapists. As a massage therapist you could work with professional athletes or even teach new moms how to massage their newborn babies.

Here are your career options in massage therapy, and some reasons why now is such a fabulous time for you to become a massage therapist. Which types of massage therapy can you imagine yourself doing?

Relaxation/Spa Massage

    Relaxation/Spa massage therapy includes stress management and relaxation treatments. This type of massage is often practiced in spas and massage therapy practices, as well as salons, cruise ships, casinos, hotels, and resorts. 
    FACT: The spa industry is exploding and massage therapy is one of their top draws. 
Sports Massage

    Sports massage therapy involves working with athletes to enhance their performance, as well as helping them to recover from injuries. This type of massage is practiced anywhere there are athletes: health clubs, colleges, professional sports franchises, the Olympics, physical therapy offices, sports medicine clinics, doctor's offices, race tracks, and massage therapy practices.

    FACT: A recent survey of health clubs found massage therapy is their second most profitable service.

Medical/Clinical Massage
    Medical/Clinical massage therapy involves working with people who suffer from pain and injuries. This type of massage therapy is usually practiced in a doctor's office, chiropractor's office, hospitals, physical therapy office, medical clinic, or massage therapy practice.
    FACT: An increasing number of doctors are referring patients for massage therapy.
Onsite/Corporate Massage
    Onsite/Corporate massage therapy involves going somewhere to perform anything from a 15 minute seated massage to a full table massage. This type of massage therapy is seen in a wide variety of places - the local mall, individual homes, offices of large corporations, conventions and other events. If you enjoy a change of scenery, this could be the massage therapy practice for you.
    FACT: Corporations such as AT&T, Boeing, General Mills, NBC, PepsiCo, Reebok, and United Airlines have offered onsite massage for employees. 

If any of these types of massage therapy sound like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Massage Therapist is for you! 

Author Sharon A. Alfonso, LMT, is a Registered Massage Therapist who has taught classes on how to become a massage therapist and how to market a massage therapy business. In this guide she shares with you her own experiences as well as insider tips and expert advice from dozens of successful massage therapists.

This e-book covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to get into massage therapy and become a massage therapist, including:

Getting Ready

  • How to know if a massage therapy career is right for you
  • How to get training in massage therapy
  • An overview of massage therapy techniques and specializations
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different types of massage therapy schools
  • How to choose a massage table (includes links to reputable suppliers)
  • Tips for getting your license with contact information and links to massage therapy licensing boards throughout North America
Massage Therapy Jobs
  • Who hires massage therapists
  • How to prepare your resume and cover letter (includes samples)
  • Where to find massage therapy jobs advertised
  • How to find unadvertised job openings
  • How to create a job in a company by starting a massage therapy program for employees
  • How to break into massage therapy from another job
  • Questions to be prepared for in a job interview
  • What to look for to avoid a problem workplace
  • Advantages and disadvantages of working as an employee or an independent contractor
  • Information about pay and benefits
  • Tips on negotiating a contract including what you need to know about non-compete clauses
How to Start Your Own Massage Therapy Practice
  • Setting goals for your business (includes sample goals and steps from an actual massage therapist business plan)
  • Choosing a name for your massage therapy business
  • Advantages and disadvantages of renting space or working from home
  • A list of equipment and supplies you will need to set up your massage therapy business
  • Links to the information you need about the "business" side of things (licensing, insurance, etc.)
  • Tips for setting your fees and managing your money
  • Accepting payments by insurance (Blue Cross, Worker's Compensation, auto insurance, etc.)
  • How to market your business and get clients, including:
    • Choosing a target market for your massage therapy business
    • The best ways to advertise your massage therapy business
    • How to get referrals from other health care practitioners (doctors, chiropractors, counsellors, medical clinics, etc.)
    • How to hold an open house 
    • How to attract new clients by participating in health and wellness events such as fairs, conferences, and trade shows 
    • How to get free media publicity 
    • Discount offers that can generate more business for you
  • Customer service tips to keep clients coming back
Plus
  • Samples of vital information you need to launch your massage therapy career in the United States or Canada, including:
    • Sample resume and cover letter
    • Sample of what to say when talking to prospective employers
    • Sample employment contract
    • Sample independent contractor agreement
    • Sample letter to a company to propose a massage therapy program
    • Sample from a massage therapy business plan
    • Sample expense worksheet
    • Sample letter to a health care professional to create a professional alliance and get referrals
    • Sample news release
    • Sample direct mail postcard and client reminder card
    • Sample client intake form with questions to ask new clients
    • Sample client session note form
  • Advice from dozens of successful massage therapists to help you launch your own career
  • Tips on taking care of yourself and preventing burn-out
  • And more!
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. People pay hundreds of dollars for massage therapy workshops. The FabJob Guide to Become a Massage Therapist contains some of the best career advice you could get from other sources, and more.

This guide has been selling for up to $29.97 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER: If you buy the guide today, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $14.97. You can earn back more than the price of the guide with the first massage you are hired for. And with this guide you can get hired more quickly.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you helpful information to become a massage therapist.

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"Becoming a massage therapist has completely changed my life and led me to opportunities I never thought possible. I look forward to every day, eager to do my work."
Sharon Alfonso, LMT
All's Well Massage Therapy

"I feel blessed to have found my way into this profession. if God has a plan for us, then this is the work I was meant to do."
Barbara Lasky
Massage Therapist

"Becoming a massage therapist has reduced my stress level tremendously. I always love my work and feel very fulfilled by what I do."
Cathryn Wright
Massage Therapist

"As a teacher of Business Practices for massage therapists, I have long been looking for a business reference such as this massage therapy guide. I will certainly recommend it as it is especially helpful in that it is so complete and has easy access to many important websites, such as the state licenses. It is a thorough and helpful guide for any massage therapist."
Greg Hurd
Director of Career Development and Outreach
Bancroft School of Massage Therapy

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Discover how to get a job as a massage therapist or start your own massage therapy business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Massage Therapist has information about how to become a massage therapist (also known as a masseuse), how to find a job as a massage therapist, and how to start a massage therapy business.