As a long time licensed massage therapist I can’t imagine why more people don’t choose the career of massage. According to a very reliable source*, the massage industry has boomed in the last ten years, doubling its yearly revenue from $6 billion to over $12 billion1, since 2005. Yet skilled massage therapists are hard to find. I often hear from those who work in the SWIHA SUCCESS CENTER, that there are many more listings for massage therapists, than graduates seeking positions.
Recently, there have been several employers who have asked me if I could refer a good massage practitioner. This made me think about all the great reasons why people should join me as a licensed massage therapist.
#5 You get to create own schedule!
One of the reasons I became a massage therapist is because I needed a career that had flexibility, so I could be more present for my son. I have had the luxury of creating my own business and setting my own schedule. Not to say that being an entrepreneur hasn’t been challenging, however I have found that all my hard work and determination has made the experience worth it. Having more time with your family or being able to shuffle things around in your schedule to better suit your needs, might be more appealing than a 9-5 job. When you own your own business, you get to call the shots.Read More