Massage is Often Thought About as a “Part-time Gig,” but For Most Therapists, It’s Not…

With massage therapy, you can have a meaningful, part-time side gig or rich, full-time career in the wellness industry. If you are interested in a future in healthcare, massage therapy is a practical option for this reason.

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Massage As A Journey Into the Wellness Industry

Though the initial goal may be part-time work, very few of our students come to us with a desire to do something small.

Our students are people who come looking for a meaningful work. Often times, it is a rewarding career in healthcare that draws them in. But it often becomes a passionate journey deep into the health and wellness industry.

1. Kazuko is following her massage career to Chinese Medicine.

After graduating from our program in 2006 and raising her young family, Kazuko joined our faculty, went on to specialize in oncology massage and is currently attending school to practice Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Read about Kazuko and other faculty.

2. Cassandra now specializes in working with athletes.

In 2016, Cassandra was attending massage school while finishing her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. Toward the end of both programs, she learned about an opportunity to work with Benny Vaughn of the Benny Vaughn 
Athletic Therapy Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Since then, she has continued to grow in and build up her massage practice.

“I have learned so much from Benny since day one when I began working with him…” She says, “Every day is a learning day… He is constantly helping me build my business. I appreciate his willingness to help me be the best I can be in my career.”

Read Cassandra’s story.

For Some, the Journey Could be a Circle

Massage isn’t just a starting point, over the last 30 years, we have had numerous nurses, physical therapists and others participate in our massage training program.

#3. Art was already a healthcare professional.

Art took a different path to his massage career – he was already a physical therapist when he went through our program. Since graduating, his private practice has evolved.

“I am appreciating the addition of new clients to my practice – individuals seeking the benefits of intelligent, intentional touch without necessarily having a physical injury or a medical prescription in order to receive it from me,” he says.

Whether you are looking for a part-time gig or a long-time, enriching career, massage could be the answer.

To learn more about your future in the health and wellness industry, reach out to our Admissions team today.