Bay Area College of Nursing: Massage Therapy Program
Welcome to
&
Your
Massage
Bodywork
Career
welcome
to the massage profession
• Presentation Topics
– Benefits of massage
– Approaches to massage
– Career opportuniti...
• Relaxes body/mind
• Stimulates circulation
• Supports waste elimination
• Relieves muscle tension
• Improves muscular ba...
• Massage Career
A healthcare profession
where structured,
professional touch is
used to achieve a
broad range of
therapeu...
• Swedish massage
• Deep tissue
• Spa therapies
• Chair massage
• Others
western approaches
to massage and bodywork
• Foundation concepts
– Yin and yang
– Qi (Chi)
– Five elements
• Acupressure
• Shiatsu
– Clothed style
– On floor or tabl...
• Define your career
– Variety of locations
– Varied clientele
– Schedule flexibility
– Full-time
– Part-time
– Continued ...
• Work with other
certified Massage
Therapists to offer
wellness and
healthcare massage
to a variety of
client types.
care...
• Work with a variety of
other health
professionals to
support wellness for
body, mind, and
spirit. It may be
Acupuncturis...
• Self employment
has many benefits,
is flexible and
requires the
therapist to also
be a business
person.
careers
start a ...
• Spa work is varied
and creative
• Spas are currently
the number one
employer of
massage therapists
careers
work at a spa
• Chiropractic office
• Hospital
• Hospice
• Naturopathic practice
• Sports medicine clinic
• Physical therapy office
• Re...
• Travel
• Meet new people
• Practice on a variety
of client types
• Long shifts common
• Physical fitness a
must
careers
...
• Part-time
• Full-time
• Variety of locations
– Malls
– Airports
– Events
– Offices
careers
work onsite providing seated ...
• Geriatric clients
• Pregnancy women
• Athletes
• Chronically ill
• Physically challenged
• Animals
careers
work with cli...
BACN Entrance Info
• BPPE Approved
• Basic Math & English entrance exam
• School requirements
– Official HS Transcript
– M...
financial expectations
• Common price range
for massage $40 - $90 /
hour
• Employee $15 - $40 /
hour
• Annual income range...
grow
what to expect in massage school
• Tolerance
• Respect for diversity
• Draping and proper
technical training
• Accept...
grow
What to expect at Bay Area College of
Nursing: Massage Therapy Program
• 600 Program hours
• Many start dates
• Day &...
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  1. 1. Bay Area College of Nursing: Massage Therapy Program Welcome to
  2. 2. & Your Massage Bodywork Career
  3. 3. welcome to the massage profession • Presentation Topics – Benefits of massage – Approaches to massage – Career opportunities – Education credentials – Financial expectations – What to expect in massage school – Professional support
  4. 4. • Relaxes body/mind • Stimulates circulation • Supports waste elimination • Relieves muscle tension • Improves muscular balance • Supports free movement • Relieves pain • Promotes wellness wellness general benefits of massage
  5. 5. • Massage Career A healthcare profession where structured, professional touch is used to achieve a broad range of therapeutic goals approaches Defining: Massage Therapy Career
  6. 6. • Swedish massage • Deep tissue • Spa therapies • Chair massage • Others western approaches to massage and bodywork
  7. 7. • Foundation concepts – Yin and yang – Qi (Chi) – Five elements • Acupressure • Shiatsu – Clothed style – On floor or table eastern approaches to massage and bodywork
  8. 8. • Define your career – Variety of locations – Varied clientele – Schedule flexibility – Full-time – Part-time – Continued growth careers opportunities in massage and bodywork
  9. 9. • Work with other certified Massage Therapists to offer wellness and healthcare massage to a variety of client types. careers work in a massage clinic
  10. 10. • Work with a variety of other health professionals to support wellness for body, mind, and spirit. It may be Acupuncturists, Doctors, Nutritionists careers work in a wellness center
  11. 11. • Self employment has many benefits, is flexible and requires the therapist to also be a business person. careers start a private practice
  12. 12. • Spa work is varied and creative • Spas are currently the number one employer of massage therapists careers work at a spa
  13. 13. • Chiropractic office • Hospital • Hospice • Naturopathic practice • Sports medicine clinic • Physical therapy office • Rehabilitation center careers work in a medical setting
  14. 14. • Travel • Meet new people • Practice on a variety of client types • Long shifts common • Physical fitness a must careers work on a cruise ship
  15. 15. • Part-time • Full-time • Variety of locations – Malls – Airports – Events – Offices careers work onsite providing seated massage
  16. 16. • Geriatric clients • Pregnancy women • Athletes • Chronically ill • Physically challenged • Animals careers work with clients with special needs
  17. 17. BACN Entrance Info • BPPE Approved • Basic Math & English entrance exam • School requirements – Official HS Transcript – Medical – Background Check – Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  18. 18. financial expectations • Common price range for massage $40 - $90 / hour • Employee $15 - $40 / hour • Annual income range $10,000 - $60,000 • Rare for a therapist to give 40 hours of massage in a week
  19. 19. grow what to expect in massage school • Tolerance • Respect for diversity • Draping and proper technical training • Acceptance of body types • Acceptance of all cultures
  20. 20. grow What to expect at Bay Area College of Nursing: Massage Therapy Program • 600 Program hours • Many start dates • Day & Night Schedules • Daly City and San Jose locations

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