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Massage therapy

  1. 1. Massage Therapy
  2. 2. As A Profession <ul><li>In 2007 projected to be a $6 to $11 billion a year industry </li></ul><ul><li>According to U.S. Department of Labor employment for massage therapists expected to increase 20% from 2007 to 2016, faster than average for all occupations </li></ul>
  3. 3. Today’s Massage Therapist… <ul><li>Will earn an average wage of $39 an hour for all massage related work </li></ul><ul><li>Average annual income for massage therapist who provides 15 hours of massage per week is $30,000, compared to $28,170 for full-time healthcare support workers; $27,190 for full-time medical assistants </li></ul>
  4. 4. Massage and Healthcare <ul><li>One in five adult Americans have discussed massage therapy with their healthcare providers </li></ul><ul><li>Of those, more than half said their physician strongly recommended it </li></ul><ul><li>More than half of massage therapists receive referrals from healthcare professionals </li></ul>
  5. 5. Massage Therapists in Hospitals <ul><li>The number of hospitals offering massage therapy has increased by 30% in the past two years </li></ul><ul><li>Of the hospitals that have massage therapists, 71% indicate they offer massage for patient stress management and comfort while 67% utilize massage for pain management </li></ul><ul><li>Another 67% offer massage the their staff for stress management </li></ul>
  6. 6. Massage Therapy Research <ul><li>Massage Therapy has been shown effective for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer-related fatigue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Osteoarthritis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post-operative pain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body’s immune system functioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reducing anxiety and lowers blood pressure in stroke patients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces headache frequency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eases alcohol withdrawal symptoms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleep deprivation </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Why Massage? <ul><li>Of the people who had at least one massage in the last five years, 30% did so for health conditions such as pain management, injury rehabilitation, migraine control </li></ul><ul><li>87% agree that massage is effective in reducing pain </li></ul><ul><li>85% agree that massage is beneficial to health and wellness </li></ul>
  8. 8. Massage Therapy…Outside the Box <ul><li>Office in your home </li></ul><ul><li>Physicians’ offices & clinics </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitals & Wellness centers </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing Homes </li></ul><ul><li>Hospices </li></ul><ul><li>Chiropractic offices </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite (Chair massage in offices, airports, public events, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Health clubs & Fitness centers </li></ul><ul><li>Sports teams & events (amateur & professional) </li></ul><ul><li>Spas and Resorts </li></ul><ul><li>Cruise ships </li></ul><ul><li>Hotels </li></ul><ul><li>Beauty & Hair salons </li></ul><ul><li>Zoos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dog shows </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Education in Massage Therapy <ul><li>Completion of a minimum 500-hour supervised course of instruction in the following massage studies provided by a registered massage therapy instructor, registered massage school, as state approved education facility </li></ul>
  10. 10. Required Instructional Courses <ul><li>208 Massage Therapy Technique </li></ul><ul><li>48 Physiology </li></ul><ul><li>48 Anatomy </li></ul><ul><li>32 hours of Health and Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>48 hours of Hydrotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>64 hours of Business Practices and Professional Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>64 Kinesiology </li></ul><ul><li>48 Pathology </li></ul><ul><li>50 Internship </li></ul>
  11. 11. Requirements to enroll <ul><li>Must pass Reading and Sentence Skills portion of CPT, THEA, or TASP </li></ul><ul><li>Must pass background check </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition of $3700 must be paid prior to start of class </li></ul><ul><li>Call (325) 734-3684 for additional information </li></ul>