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Massage Therapy As A Career

Oct. 17, 2017 at midnight

There are only a few things more satisfying in life than knowing that what you do improves the lives of others. By helping others heal their bodies and say goodbye to stress, massage therapists not only experience a wonderful sense of satisfaction daily but also see instant results.

Work Environment

Licensed massage therapists have the opportunity of working in some fabulous locations; from luxurious spas to exotic holiday resorts. Those who need to tailor their career to fit in with their family life can, of course, have their practice at home.

Whatever the location, the environment is sure to be tranquil and calming, as massage is relaxing by its very nature. In today's hectic, technology-driven world, it is rare to find a career that is not governed by constantly ringing phones, pinging email notifications and demanding bosses. As a massage therapist, you are more likely to be surrounded by scented candles, soft lighting, and soothing music. This creates a serene experience for client and therapist alike.

Happy Customers

There are many health services that people dislike, even actively avoid, such as dentists and doctors. No matter what reason a patient chooses to visit a massage therapist, be it pain relief, stress management, or an indulgent treat, you can be sure that they will be looking forward to their visit. Clients not only arrive with smiles on their faces but also leave with one!


Self-employed massage therapists are not bound by a typical 9-5 routine. The option to pick and choose their own hours gives therapists the freedom to fit their work into their life, and not vice-versa, like many other professions. This fabulous freedom makes it a fantastic career choice for parents, and those with dependent relatives. Not only do therapists earn money, but they can also save money on essential childcare.


In a world where technological advances are making many jobs obsolete, nothing can replace the healing hands of a therapist. After all, those in need can't get a massage online.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in massage therapy are expected to grow by 24% by the year 2024, which is faster than the 7% average projected for all occupations.

As well stability and security, there is also the potential to earn a great living. Although the salary can vary, according to the BLS, the median annual wage for a massage therapist is $38,180 per year currently, with the top 10% earning more than $74,860. With the option to choose what you charge private clients, you have control.

Get Physical

By enhancing the health and well-being of others, therapists also help themselves, not only mentally, but physically. When performing massage, the whole body is engaged; it takes strength and stamina, and is sure to keep practitioners in shape!

To become a licensed massage therapist, it is essential to enroll in an approved program, but you can expect to be qualified in under a year, with some courses taking just over seven months.

Interested in starting your career in massage therapy, right here in Longview? Massage Envy of Longview is now hiring massage therapists to begin work immediately. Start your career with local massage experts offering a variety of schedules and services. To apply visit us online at or stop in our local location at 3088 N Eastman Rd, in the Target shopping center to speak with a manager. At Massage Envy we believe that by training massage therapists to give others a better quality of life, massage therapists can also greatly improve their own life. We can’t wait to help you start your new career and put you on the path to helping others have a better quality of life.



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