Massage Essay

730 Words Mar 26th, 2012 3 Pages
What’s the easiest and quickest way to take a mini-vacation, and feel totally rejuvenated, renewed and rewarded? Do you want a well paying job that can give this feeling to you and your clients? If so I have the perfect job for you. But before I start to tell you about it you have to have an open mind and realize this job does take some work. I’m going to tell you some of the things you might have to do, the reasons its a growing industry, places you can get this job, the wages, the amount of education you need and where to get it, the curriculum of the schools, some of the skills you need, and how to start preparing for this job now. Of course, you want to know the career I’m talking about! It’s massage therapy! I know, I know, your …show more content…
A lot of them also do their own book work and scheduling. Plus he/she may wash the towels and sheets, and do other cleaning jobs, especially if they have their own business.

Many reasons exist for someone to need or desire a full body massage. It is considered to be one of the oldest of all treatments used by man for healing and relaxation purposes. The ancient Hindus, Persians, and Egyptians used forms of massage for many ailments, and even Hippocrates wrote many papers that recommended the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. From the information that I gathered, I have come to the conclusion that massage therapy is the most beneficial health aid for everyone. Doctor D. J. Peck, Ph.D. and the Executive Director of Gateway College of Massage Therapy, says, “Physically, massage increases metabolism, improves detoxifying functions of the lymphatic system and relaxes and refreshes the muscles. Massage also assists the digestive process and improves circulation of blood to the body systems.” (Informative paper he wrote called Massage Whole Body Health) Sharon Boilesen, the Advanced Massage Instructor at the Universal Center of Healing Arts in Omaha, says, “Massage therapy is used to relieve stress but is also widely used to help patients obtain relief from many problems including: Migraines, post injury rehabilitation, whiplash, respiratory problems, arthritis, low

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