Seated Massage Training

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The term seated message is typically called chair massage. This mobile massage technique allows for massage services in many locations previously unavailable for the therapist. There is specific training for chair massage techniques, although they are typically associated with complete massage training. Beginning a career in seated massage definitely takes a bit of investigation, however, but there are obvious rewards to pursuing it as a career.

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Considerations

When embarking on a training course for seated massage, there are several key considerations to keep in mind. If the intent of learning seated massage is for personal, non-commercial benefit, you may not need a license.

Schools

Massage schools can be found in larger metropolitan areas via local internet searches or through the phone book. Some schools are specializing in seated massage as an independent course, however, depending on the state and your particular massage therapy goals, it may be necessary to begin with the prerequisite complete training.

Salaries

If you are seeking seated chair massage training to begin a business, the potential salary is important. Massage therapy earnings are difficult to provide exact numbers due to the large number of independent therapists. As of 2010, for those working part time, it can be around $10,000 a year or upwards of $70,000. Many factors such as working independently or for a spa determine the salary.

Career Outlook

It is now acceptable to receive a massage on the job, at the mall or even at the airport for instant pain and stress relief. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "almost 32,000 massage therapy jobs are expected to become available between 2004 and 2014. Massage therapists held about 97,000 jobs in 2004, with about two-thirds being self-employed."

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