Going Back to School Can Change Your Life
By Carl Johns
Carl Johns is Director of McKinnon Body Therapy Center, one of the oldest and most respected sources for bodywork education in the nation. Find this longtime OPEN EXCHANGE lister under Schools & Certifications.
It's that time of year again when we think of going back to school. Maybe you have been away from school for a while, but you are not feeling satisfied with your work, or maybe you are having trouble finding work. Going back to school for an education in the field of massage and bodywork can change your conception of education, work and career. For those who are drawn to massage therapy, education is fun and rewarding, and the work that follows can lead to a very healthy and gratifying career.
This is the best of times for the field of massage therapy. There has never been more public or institutional recognition for the work that we do than there is now. Wellness is a term that is penetrating the public consciousness, the healthcare field, and the world of business and employment. People are understanding the value of massage and stress reduction for maintaining their health in a stressful world. This is creating opportunities for massage therapists in hospitals and clinics, spas, on-site chair massage, elder centers, and private practice. For those who want to find work in the massage field or create their own business, now is the time!
McKinnon Body Therapy Center offers education in all the major areas of massage and bodywork, including Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage, acupressure, shiatsu, Thai massage, craniosacral therapy, touch for chronic illness, touch for elders, and much more. There is flexibility in scheduling, and the coursework that you take. You can build a personalized path into the profession. You can start with a program of 250 hours and begin working. Then you can go on to 500 or 1000-hour programs if you choose. While we offer the best education in massage therapy, we are also teaching about touch. McKinnon was founded in the value of touch, and our mission is to bring touch into people's lives at every stage of life's journey. Touch, in all the forms it takes in the broad scope of massage and bodywork, is most therapeutic for the human race. It is what we need right now, and that is why this profession is thriving now. If you are interested in bringing educated touch to the world around you, come visit us at McKinnon Body Therapy Center.
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