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Benefits of Becoming a Massage Therapist

Oct 30, 2016 04:52PM

The Quantum Institute International for Holistic Health offers a licensed massage therapy (LMT) program that enables students to gain the necessary skills to apply for and become an LMT. The 600-hour program prepares students to take the Hawai’i state massage therapy licensing exam. The training consists of musculature anatomy, physiology and kinesiology as well as hands-on practice during which time students are taught different massage techniques and modalities.

Advantages of choosing massage therapy as a career include working in a respected field and being able to establish a personal work schedule. In addition to this flexibility, massage therapists work in a peaceful environment surrounded by scented candles, essential oils and soothing music while helping those in pain, experiencing stress or recovering from injuries by improving circulation and restoring emotional balance.

There aren’t too many occupations where people are as well-loved and happily greeted as massage therapists are. New jobs are opening up all the time in office buildings, nursing homes and clinics. In addition to working for others, many massage therapists own their own business.

In addition to the LMT program, Quantum also offers an advanced bodywork program for licensed massage therapists, bodyworkers and physical therapists that want to review or hone their skills. It's comprised of a series of 20-to 40-hour modules that cover a variety of topics including cranial sacral, myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, acupressure, reflexology, trigger point, deep tissue, strain-counterstrain, prenatal, hydrotherapy and aromatherapy.

Anyone interested in looking into becoming a massage therapist or wanting to refresh their skills should contact Quantum Institute International for Holistic Health to discuss the programs further.

Location: 931 University Ave., Honolulu. For more information, visit QuantumInstituteIntl.org or call 808-626-5087. 

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