I am contacted by a lot of massage therapists, healers, holistic practitioners, and students who seem to want more information about the career in general or specifics about how and what I do in my work.
Sometimes these people are honest about their agenda, other times they are a bit more disingenuous. I am writing to address some of the information about which I am frequently asked.
This is merely one woman’s experience and opinion. Nothing is sacred, nothing is gospel. But since folks seem inordinately curious (enough so to come in and give me false names and stories) I will write.
That being said, I will start off by talking about the decision to become a massage therapist and some things you might want to consider if you are playing with the notion.
I love my work. I have created my dream job and I am blessed to have been able to find and be found by the most awesome and inspiring clients.
It wasn’t a cakewalk getting here though and I am still learning and attending to the business aspects daily.
The sad thing is, most of my colleagues from massage training lasted less than a year as in the business. Many of them went on to further studies, but most got burned out by the entry level jobs available or they weren’t adequately prepared (financially or skill-wise) to survive in private practice.
I feel like I have learned a few things that might be helpful to others and I am willing to share what I can. In that spirit, I offer my thoughts.
Disclaimer: People, this is the internet. Nothing in this site is intended as medical advice. I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one on TV. Use your head, use your mouse, click in, click out, but don’t believe everything you read. You are the expert on your own experience.