Massage Therapy : How Long Does it Take to Be a Massage Therapist?

Hi, I’m Sundae with Natural Sundae. And if you’ve ever wondered how long it takes to train as a massage.

Hi, I’m Sundae with Natural Sundae. And if
you’ve ever wondered how long it takes to train as a massage therapist, I can tell you.
Now massage therapy schools, the number of hours that are required depend on what state
you’re going to take the hours in. Some schools require five hundred hours in Florida and
some schools require much more. So once you have taken your school and you’ve graduated,
you’re, it doesn’t mean you’re a massage therapist yet. You still have to take your National
Certification exam. And you don’t want to take it right away so you have to also take
into account the amount of time you’re taking to study your National Certification exam.
Then once you take your Certification exam, you’ll find out that day how you did, if you
pass, or if you failed, hopefully you pass and then it usually takes about a month or
two after you take your exam to receive, to physically receive your license. So depending
on the amount of hours required in your school and how long that is to start, depends on
how long your final path is, how long your path is taking you to become a massage therapist.
Now massage therapy school is great. What they do is they train you of course to work
on clients as a professional massage therapist and the curriculum consists of many things
that is very heavy; an anatomy, physiology and hands on work. And it’s very important
because you’re in a, you’re starting to touch people in a sort of an intimate situation
and it can be really weird at first. So it’s very heavy and hands on experience as the
therapist which is very important to learn what to do but also as a client because you
need to know what not to do. If somebody’s practicing massage on you and they do something
that doesn’t feel good at all, it’s good to be able to feel that so you know that you
don’t want to do that. Also, you end up being really, really close with these people and
in the beginning it is kind of weird like I said to really be touched by people that
you don’t know but you end up being best friends with them by the end of the class. So, massage
therapy school is actually a great experience. You meet a lot of new people and you learn
a lot of great things and it’s a great profession. So I hope you’ve learned a little bit today
about how long it takes to become a massage therapist. I’m Sundae with Natural Sundae.

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