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Title: 5 effective steps to become a successful licensed massage therapist


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5 Effective steps to become a Successful
Licensed Massage Therapist
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Lets start with
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Know What You Want
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1. Know what you want
  • Assess yourself first. What skills are you good
    at? If you arent tied up with your work,
    parents, or friends, what would you be doing
    right now? And most importantly, what makes you
    truly happy? When youre happy with what you are
    doing, you get satisfied and you can cope easily
    with a stressful situation.
  • Happiness depends on ourselves. According to
    Aristotle so, take time and a few moments to
    think about what makes you truly happy. Is it
    traveling? Working in an office? Or be a licensed
    massage therapist?

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  • Once you know what really want proceed with
    gathering information.

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Do some research
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2. Do some research
  • Look online, give yourself an overview, an idea
    on what massage therapist is? What do they do?
    What skills and knowledge you need to possess?
    What are the requirements and qualifications to
    become one? How much will you earn? This
    following question will be your guide.
  • Find a massage therapy school that has
    accreditation you can search online and read the
    schools about page, the programs they offer.
    Once you have selected a school try to find time
    to visit the school, before making a decision.
    Accredited schools will ensure you a high quality
    of education that meets the standards.

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Enroll to a massage therapy program
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3. Enroll to a massage therapy program
  • You need to complete at least 500 to 1000 hours
    of clinical experience or training, these may
    last up to 2 years but most require at less a
    year. Massage training program usually covers the
    anatomy and physiology, therapeutic principles,
    general education like ethics, hands on
    techniques in a given massage modality and other
    electives.
  • Note To enroll into a massage therapy training
    and program you need to have a high school
    diploma or GED for admission. And always check
    your state requirement for massage therapy
    licensure exam because every state has different
    requirement.

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  • This then will prepare you to take the licensure
    exam in massage therapy, once you get your
    certificate or credentials in massage therapy.

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Learn and Apply
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4. Learn and Apply
Going beyond learning is the application of what
you have learned in any situation and the whole
idea of putting knowledge and skills into
practice. Try to practice what you have learn in
the training to your friends or a family member
evaluate what they need, recommend and give the
best massage, and try to get their feedback and
take it as a point of improvement. So when you
get a license, you are a total package of skills
and knowledge.
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Be a Licensed Massage Therapist
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5. Be a Licensed Massage Therapist
After taking all the courses in massage therapy
and earning a passing score youll graduate with
specific certification or with a degree,
depending on the program you take. You are now
ready to step into a next level of your career,
Be a licensed massage therapist.
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5. Be a Licensed Massage Therapist
Apply to an approved national licensure exam in
massage therapy like National Certification
Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
(NCETMB) or Massage and Bodywork Licensing
Examination (MBLEx). And please do double check
with your state for any additional instruction.
Note All licenses have expiration, to keep
certificate and licensed valid enroll to a
continuing education.
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