Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Massage Therapy

I have started my clinical internship on the weekends to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. That means that people come to the school and get an hour massage for $25 and then fill out a form to rate my performance.  I have to do about 5 massages each shift until I have done 100 massages.  I'll be done by March.  Here's a 2-fer coupon.  It's a super amazing bargain, and if you live in the DFW area, you should try it out.  The students who are nearing graduation are masters.

Massage Therapy school, at least the one I'm attending, is nowhere near as easy as I had thought. Human Anatomy and Kinesiology courses are no joke. Plus, there is a lot to learn about Hydrotherapy.  I have already learned Swedish, Shiatsu, Russian sports massage, Reflexology, and some variations.  I like being challenged, and this undertaking is definitely a challenge.  I have already put in over 400 clock hours of classroom and hands-on time.  The goal is 815.5, so I'm halfway there!

My goal is to open a clinic or high end spa in a year or so to really help people with their body aches and stress.  I know that it has been greatly beneficial to me in my career.  Right after graduation, I can start a private massage practice and make extra scratch on evenings and weekends to get the money together.  Using my hands and working on people is the perfect complement to sitting at a desk working on computers during the work day.  I have a calm demeanor that allows me to work well with high strung people, and I would love nothing more than to help veterans with PTSD, because I know that massage therapy can settle the nerves and provide a sense of well being.