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October 19, 2017

Reasons to Choose Massage Therapy as a Career

Choosing a career is an important life decision. When considering the options, you want to find something that fits your personality, works with your lifestyle, and will be rewarding. Making the right career choice can mean the difference between loving or dreading going to work every day; when you spend 40 hours a week working, you can’t afford to hate your job.

Many are finding massage therapy to be a great career choice for multiple reasons. Here’s some of the reasons that we think make it a great career choice:

man getting deep tissue massage on back

Helping Others

Whether it’s relaxation or healing, massage therapy can help people feel better. Massage can help increase overall health and balance within the body and as a massage therapist, you can be an instrument in this process. Knowing that you are playing a role in helping people release stress and feeling better about their health can be extremely rewarding. If you’re the type of person who enjoys helping others, massage therapy may be a great fit.

Career Flexibility

Flexibility is something that many other career choices lack. If you’re the type of person who doesn’t want to get stuck working the mundane 9-5, massage can be a great solution. Once you graduate from massage therapy school, you can find very flexible work as a massage therapist. There is a wide variety of places to work and scheduling possibilities as a massage therapist. It can be a great career choice for people who want to make a living while still having time to do other things that they love.

Another nice perk is that an education in massage therapy can be just as flexible. You can choose from a variety of class schedules at San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork. Days, nights, weekends – find a class schedule that you can make work.

Work Environment

Many people have experienced working in a less than ideal environment. With massage therapy, this can be much less of a concern. One of the main goals of massage therapy is to take people from the high stress of daily life to an atmosphere where they can relax and release tension. Imagine working in an atmosphere where the main goal is to reduce stress and increase relaxation. That’s what certified massage therapists do every day!

Great Opportunity

The massage industry is in a very exciting phase. The benefits of massage are becoming more well-known and people need those benefits more than ever in the busy world we live in. People need massage more than ever and this is great news if you are considering a career as a massage therapist. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the massage industry is growing much faster than average. It is estimated to grow 22% by 2024 compared to 7% for all other occupations. So if industry growth is something that you look at when considering which career path you should take, massage therapy might be an attractive option.

massage therapist working on clients legs

Concerned About Changing Careers?

While massage is an enticing career prospect for many people, there are a few common concerns that come up. Here are some tips and tricks to help lay those concerns to rest.

It’s Too Late for Me to Change Careers

Sometimes people think it’s too late to make a career change, but it’s never too late to start building a career as a massage therapist. You can finish school and start working in the massage industry in as little as six months. This means you can switch from your monotonous job to a rewarding career in massage without skipping a beat.

How Do I Choose the Right School?

People who are considering an education in massage therapy often wrestle with the question of which school to go to. Everyone wants to get the most out their education. Choosing the right school is an important part of building a successful career after graduating. At SFSM, we encourage prospective students to contact us, ask us all their questions about the school, and even sit in on a class. Doing these things can help you decipher whether or not the school fits your personality and lifestyle.

How Can I Pay for School?

Paying for school is one of the most common concerns that prospective students have. The good news is that there are a lot of financing options available for those who qualify. You can get more information about how to pay for your education here.

Start Building a Brighter Future Today

Are you ready to start your journey to a new career as a massage therapist? We can’t wait to see you learn, grow, and find yourself doing something that you love. Check out our massage program and request more information today!

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Aliya Hayat

Amazing blog! thanks.


I’ve been looking into massage therapy, and I think that getting some ideas would be good. I’m glad you talked about being able to choose the right school, which I think would be good. I’m going to have to look for some good massage therapy schools, and see what I can find! Thanks!

تجهیزات آشپزخانه صنعتی

it was awesome article. thanks for the sharing. keep it going 🙂

ANgelina brown

The fact that modern medical fraternity is fast taking notice of the benefits of massage therapy in managing many life threatening ailments, is opening new doors in this profession. Almost all major hospitals have licensed and specialized therapists and maintain that they still are short of the good ones, so this makes this field lucrative for all those aspirants out there.


My sister has been looking for a good therapeutic massage school. I’m glad you talked about how for massage therapy, you want a good education. I’m going to have to look for a good therapeutic massage and see what we can find!

Massage Langley

Massage therapy is such a rewarding career choice. The positive changes I see in people is so empowering and fulfilling. Helping people to become better every day is all I could ever ask for. Anyone on the fence, I would say don’t hesitate and go for it!


I am considering going to massage therapy school. I think it would be great to help others. I want a career that will bring me the satisfaction of helping people feel better. It would be rewarding, like you said.

Bella Hardy
Bella Hardy

Thanks for this great information. I love massage so much I became a massage therapist. Massage can heal your tissue and help to relax your body and mind. That’s why everybody visits spa and salon.

Camille Devaux

I have been thinking about going for a therapeutic massage for a little while now. This would be nice for me but I want to make sure that I get the best massage. Checking the school that they went to and choose would be a great way to pick a therapist.

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