Helping Others – A Career in Massage Therapy
If you enjoy helping others heal and relax through touch, a career in massage therapy may be a good choice for you. Here at American College of Healthcare and Technology we offer a combined Physical Therapy Aide/Massage Therapy training program to give you the skills you need to have a successful career as a massage therapist.
The work of a massage therapist is hands-on and focuses on manipulating the soft tissue muscles in the body. Massage therapists work in a variety of settings, from physical therapy offices to day spas to cruise ships. The outlook for massage therapists is good, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting massage therapy jobs to increase by 20 percent by 2020. Massage therapy is certainly a growing field.
Massage therapy has many documented benefits and as a massage therapist you will be able to make a direct impact in your client’s lives from both a physical and mental perspective. Here are just some, but not all, of the benefits of massage therapy:
- Ease pain
- Help athletes prepare and recover from tough workouts
- Accident recovery
- Increase joint flexibility
- Management of anxiety and depression
- Reduce spasms and cramping
- Aid with post-surgery recovery
- Improves sleep
- Improves circulation
- Boosts immunity
- Improves alertness
- Reduces headaches
As you can see, massage therapy is powerful. While many people just think of the physical benefits of massage therapy, the ability of a massage to reduce stress is very powerful.
Many people get massages on a regular basis as part of their overall approach to health and wellness. Stress manifests itself in a variety of ways, including physical, emotional and cognitive systems. As a massage therapist, you can help people relax and reduce stress.
If you have a strong interest to help people in a hands-on way, a career in massage therapy may be a good choice for you. We offer training in massage therapy at both our Riverside and Huntington Park campuses in Southern California. We invite you to tour our campuses and learn more about our programs. You can call 1-888-430-4224 to learn more and to schedule a campus tour.
American College of Healthcare and Technology has two convenient locations.
Our Huntington Park campus proudly serves the following communities: Bell, Bell Gardens, Compton, Southgate, Los Angeles, Vernon, Maywood, Cudahy, Florence, South Central LA, Watts, Lynwood, City of industry, Lawndale, Paramount, Inglewood, Commerce, Downy, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Carson, Long Beach, Bellflower, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Whittier, Gardena, Hawthorne, El Monte, La Puente, Monterrey Park.
Our Riverside campus proudly serves the following communities: Corona, Moreno Valley, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Perris, La Sierra, Arlington, Jurupa Valley, Rialto, Pedley, Mira Loma, Rubidoux, Bloomington, Colton, San Bernardino, Redlands, Wildomar, Temecula, Murrieta, Loma Linda, Fontana, Grand Terrace, and Glen Avon.
11801 Pierce St., Suite 100
Riverside, California 92505
6606 Pacific Blvd, Suite 204
Huntington Park, California 90255