14 May Massage Therapy Continuing Education – What are the benefits?
Massage Therapy Continuing Education – What are the benefits?
Massage therapy has become an increasingly popular career recently, and not only because it is a lucrative business, but because of all of the incredible benefits that massage has to offer. As a massage therapist, you have obviously already taken a massage course and learned the basics of massage. However, a massage therapist never stops learning. Massage therapy continuing education is an incredibly important part of a massage therapists’s career, and here’s why:
Massage therapy continuing education allows you to stand out from the rest.
A number of massage therapy continuing education programs provide certificates of completion which can allow you to stand out from other therapists. Any massage therapist education will put you ahead of the game and can teach you numerous new techniques, as well as adding value to your practice. By learning a variety of techniques and modalities, you are able to confidently promote your practice, knowing that you are able to deliver whatever it is that the client needs with confidence and ease.
Massage therapy continuing education workshops and retreats can be fun!
There are many massage therapy continuing education retreats that combine learning with having an amazing time! For example, the Oncology Massage by the Sea Caregiver’s Retreat at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy includes some amazing adventures such as yoga classes, zipline tours, kayak tours, snorkeling, horseback riding, and more! Massage CEUs don’t have to be all work and no play. You can get a great massage therapist education while enjoying yourself at the same time.
Comply with state requirements with continuing education.
Depending on where you live and practice, you may be required to fulfill a certain amount of massage CEUs per year to maintain your license. Requirements vary by state, so you will need to check with the state board regulations for your specific state, but most states accept NCBTMB approved credits. This requirement is an effort to ensure that all massage therapists maintain their practice and keep it up to date.
At the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, a variety of massage therapy continuing education retreats and courses are available. We pride ourselves in holding weekend workshops, massage therapy continuing education courses, and retreats that will serve you in many ways as a massage therapist. For more information, click on the Continuing Education tab on our website and read all about what exciting continuing education for massage therapists we have to offer.
Still have questions about massage therapy continuing education programs? We encourage you to get in touch with our Director of Admissions, Tammy McGee, at 1-800-770-9893 ext 1 or [email protected] to find out if an accelerated massage therapy program is right for you.
Article written by Margaret Dunn.
The Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy is the world’s premier study abroad program for massage therapy and yoga. We offer both a 600 hour and a 700 hour COMTA Endorsed Curriculum Massage Therapy course which satisfies the licensing requirements for massage therapy in most of the United States. Additionally we offer continuing education for massage therapists and yoga teacher training.
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