Why Choosing a Career as a Massage Therapist is Rewarding

  • Massage Therapy
  • March 11, 2024
  • 2 min read

Choosing a career is a tough decision for anybody. Those whose biggest goal is to help others may have more trouble, simply because today’s culture is so centered on self gratification and self promotion. If you are someone who enjoys helping others and making others feel relaxed and comfortable, then you should consider massage therapy.
Going to massage therapy school is about far more than learning how to rub people’s shoulders and back. Most people do not know and do not appreciate the benefits massage therapy can hold, not only physically but mentally and emotionally as well. By choosing to go to massage therapy school, you can learn how to help people in many ways, including:

  • Relief of chronic pain (lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, etc)
  • Relief of physical stress (tight muscles after exercising, tight muscles due to mental or emotional stress)
  • Promoting relaxation and restfulness
  • Helping with chronic illnesses (high blood pressure, diabetes, suppressed immune system)
  • Helping raise a client’s self-esteem
  • Soothing anxiety
  • Relieving mental and emotional stress

The physical benefits of massage therapy come as a surprise to some people, but not as much as the psychosocial benefits. Many people with psychosocial disorders or illnesses such as anxiety or low self-esteem are helped greatly by massage therapy. Having another person touch them in a nurturing and relaxing way improves trust and can lead to a person’s greater appreciation of themselves. When they can see that others care about their wellbeing, it helps them recognize their own worth and can alleviate symptoms of depression and self-loathing behaviors.
To find yourself in an incredibly fulfilling career which enables you to change the lives of those around you, consider going to massage school. The massage therapy school in Las Vegas at Northwest Career College is a great place to gain the education and experience you need to become a successful masseuse. For more information, contact Northwest Career College today!

Ivy Adams
Massage Therapy Program Chair

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Ivy is a proud graduate of Northwest Career College, class of 1999, and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist ever since. Her eighteen years of experience has taken her through an eclectic array of…Read Full Bio