Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Edmonton, AB – April 12, 2011 - Massage therapy is an exciting and fun occupation, but it goes way beyond just giving your friend a neck rub. Massage skills currently range from hydrotherapy to many different types of massage treatments which can be used in a variety of settings. Massage therapists are no longer only found in elite spas, but are employed in hospitals, fitness centers and rehabilitation centers as well.
Although a good massage assists us in relaxing, it can also relieve pain and stiffness, manage anxiety, boost immunity and in some cases aid as a form of cancer treatment. Massage therapy benefits people of all ages and walks of life, from infant to elderly in a variety of ways.
The demand for massage therapists has expanded from spa visitors and sports injuries and is frequently including aiding in infant growth and increasing health benefits for elderly. Because of the scope of health benefits that are involved, massage therapists are now in demand in a number of medical facilities. This opens doors for employment opportunities in health care facilities as well as nursing home environments. Trained massage therapists are educated in the medical aspect of massage therapy in physiology and pathology as well as the fundamental skills that are required.
There are also increasing opportunities for massage therapists in growing franchises and private practices and massage therapists are often employed in unexpected areas such as with theatre and dance groups and cruise ships. The need for trained and professional massage therapists is expected to grow faster than average in North America, with an increase of 19% between 2008 and 2018.
Learn all that is needed, from the fundamental skills to the medical aspect of massage therapy, with the Massage Therapy program at Edmonton North campus of CDI College. Fill out the form on the right for more information.