Massage Certification Classes at Houston School of Massage Begin on October 19
Massage Therapy Opens Many Career Paths in Houston
Houston, Texas (Marketwire) September 23, 2009 – While storefront massage centers may not be as abundant as Starbucks, it is clear that despite a slumping economy, massage therapy is growing in the Houston community.
The Houston School of Massage is a licensed massage school in Houston with classes for a 500-hour massage therapy training program beginning on Monday, October 19. The career opportunities for licensed massage therapists are abundant according to Jose Carillo, founder of Houston School of Massage, who notes that students have taken many paths upon graduation including opening their own practices or seeking employment with corporate wellness centers, health clubs, professional sports teams, spas, hotels and cruise ships or resorts.
“One of the trends we are noticing involves baby boomers and their commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” said Carillo. “They are more inclined to seek massage therapy as a preventative measure instead of a response to pain or discomfort.”
Students who successfully complete the massage training curriculum of the Associate Massage Therapy Program (AMTP) will be a licensed massage therapist in as little as 8 months. The Houston School of Massage program consists 200 hours ofMassage Therapy Techniques; 50 hours of Human Anatomy; 25 hours of Human Physiology; 50 hours of Human Kinesiology; 40 hours of Human Pathology; 20 hours of Human Health and Hygiene; 45 hours of Business Practices and Professional Ethics and 20 hours of Hydrotherapy.
The remaining 50 hours is devoted to an internship program so that the students can obtain valuable hands-on experience in massage therapy services to the general public. The next step is the state exam for certification as a licensed massage therapist.
Griffin Kanter-Kennedy (LMT, MTI, NCBTMB), is director of education at Houston School of Massage. A nationally certified massage therapist in Texas since 1994, she has instructed hundreds of students and knows that a career in the field can be rewarding in many ways.
“In today’s economy, massage is a great choice for a new profession,” said Kanter-Kennedy. “The stress level in our daily lives is going up and up and massage is a medically proven stress reliever. We’ve also known since the 1930’s how stress negatively impacts the immune system. I’ve found massage to be a very fulfilling way to help people feel better and stay productive. I like to say that massage therapists make the world better – one body at a time.”
About Houston School of Massage
Houston School of Massage (HSM) is a licensed massage school in Houston, Texas, with both 500-hour massage training program, and Advanced Training in massage therapy offered. Founded by Jose Carillo, Houston School of Massage places an emphasis on individual attention and boasts an outstanding bi-lingual faculty experienced in all facets of massage therapy and therapeutic massage.
For more information, please contact:
Jose E. Carrillo
Houston School of Massage
A Career in Massage Therapy, Employment Opportunities
A career in massage therapy opens a variety of employment opportunities, including at:
- massage therapy clinics
- corporate wellness centers
- chiropractor’s and doctor’s offices
- health clubs
- pain and rehabilitation clinics
- cruise ships
- shopping malls
- convention centers
- professional sport team clubhouses
- salons and spas
- retreat centers
- alternative medicine centers
- psychotherapist offices
- nursing homes