Massage Therapy Career Guide for Hands-On Success

ISBN-10: 1418010510

ISBN-13: 9781418010515

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Steve Capellini

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Massage Therapy Career Guide: For Hands-On Success, 2e is a wonderful resource for individuals considering massage therapy as a profession, as well as those who are currently studying massage therapy. In addition to providing guidance on what it takes to become a massage therapist and what the profession entails, it is filled with useful ideas for starting and maintaining a successful practice. An insightful, practical guide, it is a must-have for anyone looking to build a thriving career in massage therapy.
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List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 1/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 357
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

About the Author
A Meaningful Career Choice
My Transition from Amateur to Professional
What You Will Learn
Using This Book-Now and Later
Massage Therapy: A Career Without Limits
The Development of Massage in the United States
Current Growth Rate in the Field
The Aging Baby Boom Generation Creates a Demand for Massage
The Mainstreaming of "Alternative" Therapies
Dozens of Directions for Postgraduate Study
A Wealth of Opportunities
Is There a Healer Hidden Inside You?
The Psychology of Touch
The Spirituality of Touch
Realistic Expectations
Overcoming Sexual Issues
Choosing a Massage School: Making the Best Decision
Massage-School Hunting
Developing Your Skills: Massage Schools and Training Programs
Setting Educational Goals
The Learning Trap Versus the Earning Trap
Faculty Versus Facility
The Importance of Finding a Mentor
Discovering Your Ideal Work Space
Status: Independent Contractor or Employee?
A Special Focus on the Spa Industry
Job Interviews and Test Massages
Working with Massage Therapists: A Manager's Guide
When Clients Originally Made in your Business are Co-Opted by Your Therapists
Massage Clients: Finding Them and Treating the Whole Person
Clients-Where to Find Them
Getting Referrals and Introductions
Consultations and Evaluations: What You Can Realistically Hope to Accomplish and What Cases You Should Refer Out
Special Cases
Establishing Boundaries
Clients Who Become Friends
Touch and the Law
The Parameters of the Profession: What You Legally Can and Cannot Do As a Massage Therapist
Establishment License
Liability Insurance
Safety Concerns
Third-Party Billing
Creating the Perfect Space: How to Set Up and Maintain the Optimal Environment for Your Massage Therapy Practice
Creaing Your Space: Points to Keep in Mind
Setting Up a Professional Space
Elements Common to All Massage Environments
Computerizing Your Massage Business
Day-to-Day Realities: Dealing with the Details of a Thriving Massage Practice
A Nightmare Day in the Life of a Massage Therapist
Scheduling and Managing Your Time Effectively
Record Keeping: Client Records and Financial Records
Fees: Setting Them, Bartering, Keeping the Books
Keeping Yourself in Shape Mentally and Physically: Combating the Burnout Syndrome
Rewards: Vacation Time and Therapy for the Therapist
Rewards: From Financial Planning to Financial Freedom
A "Dream" Day in the Life of a Massage Therapist
Creating a Professional Image
Image Enhancers
Advertising Options
Business Plans
The Path Ahead: How to Advance Your Career in Massage
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Trainings
Specialized Massage Pursuits
Moving into Other Professions
Expanding Your Reach
General Resources
Business Tools
Massage Equipment Manufacturers
Advanced Trainings Chart
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