Massage Therapists – National Shortage
Like many professions, massage therapists have benefited from a strong economy. The growing demand for these professionals, however, has left a national shortage of trained massage therapists—there simply aren’t enough qualified massage practitioners to fill the available jobs across the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for massage therapists will grow even more—by 23 percent—just within the next five years.
Many attribute this trend to the nation’s increased focus and interest in health and wellness, as well as the growing evidence supporting massage therapy as an alternative treatment for a variety of health related issues. These evidence-based practices have shown huge potential for integrating massage therapy into complementary medical practices, especially as industrial diseases and workplace related disorders have increased.
In addition, technology has offered this profession easy accessibility and more convenient ways to engage in and schedule massage treatments. And with increased accessibility comes decreased prices—making it more affordable to the average person. Today, more than ever, is the time for aspiring massage therapists—who have a passion for health care and wellness—to take that first step and explore a career in massage therapy.
The Soma Institute has long been at the forefront of the alternative treatment philosophy and a leader in massage therapy education. Soma trains students in a wide range of therapeutic techniques including sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage, and more. Find out more about training at the Soma Institute by calling today, at 1.800.694.5314.