On Demand Massage Apps Thriving
The era of scheduling massage appointments with a 1 to 2 week wait-time is over. No more leaving voice mails to various salons or being put on hold: these days it takes just a couple clicks on your iPhone and voila: an appointment with a qualified licensed massage therapist within an hour or two.
According to a recent article on Bloomberg News online, on-demand massage apps are thriving in 19 US cities. A popular app, Zeel, can send one of its 5,000 plus massage therapists to your home (or wherever) in as little as an hour—and your massage budget won’t suffer—prices are comparable. These apps are also hyper aware of vetting both massage therapists and customers—in an effort to keep things from getting weird.
With all of this influx of massage scheduling opportunity, the career is booming. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics massage therapy employment will grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022—adding close to 30,000 more professionals to this field, more than any other occupational growth. With the increasing demand for massage services, massage therapists have more career options than ever.
If you’ve considered a career in massage therapy, now—more than ever—is the time to take the first step: give The Soma Institute a call to find out about your future as a clinical massage therapist! Call an admissions representative today at 1-800-694-5314.