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Therapeutic Massage Therapy on the Rise

Therapeutic Massage Therapy on the Rise

According to the American Massage Therapy Association, 52% of consumers sought their last massage for medical or health benefits. That increasing percentage has contributed to the fact that massage therapists continue to see an upsurge in opportunities within the health care community. As integration of massage therapy into patient care advances, so too does the demand for qualified massage practitioners.

Between 2014 to 2015, the estimated number of part-time and full-time massage therapists grew by 3% to swell upwards of 346,000. If this trend continues, we should see an influx in consumer demand and, as a result, a professional services demand. So, if you’ve ever considered being a part of this exciting new career, now is the time to take that first step.

The Soma Institute in Chicago is at the forefront of this career shift for aspiring massage therapists. Soma is the only school in the U.S. that offers a diploma in clinical massage therapy. Offered in only 11 or 15 months, Soma’s Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma prepares students for rewarding careers in this flourishing career. Explore more about a career in Clinical Massage Therapy by giving one of Soma’s career counselors a call to find out if it could be a good fit for you. Give us a call at 1.800.694.5314.