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How Massage Therapists Can Enhance Their Own Health and Well-Being

Being a massage therapist is a rewarding profession that enhances the well-being of others through therapeutic touch. However, the physical demands of the job can impact your own health without proper self-care. Implementing effective techniques can help maintain your health and wellness, ensuring a long and successful career.

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Networking and Professional Development as a Massage Therapist

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

Imagine stepping into a room filled with experienced massage therapists, each with their own stories, techniques, and career paths. This is the power of networking. As a massage therapist, building connections and continuously developing your skills are vital. These practices not only enhance your expertise but also open doors to massage therapist resources, new opportunities, and client relationships.

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Geriatric Massage: Enhancing Well-Being for Older Adults

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

Geriatric massage is a specialized approach tailored to the needs of older adults. This form of massage uses gentle techniques to accommodate the physical changes that come with aging, ensuring a safe and effective treatment for older adults.

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Hands-On Learning Versus In-Class Learning in Massage Therapy

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

Understanding the differences between hands-on and in-class learning can significantly impact your educational experience and future professional skills when pursuing a career in massage therapy. At The Soma Institute, we believe in offering our students a comprehensive learning journey that blends both approaches, ensuring they are well-prepared for their future careers.

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The Future of Massage Therapy

By Joan Hannant, Founder & CEO of The Soma Institute

The future of massage therapy holds exciting prospects. It promises to expand beyond traditional settings and into diverse sectors. This expansion broadens the scope of practice for therapists and increases accessibility to therapeutic massage for various populations.

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