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Get Message Therapy Training at Everest College in Reseda
Posted Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 by Allen B. Ury
Are you looking for a real “people job”? One that lets you work with clients one-on-one? One that allows you to promote both health and happiness? Are you looking for a career that can offer flexibility and an opportunity to be your own boss?
This attractive career may sound too good to be true, but it’s real. It’s massage therapy.
Massage therapy is a true hands-on profession. As a therapist, you’ll usually spend 45 to 90 minutes working one-on-one with each client. The health and wellness benefits of massage therapy have been well documented. They range from relieving muscle aches and relieving anxiety to boosting immune response. As a professional massage therapist, you can choose between being employed full time, part time or having your own private business.
As a career field, massage therapy has never been healthier. Last year, Americans visited day spas more than 150 million times. This is up a healthy 4.7 percent from the year before, according to the International Spa Association’s 2011 annual industry report. In May 2011, total employment nationwide was 338,600. This is up 2 percent from the previous year. Best of all, revenues were $12.8 billion, up 4.3 percent from 2010.
In many major metro areas, the number of day spas offering massage services is also up. Massage Envy, the largest chain of day spas, opened its one-thousandth location this summer. Elements Massage, another fast-growing national day spa chain, has 80 locations nationwide. Another 150 Elements’ spas are scheduled to open in 2013.
In California, jobs for massage therapists are growing. The California Employment Development Department projects openings to climb 13 percent between 2008 and 2018. And although starting wages begin at only around $18,500, median income for therapists with some experience is $34,100.
Complete Your Training in Less Than One Year
If the thought of a massage therapy career excites you, and you live or work in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, you can get the training you need to start your career at Everest College in Reseda.
Everest in one of America’s most popular schools for massage therapy training. At the Reseda campus, you can earn your massage therapy diploma in just nine months. Instruction includes both classroom instruction and actual hands-on training sessions taught by industry professionals.
Upon graduation, Everest’s Career Services team will help you transition from college to the workplace by helping you identify and contact local employers, among other things. This may include both Massage Envy and Elements Massage, companies with which Everest enjoys national partnership agreements.
About the Reseda Campus
Everest College’s Reseda campus is situated at 18040 Sherman Way at the corner of Sherman Way and Lindley Avenue in Reseda, California (91335). Easily accessible from both the Ventura (101) and San Diego (405) freeways, the Everest campus is also on several major bus routes. Convenient to numerous daycare centers, restaurants and shopping plazas, Everest College in Reseda offers both day and night classes for the convenience of its working students.
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 Mayo Clinic, “Massage: Get in Touch with its Many Health Benefits” http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/massage/SA00082
 International Spa Association, “ISPA Releases New Spa Industry Statistics”, http://www.experienceispa.com/articles/index.cfm?action=view&articleID=494 (8/22/2011)