Massage therapy is a great career option for several reasons: It is a financially rewarding career, you have a flexible schedule, you meet interesting people, and you help people feel better.
In modern society with high rhythm life style and stressful work environment, for many people, work poses primarily psychological and emotional demands, instead of physical demands, and the pace of work is more and more dictated by patients, clients, customers and so on.
Work related musculoskeletal injuries have become a serious problem in workplace in different occupations such as healthcare professions, police and teachers. Existing researches have provided strong support for the effects of remedial massage for chronic low back pain, shoulder pain and headache.
The practice of registered massage therapy has been defined as the treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders of the soft tissue and joint by manual and physical methods to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function to relieve pain and promote health. Massage therapy had been describe as having 4 principal goals of treatment:
1. To promote relaxation and wellness;
2. To address clinical concerns;
3. To enhance posture, movement, and body awareness; and
4. To balance and “move” subtle energy.