March 9, 2022

Surprising Things You will Learn as a Massage Therapist Student

If you recently applied to a massage therapy program, or are in the process of doing so, you are probably wondering what to expect. There is so much more to learn with massage therapy school, than just giving clients massages. Massage therapy school can teach you a variety of skills, whether it be human health or professional training. Finding the right program in furthering your education and business abilities, will give you an awarding experience and direction to your massage therapy goals. Enroll with Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture and here are some of the surprising things you will learn:

Exercise Science: Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology

Learning about human body structure and development is essential in your massage therapist education. Through this education and curriculum, you can learn how the body functions. At our school, you can learn techniques and applied knowledge for anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology.

Massage Techniques:

A few approaches to furthering your skills and education in Massage Therapy can include:

  • Swedish Massage:
  • The most common form of massage that uses kneading and friction to release tension and create blood circulation. The purpose of Swedish Massage is to energize the body and improve an individual’s health.

  • Deep-Tissue Massage:
  • A technique used to reduce possibilities of injuries in using slower movement and firm pressure. These movements help to massage out the connective tissue surrounding your muscles.

  • Sports Massage
  • Used to provide athletes with recovery from injury or rigorous exercise and strengthen vigor. Sports Massage reduces and releases tension in muscles, helping athletes to perform better. Improved circulation can help athletes become more mentally prepared for upcoming games or competitions.

    Professional Training:

    Massage Therapy programs typically offer hands-on practical professional training. Looking to further employment in a spa, salon, or even a chiropractor’s office? Furthering your knowledge in the several types of Massage Therapy could help you get closer to those goals. At Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture you can learn:

  • Basic Massage
  • Hot Stone
  • Cupping
  • Sports Massage
  • Facials
  • CBD Massages
  • Where can you work after furthering your education?

    Spas aren’t the only places you can work after becoming a certified Massage Therapist. There are a variety of places to look into when starting your own journey:

  • Chiropractic Offices
  • Spas
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Private Practice
  • Cruise Ship
  • Wellness Center
  • What to do now?

    To become a Massage Therapist, you need to pick the right training program for you and receive a license from your state. At Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, we can guide you towards the process for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). If you pass the exam, you can apply to the State Medical Board of Ohio to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Ohio.

    Still not sure? Take the Raphael’s Massage Therapy Training Readiness Quiz! Only takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths, plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.