Massage Therapy as Medicine
As more medical practitioners and members of the public are recognizing the health benefits of Massage Therapy, you’ll be finding more Massage Therapists working with medical teams. According to this US News and World Report article,
Once viewed as a luxury, massage is increasingly recognized as an alternative medical treatment. According to a recent consumer survey sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association, 77 percent of respondents said their primary reason for receiving a massage in the past year was medical or stress-related. Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that medical centers nationwide now offer massage as a form of patient treatment. The American Hospital Association recently surveyed 1,007 hospitals about their use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies, and more than 80 percent said they offered massage therapy. Upwards of 70 percent said they used massage for pain management and relief.
Is it time for you to use your skills and compassion as a massage therapist? Talk to one of our staff about taking the next steps in your pursuit of a career you will love. Click on www.CohuttaHealingArts.com, or call 855-515-2424 to schedule a school tour or come to an Open House. The next class starts in April, 2015.