There are many reasons to consider training as a Massage Therapist. In a previous blog 5 Reasons to become a Massage Therapist (http://darcylane.com/5-reasons-to-become-a-massage-therapist-2/) we talked about having a passion to help people, flexibility, growing opportunities in the field, having a desire to work as part of a larger team, and to have a career that allows for continued learning and growth. These are all wonderful reasons to consider training as an RMT, though they are certainly not the only ones.
Here are 5 more reasons to consider becoming a Registered Massage Therapist!
1. Desire to have a job that keeps you active: Giving a massage can be a workout! The nature of what we do is physically demanding. Most often we massage while standing and by employing proper body mechanics engage our musculature!
2. Desire to work in a calming environment: Part of our job is to create an atmosphere that is calming and relaxing for our clients, which often includes the use of softer lighting and relaxing music. This calming environment aids in allowing our clients to relax during treatment. This could be your office.
3. Desire to become a Registered Healthcare Professional: To practise Massage Therapy in Ontario, you must obtain a Certificate of Registration from the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (www.cmto.com). Only those registered with the College may use the titles “Registered Massage Therapist” (RMT) or “Massage Therapist” (MT).
4. Desire to be finished training relatively quickly: Earning a Massage Therapy diploma can take as little as 18 months. Upon successful completion of the program you then become eligible to take your certification exams with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (www.cmto.com).
5. Desire to have both a personally and financially rewarding career: The Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario (www.rmtao.com) recently did a survey of income of Registered Massage Therapists. They found that the average income earned by RMTs in 2012 was approximately $42,771. They also found that RMTs spend an average of 21 hours of “hands on” direct client care.