Thursday, April 20, 2017

Looking for a Career Change?

Now is the Perfect Time!

Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings and planting seeds. Just barely a month after the official first day of spring, April 24th our new session starts. It is the perfect time to take a leap of faith and plant the “seeds” to become a Certified Massage Therapist right here in the beautiful state of Colorado! Our students will embark on an 8-month, 600+ hour journey, that will launch their new careers and improve their lives in the process.

A Career Change to Massage Therapy Could Be What You Need!

Aspen Massage Institute (AMI) offers full career counseling to assist program graduates in realizing their career objectives. The American Massage Therapy Association’s research indicates that Massage Therapy is a $12.1 billion dollar industry in America as of 2015, compared to the $6 billion estimate ten years earlier in 2005! This means that the tremendous growth and potential of the sector makes it ripe with opportunity for program graduates looking for a new career or supplemental income. Surveys indicate that roughly 25% of American adults have had a massage at least once in their life, and the versatility and broad range of training gained in the AMI Certified Massage Therapist program will empower students to help increase those percentages by giving them a wide variety of skill sets.

Students enrolled in the program will receive training in Swedish Massage Fundamentals, including how to accommodate clients of all different health/body considerations, in addition to learning how to foster trust with client-focused care.

Lessons on anatomy science and pathology instill body awareness and in-depth knowledge that is crucial for massage therapy, and instruction on modern hydrotherapy, spa fundamentals, sports fundamentals, and neuromuscular therapy create solid building blocks for students on their path to mastering a broad range of massage therapy considerations.

Classes on ethics and business practices prepare program graduates for breaking out on their own, carving a place for themselves in the industry as entrepreneurs and business owners – including not only licensing and certification requirements, but resume writing, confidentiality, self-promotion, and trust-building with clients.

The Aspen Massage Institute’s Certified Massage Therapist program also includes certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid through the National Safety Council. Students will also complete 142 hours of a clinical internship, which provides hands-on experience working with public clientele. Professional massage therapists often work in a client’s home (45% of the time), a personal office (38%), their private home (32%), or at a spa or salon (26%). AMI is committed to providing students with experience and training that can be applied to any of these, or other locations!

Helping to Heal the Community, One Client at a Time!

As of July 2016, over 51 million American adults had discussed massage therapy with their physician as a means of treating problematic health conditions, many of which are chronic and on-going detriments to their physical well-being. Graduates of the AMI program will have the knowledge, hands-on training, and education required to help treat clients who suffer from cancer-related fatigue and pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, low back pain, and other debilitating conditions. In addition, they will also have opportunities to benefit clients by boosting their immune systems, lowering blood pressure, and reducing post-operative pain and recovery time!

It’s never too late to make a huge change, and to take the very first steps towards a new career and life plan. Aspen Massage Institute is committed to improving the well-being of the Colorado community, and providing students with the ability to invest in themselves and their future as licensed massage therapists. The average charge for an hour of massage-related work is $71 as of 2015, and today’s massage therapist works an average of 18 hours a week providing massages. That revenue benefits the local economy, and together, Aspen Massage Institute and program graduates can enrich not only the lives of their students and instructors but also their clientele in beautiful Colorado and beyond!

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