Higher Education

Massage Therapy Career Guide for Hands-On Success, 2nd Edition

  • Steve Capellini
  • ISBN-10: 1418010510  |  ISBN-13: 9781418010515
  • 357 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1999
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $43.25



Massage Therapy Career Guide: For Hands-On Success, 2e is a wonderful resource for individuals considering massage therapy as a profession, as well as those who are currently studying massage therapy. In addition to providing guidance on what it takes to become a massage therapist and what the profession entails, it is filled with useful ideas for starting and maintaining a successful practice. An insightful, practical guide, it is a must-have for anyone looking to build a thriving career in massage therapy.

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Features and Benefits

  • Helps individuals identify how well suited they are for the role of massage therapist.
  • Explores the day-to-day of massage therapy work in different settings such as private practice, spas, private clubs and gyms, hotels, cruise ships, medical settings, and more.
  • Covers key legal issues all massage therapists must know to maximize profits and decrease liability in professional practice.
  • Includes numerous profiles of massage therapy professionals which highlight the many different and exciting possibilities the career offers
  • Provides practical information about finding work and building a successful, fulfilling career in massage therapy

Table of Contents

Chapter One- Massage Therapy a Career Without Limits
Chapter Two - Is There a Healer Hidden Inside You?
Chapter Three - Making the Dream a Reality the Nuts and Bolts of the Massage Business
Chapter Four - Massage Clients Treating the Whole Person
Chapter Five - Touch and the Law
Chapter Six - Creating the Perfect Space How to Set Up and Maintain the Optimal Environment for Your Massage Therapy Practice
Chapter Seven - Day to Day Realities Dealing with the Details of a Thriving Massage Practice
Chapter Eight - The Path Ahead How to Advance Your Career in Massage
Appendix A - Books, Magazines, Newsletters, Associations, Massage on the Web, Schools, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Retailers, Business Tools, Insurance Reimbursement, Contacts
Appendix B - Advanced Trainings Chart

Ellen Porr, Vacation Time
Andrea Vladimir, From Massage into Acupuncture
Claire Marie Miller, Pregnancy Massage
Mirka Knaster, Massage & Writing
Charlotte Applegate, Massage in the Family

What's New

  • A new section on the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)
  • Updated list of state boards administering massage practice including contact information
  • New chapter on choosing the right massage school
  • Extensive new information on massage in the spa industry including background on spa massage, as well as working in destination spas, day spas, and hotel and resort spas
  • New chapter on creating a professional image

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Steve Capellini

Steve Capellini is a therapist, trainer, traveling consultant and writer. He has successfully organized and trained massage staffs in several cities and leads spa training workshops and seminars across the nation. He has been an instructor at several massage schools and has is own private therapeutic practice in Miami, Florida.