Massage Therapists: (00:40)
Therapist Lori Walter has a private practice and trains others on anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology. Stretch4Life is her program for rehabbing tissue injuries.
Massage Therapists: Career Beginnings (01:05)
After attending a basic course, Walter got into prenatal massage before concentrating on sports massage. The majority of her training came from continuing education.
Massage Therapists: Keys to Success (00:48)
Walter discusses how her clients benefit from her referral network with those in complimentary professions.
Massage Therapists: Education and Certification Requirements (01:09)
Most states require 500 hours of basic massage school and an MBLEx certification enables practicing in multiple states. Walter discusses the availability of continuing education.
Massage Therapists: Workplace Atmosphere (00:54)
Walter's clinic is very busy between five massage therapists, a chiropractor, an acupuncturist, and massage therapy students.
Massage Therapists: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:37)
Walter suggests looking for a school that is part of a thriving practice. Vet schools by interviewing students and instructors.
Massage Therapists: A Day on the Job (01:03)
Walter's schedule includes instruction three days a week and one day in private practice as well as mentoring an assistant teacher.
Massage Therapists: Industry Goals and Services (00:60)
Massage therapy's main objective is to reduce inflammation and help patients get the body to heal itself.
Massage Therapists: Industry Challenges (01:17)
Walter discusses the industry's huge growth rate and how government funding and accreditation will make it harder for small schools to compete.
Massage Therapists: Looking at the Future (00:59)
Walter imagines there will be more integration of homeopathic medicine into large health care centers.
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