Chair Massages: Another New Option for Aspiring Massage Therapists

Chair massages, also known as on the go massages are becoming more today in the busy society that we live in. You often find these types of massages offered in the work place, at corporate functions, meetings and events, the mall kiosks as well as now in casinos.

While there are no massage schools fully dedicated to this type of massage (not that there should be), many schools are incorporating chair massage courses in their curriculum. Chair massage courses are also offered in form of continuing education.

Existing massage therapists can relatively easily pick up this type of massage as well since many of the same core skill sets learned in massage school are applicable. In fact we are seeing an increased number of traditional massage therapists learn chair massages which they offer as part time mobile massage therapists.

For example, massage therapists can offer their services to companies who’d like to bring them in to service their employees. Alternatively, massage therapists can work after hours at establishments like casinos where chair massages are becoming more and more prevalent.

Many working folks or those on the go prefer chair massages because they don’t necessarily have to stop doing what they are doing if they don’t want to. For example, someone can continue typing away and working on their laptop while getting a chair massage. Similarly, someone can continue to play Black Jack at the casino table while getting a chair massage.

As a therapist, you have to of course consider the environment where you are willing and able to offer these services. While these services can pay well, especially in forms of higher tips, working conditions may not be the best at all times.

For example, if you choose to work in a casino, you may have to deal with cigarette smoke that is often in the air. You may have to deal with belligerent individuals who are difficult to predict.

But like anything else, you have to decide what you are comfortable with and pick your professional setting accordingly. For you to succeed as a massage therapist, it is highly important that you are able to match your personal style and preferences to your career.

Neal Lyons is a founding member and volunteer contributor at the MTSI Institute, an information based portal dedicated to guiding and assisting aspiring massage therapists establish a successful career in massage. Neal is a published author and has collaborated on several mobile applications that serve the massage profession. You can view his published work on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Sony and Kobo. You can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and on Google+

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