MTSI 003: The Importance of a Massage Therapy Certification Instead of Just a Massage License

Welcome to another episode of The Massage Therapy Schools Information Podcast.

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In this episode we will discuss why a massage certification is critical to your career success and the differences between a certification and a massage license which many feel is the way to go. We will clarify the most common questions about this topic, as well as discuss which one you should pursue if you are serious about a successful career in massage. We will conclude with a discussion on how to go about getting your massage therapy certificate and the steps you need to take from hereon.

Some other pointed topics in this episode include:

  • Benefits of certification to practitioners
  • Benefits of certification to employers
  • Benefits of certification to customers


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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