One Way to Gauge Whether Your Personality is Right to Become a Massage Therapist

Personality is Right to Become a Massage Therapist, another common question we hear from aspiring massage therapists is how to best gauge whether they have the personality and characteristics required to become a good massage therapist.

It is helpful to know this before even going to massage school.

And have invested a significant amount of time, energy and resources pursuing a career that you may later find unsatisfying.

While there is no one size fits all mould that can memorialize.

There are a handful of commonalities we usually see in successful massage therapists.

Who are able to practice massage for several years without burning out in this demanding profession.

Of all the necessary characteristics, being “caring” or having a “caregiver” attitude is one of the strongest common traits we see in successful massage practitioners.

The desire to provide care is genuine and comes from within.

Successful practitioners derive a great deal of self-satisfaction from knowing.

That their direct actions make someone feel better and suffer less from pain.

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This is a trait that in our opinion cannot teach in school.

While you can condition yourself over time to become more caring, compassionate and considerate.

There will always be a tendency to shift back to the norm if these qualities are not inherent in your personality.

One of the best ways to gauge whether you have what it takes from a caregiver perspective is to consider volunteering in a hospice.

Either retirement home where you get to work with elderly folks, who are sometimes disabled.

Where you required to give care at all times and show your compassion.

Similar activities can pursue in animal shelters for example.

Join community service groups, charitable functions and similar initiatives.

That requires you to assume the position of the primary care giver.

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While you engaged in the activities, try to genuinely assess.

Whether you truly enjoy what you are doing.

Evaluate how you feel after the activities have completed and you’ve had some time to reflect back.

Many people have the care giver quality in them.

But they either do not realize it or need to hone the quality through activities such as the ones described above.

Engaging in activity sometimes helps bring what’s in our subconscious to our conscious.

Where we become more aware and in tune with our qualities.

This exercise will either confirm your desire to become a massage therapist.

Either save you from spending your time, energy and resources pursuing a career that may not be a good fit for you.

The sooner you can gauge whether your personality is a good fit for this career, the better off you will be.

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+

One comment on “One Way to Gauge Whether Your Personality is Right to Become a Massage Therapist
  1. Melissa says:

    Good blog on whether you have the right personality to become a massage therapist! It’s definitely a consuming job and not easy! You have to be a people person to deal with all kinds of people in the world who may call you for a massage. I’m met interesting clients over the years! The stories I could tell! Some good ! Some crazy! Some not so good about clients! You definitely need to know how to deal with them!

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