Massage Therapist Training Certification Program
Massage Therapist Training Program
Today's high stress lifestyles motivate millions of people to seek out effective forms of stress management and overall wellness. Massage Therapy is leading the way in providing this type of stress reduction and relaxation to people in the St. Louis, MO, area. The demand for qualified St. Louis massage therapists has grown tremendously in the past years, and this career opportunity is predicted to continue to see exponential growth in the coming decade. Midwest Institute's massage school will train you to take advantage of this exciting trend.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists in Missouri and across the country.
This occupation is continually growing as it becomes increasingly recognized as a therapeutic practice.
Your Career as a Massage Therapist
Not only does massage help to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but massage therapy heals on a cellular level. Studies show that one of the great benefits of a massage is the increase in effectiveness of the gene responsible for mitochondrial development. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cells. They are the batteries that produce the energy that cells need to live and function correctly. When your cells are healthy and alive, the whole body is able to fight inflammation and disease far more effectively.
Because mitochondria are part of every cell in the body, massage therapy can help boost cellular function everywhere, including the brain, the muscles, and the organs.
In addition to turning on the gene responsible for mitochondrial development, massage also turns off another gene that is responsible for inflammation. This is why many who suffer pain from various inflammatory diseases like arthritis or rheumatism often report reduced pain between regular massages.
As a massage therapist in St. Louis, you will have a chance to make a difference in peoples' lives while loving what you do. The skills you learn at Midwest Institute can help lead to a rewarding career in many different settings, such as:
- Doctors' offices
- Cruise ships
- Spas and resorts
- Athletic recovery programs
- Hospitals and wellness centers
- On-site in professional offices
- Health clubs
- Fitness centers
Massage Therapy Certification
Massage Therapy Training is offered at our Massage School located on our Earth City campus.
All students in the Massage Therapist Training Program are prepared for the MBLEx national exam. Students must pass this exam to work in the field.
If you have any questions just contact us, and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will contact you promptly to assist you.