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Pursue a Career in Massage Therapy

Feb 27, 2015 07:02PM

Those interested in a career as a licensed massage therapist may contact the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), in Tempe, and ask to speak to an admissions coach. An article from U.S. News & World Report states that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates growth in the field of massage therapy by 22 percent between 2012 and 2022, adding 30,000 more licensed massage therapists to the field.

The founder and owner of SWIHA, KC Miller, became a licensed massage therapist more than 25 years ago, and says, “If you would have asked me 26 years ago if I ever dreamed of becoming a massage therapist, I would have looked at you as if you were crazy.”

The healing art of massage therapy has been around for centuries. The earliest written records of this modality date back to 3,000 B.C., in Egypt and China, and texts documenting the medical benefits date back to around 2,700 B.C.

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