Massage therapy is the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body. In the treatment of client health, the trained massage therapist plays a critical role. Massage therapists apply their training to the areas of overall health promotion, stress reduction, pain management and injury recovery. Massage is a healing art as well as a science. It requires academic and technical knowledge, clinical skills, manual dexterity, and sensitivity. You must have the desire to help others, as well as a commitment to investing the time and energy to develop the required skills, to become a massage therapist.
The massage therapy profession and the use of this therapy by the public continues to grow at a very fast rate. As a result, the "job growth for this career is expected to be faster than average."
Massage therapy has also found its way into corporate America. An increasing number of corporations have used on-site masages as a means of providing care for their employees, which ultimately benefits the organization in employee morale and productivity.
Molly Fay and Tiffany Ogle of TODAY’s TMJ4’s The Morning Blend talked with Carole Ostendorf, former CEO at Lakeside School of Massage Therapy and new Herzing University – Brookfield Massage Therapy department head about the importance of massage therapy and how its use has evolved for relaxation and pain relief. Watch the interview .
“We are proud to be joining forces with a university that has the same type of integrity, values and commitment to quality education and the success of their graduates.”
– Carole Ostendorf, Massage Therapy Department Head, Herzing University-Brookfield
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