The Awakening Healers Scholarship has been funded by several local and national wellness-centered businesses to inspire those who are experiencing the call of the healer to take the next step in realizing their potential gift to humanity.
This Scholarship will be awarded to 4 aspiring massage therapists for the January 2019 session of the 650 hour Massage Therapy Training Program at Spirit Wellness Institute of Massage and Bodywork in Salem, MA, and will cover half of the tuition cost for the program ($6,600) per student.
Submission Deadline: December 23rd, 2018
Scholarships Awarded: December 27th, 2018
First Day of Classes: January 3rd 2019
*Requirements: Applicants must have a high-school diploma or its equivalent to apply for this scholarship. Students must be prepared to enroll full time in the Spirit Wellness Institute; 650 hour Massage Therapy Training Program for January 3rd with a projected graduation date of December 2019 and be committed to finishing the program. Remaining tuition may be paid up front or in 4 quarterly installments throughout the course of the year.
The Spirit Wellness Institute would like to recognize and thank the following businesses for their generous donations toward the Awakening Healers Scholarship Fund: Massage Envy, Green Tea Yoga, Saltwater Massage Studio, Eternal Balance, Artemis Physical Therapy, Spirit Wellness Massage, The Village Oasis, Four Directions Integrative Health, H.I.P.P.I.E., North Shore Community Acupuncture, A Higher Balance, Abundance Chiropractic and more.
BLOG POST SWI 12/07/18
Why Massage Therapy School?
Massage Therapy School vs College
I never used my college degree. There, I said it. Now, I’m not saying I didn’t learn a tremendous deal about myself or the field I studied. But I never worked in the field, and I’m still paying off student loans. Now, I make a great living as a massage therapist, and I love my job. From a financial viewpoint going to a trade school for a year was a more lucrative option. Not to mention a more personally satisfying one.
Trade school is a great alternative to attending a four-year university. Your e ducation there is highly focused, industry relevant, and typically prepares you for employment immediately after graduation. Choosing a trade that is in high demand, like massage therapy, is a direct path to a satisfying career that will support you for many years to come.
Benefits of Massage Therapy School
1. FINISH SCHOOL IN 1 YEAR
The state of MA requires 650 hours for licensure, and you can complete most programs in under a year, and still have free time to study and work part time.
2. AVERAGE PAY IS $30.00-$60.00 PER CLIENT
Many employment opportunities offer 40%-50% commission to massage therapists, as well as the opportunity to collect approximately 20% in gratuities.
3. TUITION RANGES FROM $10,000-$13,000
Average tuition in MA is very affordable and many schools offer payment plans or financial aid. Many massage therapists leave school with little to no debt.
4. START WORKING IMMEDIATELY
Massage Therapy School requires a 100-hour internship in the state of MA; students graduate with experience and are ready to work upon graduation.
5. MASSAGE THERAPY IS IN HIGH DEMAND
As recognized support of health and wellness, massage therapy is now a $ 17 billion industry, and growing.
Improving Touch Education
The opportunities in Massage Therapy offer benefits to both practitioner and the culture as a whole. It’s time we learn how to care deeply for one another, and massage therapy promises an approach to healthier standards in touch education. It’s an approach that includes energetic and emotional aspects of human connection, an education informed by science as well as the robust energy that fuels the human spirit.
In Good Health,
Catheryn, owner, instructor, MA-LMT
***SNOW DAY*** February 28th 2019, classes rescheduled due to snow emergency. Classes for today will be made up during the intercession break on Thursday April 11th.