We, the devoted staff of Spirit Wellness Institute, believe massage therapy creates an opportunity to heal through movement and introspection by communicating (via. touch) that we are all truly and deeply deserving of wellness. We believe massage therapy is more than a physical routine, a practical knowledge of human anatomy, or a form of relaxation. In fact, we believe the practice is a “healing art” – a creative way for the therapist to create a container for wellness through both a physical and spiritual medium.
How Massage Therapy School Transforms You Into A Holistic Healer
- Gain practical and spiritual knowledge of yourself in order to facilitate healing
Becoming a holistic healer begins with knowing yourself. Spirit Wellness Institute prides itself on providing a state-certified program licensed through the Board of Occupational Schools, which includes the state-mandated breakdown of hours between massage therapy instruction, anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, pathology, and ethics. These basics help you to unravel the marvels of the human form while learning how to cultivate health from within. Our clinical hours help you put your knowledge into practice in an experiential setting, providing the opportunity to integrate healing techniques while holding healing space for other like-minded students and guests. What makes our program unique is the offering to simultaneously hold space for spiritual knowledge and growth, in order to help you evolve into your grandest vision of self. Imagine graduating with not only physical knowledge, clinical experience and credentials that will allow you to apply for a license, but spiritual enhancement and the practice of working from a place of wholeness as well!
- Use your knowledge to connect the body and mind through movement
Once you’ve completed your training, you’re able to communicate wellness through massage therapy in a physical and spiritual way. You’ll understand that health is not just about the physical body, and you’ll have the tools to manifest an atmosphere of relaxation and healing in your practice through your own attitude and environment. You’ll understand how to weave knowledge of the physical body with the dynamics of the energetic and divine aspects of being. Your continued practice in the healing arts will continue to help you grow spiritually, too!
- Become a resource for people to feel safe and whole
One of the benefits of becoming a holistic healer is the chance to inspire others to lead lives of healing in their own ways. We believe all people can become healers! As a massage therapist, you’ll find your flexible lifestyle allows you to live with lower stress naturally; working less and making more money. This calmer outlook on work/life balance flows through you over time, and allows you to offer embodied wisdom to your repeat clients while developing supportive and long term relationships as a care provider. What could be more satisfying than that?
If these points sound like things you’d be interested in incorporating into your life, schedule a tour with us today to see our space and learn more!
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.
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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