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Practical List of What to Do after Massage Therapy School

May 30, 2023 10:21 am Published by

To practice massage therapy and ensure a successful career, there are several post-graduate requirements you may need to fulfill. Here is a list of common requirements:

  1. Licensure/Certification: Check the specific regulations in your region or country to determine if you need to obtain a license or certification to practice massage therapy. This may involve passing an exam that demonstrates your competency in the field.
  2. Association Membership: Consider joining a massage therapy association that aligns with your goals and values. Membership in such associations often provides benefits such as networking opportunities, access to resources, and professional support.
  3. Malpractice Insurance: Protect yourself and your practice by acquiring malpractice insurance. This insurance coverage helps safeguard you against any claims that may arise during your massage therapy practice.
  4. Continuing Education: It’s crucial to continuously update and expand your skills and knowledge as a massage therapist. Most associations require members to complete continuing education courses every 2-3 years to maintain their membership. These courses can help you stay current with industry advancements and enhance your practice.
  5. CPR and First Aid Certification: Having CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and First Aid certification is often recommended or required for massage therapists. This ensures you are equipped to handle emergency situations should they arise during a session.
  6. Business Registration/Legal Considerations: If you plan to operate your own massage therapy practice, you may need to register your business and obtain any necessary permits or licenses required by your local government. Additionally, consult with legal professionals to ensure compliance with any relevant laws or regulations.
  7. Professional Development: Engage in ongoing professional development opportunities such as workshops, seminars, conferences, and mentorship programs. These experiences can help you refine your skills, gain new perspectives, and stay connected with the evolving field of massage therapy.

Remember to research and familiarize yourself with the specific requirements in your region, as they can vary. By meeting these post-graduate requirements, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on a fulfilling and successful career as a massage therapist.

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This post was written by Linda Hoppe

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