Why is Continuing Education so Important for Massage Therapists?

May 13, 2019 10:17 am Published by

Attaining that first professional massage therapist certification is probably one of the most memorable experiences in any therapist’s life. All those hours of studying and hard work have finally paid off, and it’s time to get stuck into the exciting and rewarding world of professional massage therapy!

As a newly certified massage therapist, nothing beats real world experience and working as an active massage therapist will expose you to invaluable real-life scenarios and situations which help develop your skills over time. Nevertheless, the world of massage therapy is a constantly evolving one. New resources, techniques, expectations and technologies are constantly emerging and while experience in your line of work is extremely beneficial, it can only take you so far.

Keeping up with the latest developments is essential if you want to get to the top of your game and stay there. Put simply, there’s simply no substitute for professional training and education. After all, there’s no arguing that a certain degree of knowledge is needed to form a foundation on which your technique can be perfected – and this is where continuing education plays a vital role.

Continuing education for massage therapists promotes effective therapy by offering massage therapists the opportunity to brush up and build upon previously learned skills, learn new techniques, and improve their overall practice. By enrolling in and successfully completing continuing education courses, a massage therapist is able to make use of the latest and most efficient practices – ensuring that their clients receive the best possible treatments. On top of that, massage therapists with a healthy mix of knowledge and practical experience are much more likely to progress further in their careers.

Finding a reputable institution to focus on continuing your education is just as important as it was when you underwent your professional certification. In fact, the school you attended for your certification is probably one of the best places to start looking! Plenty of massage therapy institutions offer continuing education programs targeted toward their past graduates as well as experienced massage therapists, but that’s no guarantee that they offer what you’re looking for. When choosing massage therapy continuing education courses and institutions, it’s important to factor in the intensity of the training. Solid continuing education programs should not only focus on the latest techniques and practices, but offer a balanced mix of both theoretical and hands-on training, as well as an emphasis on the latest techniques and practices.

Founded in 2011, Seminars for Health has grown into Western Canada’s leader in continuing education courses for massage therapists. Offering over 130 courses per year, our unrivaled courses are based on our expert team’s decades of combined industry experience and are designed to help support and grow the Canadian massage therapy industry. If you’re interested in finding out more about how our unique courses can help skyrocket your career as a massage therapist, contact us today at info@seminarsforhealth.ca or call 403 607 9389.

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This post was written by Linda Hoppe

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