How Long Can You Actually Work as a Massage Therapist?

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Recently, I was astounded at the length of time that the Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) had acquired in the last CE class taught at Arizona School of Medical Massage and Wellness. There wasn’t one person with less than 20 years experience and a few like me, in their 30’s!

The average length of a massage therapist’s career can vary depending on various factors, including personal circumstances, career goals, and individual preferences. Most importantly, massage therapy can be physically demanding and some therapists may choose to transition to other related roles or reduce their hours as they get older.

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That being said, many massage therapists have long and fulfilling careers that span several decades. With proper self-care, maintaining good body mechanics, and adopting ergonomic practices, massage therapists can continue practicing well into their senior years.

Furthermore, some massage therapists may choose to diversify their careers by moving into related fields such as teaching massage therapy, working in spa management, or specializing in areas like sports or medical massage. These transitions can offer new challenges and opportunities for growth while still utilizing their massage therapy knowledge and skills.

Ultimately, the length of a massage therapist’s career depends on individual circumstances and personal choices. By prioritizing self-care, continuous learning, and adapting to changes in the industry, massage therapists can enjoy a long and fulfilling career.

If you’re interested in enrolling in the August 27th, 2024, program in Peoria, AZ or the August 20th, 2024, program in Tucson, AZ, to become a Licensed Massage Therapist, with a Specialty in Medical Massage and Wellness -call now to discuss. Click here to download our Catalog. The next step is to call us for a personal tour: 800-615-1342. Once this cohort is full, we will start a waitlist.

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