The massage therapy program offered at the Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to become a Pennsylvania State licensed massage therapist. AMTB always strives to provide its students with quality programs, current curriculum and hands on experience. We have many new classes scheduled for 2017. Please check out our Continuing Education page to learn more about these classes and register to save your space.
Not only do we offer classes right here at our Pottstown campus, we also offer classes in other locations including Florida, Maine and more!
Upcoming classes include:
Two Day Manual Lymph Drainage
Two Day Forearm Fusion in Rhode Island
Two Day Myofascial Release
Two Day Forearm Fusion
Deep Tissue Techniques
Two Day Lomi Lomi Massage
Two Day Forearm Fusion Advanced
If you, or someone you know, is thinking about a career in massage therapy, we also offer FREE classes to see if massage is a good career fit for you! Our next free class is April 23rd from 9am-pm and you can register online.
We also will be offering additional FREE classes throughout the rest of 2017. Please check back on our website frequently as we offer these classes and will post them on our Home page and Continuing Education page.
Another exciting announcement……coming in September 2017…Reflexology! Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress. The theory behind reflexology is that these areas correspond to organs and systems of the body. We will be offering a Reflexology program starting this fall. Please check back as we will post additional details soon.
If you are considering becoming a massage therapist, you probably already know that there are many benefits of a massage therapy career. Learn more about the massage therapy field and find out what makes this career so rewarding at our free massage class March 19th!
The best way to find out is to have a hands-on experience before enrolling in massage school. This FREE Intro to Massage Class can help you decide if a massage therapy career is in your future.
In our intro class you’ll learn more about the massage industry and careers, as well as what it’s like to be a massage therapist. You’ll also learn about massage techniques, and we’ll tell you about our curriculum and approach to massage therapy.
Attending an intro class will also give you an opportunity to see our school first-hand. You can also schedule a separate personal tour of the school and get any questions answered that you may have and lunch will be provided.
Here's just a few considerations when thinking about massage therapy as a career path:
1. Massage therapists graduate with the skills they need to get a job right away. Massage therapy school involves a lot of hands-on training. By the time massage therapy students graduate, they have enough practical experience to work at spas, hospitals, clinics, or even out of their own homes.
2. Massage therapists are licensed professionals. Most states including Pennsylvania require massage therapists to be licensed. To become a licensed massage therapist, one must complete a certification or degree program at a massage therapy school like the Academy of Massage therapy & Bodyworks. Massage therapy has become a respected profession over the years because of the strict requirements for becoming a massage therapist.
3. Massage therapists have the option to work in exciting locations. Tourist spots and cruise ships all over the world employ massage therapists making this a great occupation for those who enjoy working in exotic locations.
4. Massage therapists can set their own hours. Many massage therapists are self-employed allowing them to set appointments around their own schedule. Being able to make your own schedule can be a huge advantage.
5. Massage therapists work in relaxing environments. Massage therapists spend their working hours in a peaceful environment. The ambiance makes it a relaxing experience for both the client and the massage therapist.
6. Massage therapists help people. Massage therapists provide an invaluable service to people who are in pain, recovering from injuries, or experiencing stress. Massage therapy speeds up the healing process, improves circulation, and can even restore emotional balance.
7. Clients look forward to seeing their massage therapist. People look forward to getting massages, whether the reason is medicinal, therapeutic, or just a special occasion. Unlike going to the dentist or doctor, seeing a massage therapist is a positive experience associated with feeling good.
8. Massage therapists are physically active. Massage therapists work on their feet and engage their entire body when giving a massage. This physically demanding work can help massage therapists stay in great shape.
9. Licensed massage therapists are in high demand. Because the value of massage therapy is becoming more widely-recognized, job growth over the next decade is predicted to grow considerably according to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics. New massage therapy jobs are constantly being created.
10. Massage therapists can become their own boss. A large percentage of massage therapists are self-employed. Many work out of their homes or travel to clients’ homes.
Call us today at 610-705-4401 to register for our FREE massage therapy class. This class is March 19, 2017 from 9am-3pm and will be taught by Jim Funk, LMT. Lunch is included. The class will be held at the Academy of Massage Therapy & Bodyworks, 141 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464.
Massage therapy is a constantly growing industry, and careers in this field offer unbeatable variety, the flexibility to work part-time hours while earning full-time wages, and the opportunity to help others and love what you do. But a massage career is not for everyone, and choosing a career is one of the most important life decisions you will ever make.
Is a massage career right for you? The best way to find out is to have a hands-on experience before enrolling in massage school. We are offering a FREE Intro to Massage Class to help you decide if a massage therapy career is in your future. Our next free class is in just a few days! It will be held on March 19, 2017 from 9am to 3pm. We’ll give you a FREE lunch too!
In our intro class you’ll learn more about the massage industry and careers, as well as what it’s like to be a massage therapist. You’ll also learn about massage techniques, and we’ll tell you about our curriculum and approach to massage therapy. Attending an intro class will also give you an opportunity to see our school first-hand. You can also schedule a separate personal tour of the school and get any questions answered that you may have.
You’ll get answers to common questions like what the requirements are to practice massage therapy professionally, what the test requirements are at our school, what the physical requirements are needed to be in this profession, how long will it take to get a job after graduation, what the costs are on the different massage programs we offer, and any other questions that you might have.
If you are interested in massage therapy training as a career or simply curious about massage therapy techniques you can use at home or on your friends and family, you will enjoy this class!
You’ll meet instructors and will get a brief introduction to massage therapy, how it can help others and the different career paths this training can take you. You’ll learn what a typical day at the Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks is like. You’ll also learn about the values, mission and personality of our school. Most of all you’ll learn a few professional massage techniques that you will be able to start using on your loved ones immediately after this free class.
Call us at 610-705-4401 for more information, or to sign up for this free Intro to Massage Class. The class will be held on March 19, 2017, so call right away to reserve your seat!
Baby boomers are a generation to engage in your massage therapy business. Their value as a massage client grows as they travel through the aging process. In fact, a large portion of regular massage clients fall into the baby boomer generation.
Geriatric massage is about much more than working with the frail and dying. Today's geriatric client may well need to fit her massage therapist in between an early morning jog, a game of golf, an afternoon swim, yoga class, evening dance lessons, and her job.
More often than not, the geriatric client of today is living a full and productive life and sees massage as a tool to help her continue to do just that. There have been significant changes in the senior community over the past decade. Seniors are more active and involved in hobbies, sports and trips than ever before. And, many seniors are still working, well past their “official” retirement age
People are aging more gracefully. This is a result of better nutrition and medical technology that keeps the body working longer. As the boomers age, they will continue to influence this trend, resulting in vigorous, robust geriatric clients beginning to outlay significant dollars for massage services.
Opportunities to work with the geriatric population continue to grow. It is important to consider that even though you're working on a strong and healthy elderly client, there is still a specific protocol for working with this aging individual.
Older clients have changing bodies that require specific considerations. They may have thinning hair, thinner and more sensitive skin, and possible pharmaceutical interactions from medications. Massage therapists need to know a lot more than gentle touch when working on the elderly, whether the client is frail or a fit athlete.
Reaching out to the older population can be a great benefit to your massage business, and help to further enhance the lives of the baby boomers who receive your massage services.