Begin Your Exciting New Career As A Massage TherapistUnitech’s Massage Therapy program empowers students with the knowledge, tools, and certifications to become massage therapists. A Massage Therapist treats clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Hence, touch therapy relieves pain, helps heal injuries, improves circulation, relieves stress, increases relaxation, and aids in the general wellness of clients.
The Massage Therapy student will receive extensive instruction in anatomy and physiology to better prepare them for therapeutic massage and bodywork. Various massage modalities are taught such as Swedish, clinical, sports, pregnancy, deep tissue and eastern therapies. Clinicals provide the student an opportunity to massage out clients with supervision by a licensed massage therapist.
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What makes massage therapy a great career for me?
In general, massage therapy is the perfect career for someone who enjoys helping people. From athletes to the elderly, our students go on to help many different types of people and cases. Massage therapy is a physical practice as it takes proper technique, it’s unrealistic to expect to give massages to clients 8 hrs a day. Many of our students like this as it allows them to lead a very flexible schedule. Additionally, having great communication skills is a tremendous asset as therapists need to listen carefully to clients in order to understand what they want to achieve through massage sessions.
What sort of places can I work at as a massage therapist?
Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 24 percent over the next ten years, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for massage therapy has fueled tremendous growth in this exciting field. Students who complete their training in massage therapy at Unitech open up the doors for employment at chiropractic offices, personal care services, and other general health practitioners. Many massage therapists are self-employed and also do quite well.
Which campuses offer this program?
The Massage Therapy program is available at our Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, Houma, and West Monroe campuses.
What are some of the specific things you learn in the program?
At Unitech, our students learn to perform many of the following as they go through the program:
• Talk with clients about their symptoms, medical history, and desired results
• Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
• Using touch to manipulate muscles and other soft tissues of the body
• Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their posture, often creating a custom plan for each client.
• Document clients’ conditions and progress
Licensure: The Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy requires that in order to become a licensed massage therapist in Louisiana, you must meet certain educational qualifications, pass one of the board approved examinations (MBLEx, NCBTMB, NCCAOM) and you must apply for and pass the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy Oral Examination. For more information on the qualifications for licensure, please visit the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy at www.labmt.org .
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What Our Students Say
“I feel that the education offered here has definitely prepared me for the work force and the state license I will be taking. The atmosphere was great. I would recommend anyone interested in Massage Therapy to attend Unitech.”
– Lacey Hahn
We think it’s fantastic that you are considering a new career in the allied health profession!
We also realize becoming a student at Unitech Training Academy is not your only way of getting there. That is why we want to highlight what sets our institution apart from the others. To begin our classes start every Monday. This means you never have to wait for your future to begin!
Our experienced instructors have a minimum of four years working in their respective fields with the majority having a substantial bit more. Each program is required to have a field trip and/or a guest speaker every month. This is to ensure that each student gets a real depiction of what their work life will be like after training at Unitech. This is coupled with our continuous hands-on training in the labs students visit every day. Unitech Training Academy offers and supplies the funds for every student to obtain two certifications. In addition, we provide dedicated exam prep classes to assure passing grades. Our administration and instructors are provided with quarterly training to ensure they are always kept up to date with new information, learning, techniques, and communication skills.