Who doesn’t like getting a massage? It is a great way to relax, minimize back pain, reduce anxiety and improve your immune system. The latest research conducted by the Department of Labour shows an increased demand for massage therapists.

It is an opportunity to be self-employed and become your own boss. If you want to choose a career path to become a massage therapist, take these steps:

Find your specialisation

In order to become a professional masseuse, you need to concentrate on one specialization and master it. If you choose sports massage, you will be able to help athletes recover from injuries and improve their performance. If you are interested in working with a sports team and travelling a lot, you will need to attend sports massage courses where you can get an advanced understanding of physiology and anatomy. Do some research to find your favourite massage therapy specialization.

Get a licence

Before you start your business, you need to back your hands with knowledge so you will not hurt your patients. During the course, you will learn everything about muscles, energy systems, and joints. You can start looking for your first clients only after you pass the required exam.

Invest in your business

The massage table will be the most expensive purchase you will have to make. However, it is the main thing that you need to become a self-employed massage therapist. Also, you should buy towels, massage oils, lotions, candles and speakers for music (in case you want to create a relaxing atmosphere).

Find your clients

You can easily find your clients if you talk yourself up. Let everyone know that you are a professional massage therapist. You can ask your friends and relatives to tell their friends about you. Also, use social media channels and create your website.

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