The Fitness Zone
If you are thinking about pursuing a career in the Massage industry, NOW is the perfect time. Why you ask? Because as more and more people recognise the benefits that massage can have, the higher the demand for qualified Remedial Massage Therapists, PLUS, there are a number of different career avenues you can take. Here we explore FIVE amazing different career options, so you know the diverse opportunities a Remedial Massage Therapist qualification can offer you.
#1 Work With Professional Athletes
The benefits of massage for athletic performance, recovery and rehabilitation are becoming more recognised in the industry, with some athletes known to receive massage’ DAILY during peak competitions. What does this mean for Remedial Massage Therapists? More career opportunities in this field, YAHOO!
One of The Australian Institute of Fitness’s Career Partners, Julia Russell Massage, has been providing massage services that cater to the needs of elite and local sporting teams, well as individual athletes for over fifteen years, and they employee Institute Warriors!
#2 Be Your Own Boss
The opportunities for Remedial Massage Therapist’s starting their own business in the industry are endless. From offering massages to your network of friends and family outside of your ‘full-time’ job, to earn extra income, partnering with a Personal Trainer or local sports club, or opening your own clinic, this qualification is one that truly opens doors.
Starting your own Massage business may sound a little daunting, but don’t worry our Remedial Massage Therapist program will have your business planning in motion before you finish your course. Having a business and marketing plan is essential when starting your own business, along with having your own ABN (Australian Tax Number), and a massage table of course!
To learn more about running your own business, check out our Fitness Business Essential Program.
#3 Combine Your Personal Training Business With Massage
If you have a passion for fitness and massage why not pursue a career in both? Alike the increase in numbers of professional athletes receiving regular massages, everyday gym-goers benefit HUGELY from treatments, and having BOTH Personal Training and Remedial Massage Qualifications under your belt you will widen your potential client base.
Whether you give your PT clients a ten minute massage at the end of every session, incorporate massage into your clients training plan, or market both services separately, being multi-skilled means you have more services to offer that other Trainers or Massage therapists, making you the #1 pick to new cllients.
#4 Become A Mobile Or Corporate Massage Therapist
Stress relief, reduction in muscle tension and relaxation, are just some of the benefits that are sparking the interest of many business to bring therapist into the workspace. The theory behind this initiative, is by giving employees short 10 minute massages at their desk while working, it will help release tension in their shoulders from working at a desk, relieve stress and make them feel valued.
As a mobile or corporate Massage Therapist, you will have the opportunity to work flexible hours plus you have the opportunity to meet a variety of people, who may become long term, regular clients!
Three Minute Massage, a Career partner of The Australian Institute of Fitness, work with a number of corporate business, delivering short massage in the workplace, and they recruit from The Institute.
#5 Kick Start Your Career In Massage At A Clinic
There are a number of benefits starting your massage career in a clinic. Firstly the business is already established, and probably has a large database of regular clients, PLUS, there is no need to buy any equipment!
Working in a clinic would usually make you an employee, however some business’ run a sub-contractor model. This is where you run your business out of an established facility and pay a fee to rent the space.