Consider a Career in Massage in National Careers Week
Training as a massage therapist offers a huge diversity of career paths. From onsite work at the Glastonbury festival to sports therapy at the Olympics, MTI therapists can be found in all sorts of places.
Massage therapists can choose to focus particular techniques such as sports, holistic therapies (i.e. add Indian Head, Hot Stones, Reflexology and so on), pregnancy, ante natal and baby massage, Myofasical Release and Hands Free, among others. They may also work with particular client groups, i.e. mums, office workers, musicians, those with cancer or who have experienced trauma.
They work in a multitude of different environments, from offices, hospitals and hospices, GP surgeries, physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics, athletic events, cruise ships, high end spas, hotels and ski resorts, to their own treatment room or they may visit people in their homes.
The majority of massage therapists in the UK are self-employed and so free to create a business that works for them. MTI therapists are thoroughly supported after graduation to build a successful practice, through the resources we provide to members and through further training and support from their MTI school.
An MTI qualification is a great addition to a degree in Complementary Therapy or Sports Science, and forms part of the BSc in Complementary Therapy at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Massage therapists can also diversify their career by becoming a tutor and setting up a school, or writing a book, selling products and creating other income streams.