Top 100 Experts in the Massage Therapy Industry Offer Unprecedented Guidance to Aspiring Massage Therapists

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Massage Therapy Schools Information, a career guidance portal that compiles information on the massage industry, how to carefully select a massage school and establish a successful career as a Massage Therapist, conducted an extensive interview series over a span of twelve months and recently published results of its findings on its website. The study involved interviews with over 100 experts in the industry, from teachers, graduate students, current practitioners, business owners, employers, vendors/contractors, continuing education providers are more.

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The Massage Therapy Schools Information Institute (MTSI), an industry support group, today announced its release of the compilation of interviews of the top 100 experts in the massage therapy industry.

Massage Therapy Schools Information, a career guidance portal that compiles information on the massage industry, how to carefully select a massage school and establish a successful career as a Massage Therapist, conducted an extensive interview series over a span of twelve months and recently published results of its findings on its website.

“The interviews have been received extremely well both by us as well as our readership community, who are mainly aspiring massage students looking for guidance online,” said Neal Lyons in a recent interview. “Students and new therapists entering the industry are looking for in-depth information that can help them navigate the career field, make the right decisions and go on to establish successful careers in an unprecedentedly growing industry,” added Lyons.

In addition to providing guidance on State specific training, certification and licensing requirements; step-by-step job search and hiring process guidance; information on massage therapist salaries; career growth tips; potential employers in the industry and job interviews tips, the portal is most commonly known for publishing the most comprehensive financial aid guide for massage therapy school, a free resource that has been downloaded by several thousands of website visitors.

In an industry that is increasingly becoming commercialized and standardized, with companies such as Massage Envy and Massage Green Spa dominating most job positions, many experts argue that the true essence of massage therapy is being compromised in the interest of commercial enterprises and its investors. Many massage therapy schools therefore are accordingly catering their programs and curricula to attract students who aspire to work in such establishments. As a result of commercialization, the industry has struggled with maintaining its true identity, and has experienced a divide from within with massage professionals holding very strong opinions opposing each other’s viewpoint.

According to the Department of Labor and Economic Growth, the massage therapy industry is going to experience unprecedented growth in the coming years and with that will come an increased number of opportunities for massage jobs as well as rising wages for massage therapists. With that in mind, MTSI aims to provide unbiased, objective guidance to students in order to help them navigate the political minutiae, myths, confusion, opposing opinions and lies to make the best decisions about their education and careers.

The interview series with the top 100 professionals in the industry further reinforces the message MTSI advocates via its portal. The 100 professionals selected are some of the best in the industry who have decades of experience working in various roles in the industry. They have been through several stages of the evolution and truly provide a first-hand, practical perspective that aspiring massage therapists can benefit from. These professionals come from all sorts of diverse backgrounds and all walks of life.

Today, these experts are either practicing massage, running successful massage therapy businesses, teaching, volunteering, writing and publishing, serving on governing bodies and boards of directors, employing massage therapists or doing all sort of other things related to the massage profession. The interview series was an instant hit on social media when initially published.

Each of the professionals interviewed provided valuable insights about the massage profession, what to do, what not to do, their biggest regrets, what they would do all over again if they were starting now, what to do if one cannot afford massage school tuition, the single best advice for incoming students and practitioners and much more.

To further assist incoming students, MTSI has compiled its thoughts as well as the contributors’ insights in one resource and has prepared a comprehensive massage school evaluation checklist that prospective students can download from their portal at no cost. In addition, prospective students can apply for a $1,000 annual massage school scholarship through the portal to further assist with massage school tuition, fees and related education expenses.

In addition to the MTSI’s own annual recurring scholarship award, the volunteers have also compiled the most comprehensive list of massage scholarships available across the United States, as well the most comprehensive review of over 4,000 words comparing the top national massage therapy schools across the country. These are also complimentary resources that thousands of aspiring therapists who have visited the website have benefited from.

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MTSI is a career guidance portal for aspiring massage therapy students to help them carefully select a massage school that best fits their objectives and go on to establish successful careers in the industry. The organization is comprised of massage therapy professionals who have worked and still work in various fields within the massage industry, all of who aspire to inspire and guide incoming professionals to the massage industry. The organization offers a comprehensive database of information from massage schools around the United States, several in-depth resources that can be downloaded from the portal at no cost, as well as an annual scholarship for prospective students. You can read more about the organization at: http://www.massagetherapyschoolsinformation.com/

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