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    Massage therapy is an exceedingly popular and lucrative business these days. People from all over the world have seen, witnessed and heard the healing wonders of massage therapy. By enrolling in a massage therapy program, you can share the gift of massage to others. And because massage therapy can help relieve pain in many people, as well as help them feel relaxed and rejuvenated, as a massage therapist you may find your career to be an ultimately rewarding experience. The right massage therapy program will provide you with the skills you need to become a professional massage therapist. The best massage therapy programs include Everest College, Kaplan College and the National Massage Therapy Institute. If you are looking to enroll in a massage therapy program, ask these questions.

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    Why do I need to enroll in a massage therapy program?
    Some people feel as though anyone can give a massage, and there is no skill involved,but this is not the case. There are bad massages and a professional licensed massage therapist will be noticeably better than a massage from a loved one. There must be some basic knowledge regarding human tissue and muscles in the body that a therapist can address.
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    Where will a massage therapy program be required?
    Most people will not hired you if you are not at least a licensed massage therapist. You'll unlikely be able to work in a hospital, clinic, rehabilitation center or even a professional spa if you have not attended a massage therapy program.
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    How much is the cost of a massage therapy program?
    generally a massgae therapy program will cost around a couple thousand dollars per semester in tuition fees. But considering the return you will likely make as a massage therapist, this will be a non issue.
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    How much can I make as a massage therapist after a massage therapy program?
    Generally, most massage therapists work on their own, giving them the freedom to set their own prices. On average most massage therapists will charge between $50 or $70 for an hour session.
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    Will I be guaranteed acceptance into the massage therapy program?
    Of course acceptance into a massage therapy program of your choice will be dependent on how class availability. However, some classes may have prerequisite classes that you will usually need to take beforehand and pass with at least a grade of "C" or better just like any other college course.
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    How long will it take to complete the program?
    The time it takes to complete a massage therapy program may vary to some degree based on your own personal pace, but generally massage therapists are required to have around 500 hours of instruction in a classroom.
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    Do I want a small classroom or a large classroom?
    If you benefit more from a smaller classroom here you'll have more hands on experience and more time with instructors then a small classroom may be the best option for you. Larger classrooms are less personal, which you may be more comfortble with and they will also be considerably less expensive.
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    Where can I find a massage therapy program in my area?
    Massage therapy schools are available throughout the country. You can find many of them online. At the American Massage Therapy Association website, you can search for local massage therapy schools in your community.