Massage class from start to finish! This short documentary follows seven students of varied demographics and backgrounds as they go through the rigors of learning and training to become licensed massage therapists.
Sick of sitting at a desk all day? Longing for a line of work that helps others? A career in massage therapy might be just what the doctor ordered! Massage therapists use their hands, forearms, elbows and more to manipulate the soft-tissue of clients. They provide pain relief, stress reduction, and overall relaxation. Many find the work deeply satisfying. But is it right for you? What type of person makes a good massage therapist? When you hear “massage therapist,” what comes to mind? For many, the stereotypical image is a big, burly Swede. In reality, there is no one type [...]
This week marks the opening of the Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork! This is a project that my co-founder Julia Bayardi & I have been dreaming of — and working on — for more than three years. But really, it’s been longer than that because we both were drawn to this profession early on in our careers. In designing this school and outlining the curriculum, Julia & I have talked many times with each other and with our instructors about what makes a good massage therapist or bodyworker, and how each of this came to choose particular path [...]
Why should I study massage & bodywork? If you are an independent, caring, compassionate person with a good sense of touch, massage & bodywork might be the perfect career for you. Jobs are open in a variety of environments, ranging from sports and athletics, to hospitals, to spas. Many practitioners are independent contractors, while others are employees of larger businesses. Common characteristics are the desire to help other people and a strong interest in health, nutrition, anatomy, and improving quality of life.em> Why should I study at PSMB? Philadelphia School of Massage and Bodywork offers a unique program combining [...]
The Philadelphia School of Massage & Bodywork and Blue Alchemy Healing Center will be housed in the lower level of the distinguished Ellington Building, located at 1500 Chestnut St., in center city Philadelphia. Our doors will be open to the public and future students this summer. We'll be sure to let you know when our program enrollment starts! Our comprehensive 700 hour massage therapy program will provide students with a quality education with an emphasis on compassionate and professional care. Our well rounded curriculum was created by massage therapists, for massage therapists, and gives students the necessary tools and [...]