Are you ready to help people for a living? South Texas Vocational Technical Institute’s (STVT) Professional Massage Therapy training program is designed to prepare students for a massage therapy career that integrates theory, technique, and anatomy and physiology with practical experience and professional development. Through our massage therapy program, you can gain the skills to help people improve their physical health and mental well-being.
We prepare students for careers in massage therapy by providing them with the opportunity to receive hands-on education from industry-experienced instructors. Our program focuses on Swedish massage techniques, hydrotherapy, and clinical methods as well as current trend massage types of the industry.
STVT’s Massage Therapy Training
Our massage therapy courses in Brownsville focus on the knowledge employers may be looking for, while emphasizing health and safety. Our courses focus on core massage therapist skills, which are solidified through an internship. Students will cover such topics as:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Swedish Massage
- Regional Kinesiology
- Clinical Massage
- Business and Ethics
- Health and Hygiene
What Do Massage Therapists Do?
Massage therapist duties vary based on the environment and the client’s specific needs. Often, professionals will work one-on-one with a client, providing a tailored experience. Students may use specific procedures to ensure safety and avoid injuring themselves or their clients. While each massage session is unique, STVT’s program focuses on multiple massage methods.
Should I be a Massage Therapist?
Massage therapy is unique among therapeutic sciences, as clients and professionals work together to achieve the desired result. Students seeking a career in this field should expect a high level of collaboration and communication on an individual level. Graduates should feel comfortable making important decisions when clients need some guidance.
How Much Do Massage Therapists Make?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median wage is $41,420 per year. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,340, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $78,280.*
Wages vary according to many factors, and STVT cannot guarantee any particular employment or salary.
Career Outlook for Massage Therapists
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the massage therapy field is expected to grow 22% from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than the average for all other occupations.* This is an exciting career to pursue for students with the proper training.
Do You Have Other Questions?
We know that a decision to attend STVT is an important step in your personal and professional life and we are committed to making sure that you have the information to make a career training decision that is right for you.
Find Out More About Your Future Today!
At STVT, we help guide students on the path to their dream careers daily. New classes at our Brownsville campus start monthly, so you could be taking the next step sooner than you think!