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Massage therapy career guide for hands-on success

Author: Steve Capellini
Publisher: Clifton Park, NY : Thomson/Delmar Learning, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Massage Therapy Career Guide: For Hands-On Success, 2e is a wonderful resource for individuals considering massage therapy as a profession, as well as those who are currently studying massage therapy. In addition to providing guidance on what it takes to become a massage therapist and what the profession entails, it is filled with useful ideas for starting and maintaining a successful practice. An insightful,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Capellini, Steve.
Massage therapy career guide for hands-on success.
Clifton Park, NY : Thomson/Delmar Learning, ©2006
(DLC) 2005033977
(OCoLC)62408577
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Capellini
ISBN: 1418010510 9781418010515 9781337026383 1337026387
OCLC Number: 232303930
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 344 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Meaningful Career Choice --
My Transition from Amateur to Professional --
Using This Book-Now and Later --
Chapter 1. Massage Therapy: A Career Without Limits --
Development of Massage in the United States --
Current Growth Rate in the Field --
Aging Baby Boom Generation Creates a Demand for Massage --
Mainstreaming of "Alternative" Therapies --
Dozens of Directions for Postgraduate Study --
Wealth of Opportunities --
Chapter 2. Is There a Healer Hidden Inside You? --
Psychology of Touch --
Spirituality of Touch --
Realistic Expectations --
Overcoming Sexual Issues --
Chapter 3. Choosing a Massage School: Making the Best Decision --
Massage-School Hunting --
Developing Your Skills: Massage Schools and Training Programs --
Setting Educational Goals --
Learning Trap Versus the Earning Trap --
Faculty Versus Facility --
Standards --
Importance of Finding a Mentor --
Chapter 4. Discovering Your Ideal Work Space --
Status: Independent Contractor or Employee? --
Special Focus on the Spa Industry --
Job Interviews and Test Massages --
Working with Massage Therapists: A Manager's Guide --
When Clients Originally Made in your Business are Co-Opted by Your Therapists --
Chapter 5. Massage Clients: Finding Them and Treating the Whole Person --
Clients-Where to Find Them --
Getting Referrals and Introductions --
Advertising --
Consultations and Evaluations: What You Can Realistically Hope to Accomplish and What Cases You Should Refer Out --
Special Cases --
Establishing Boundaries --
Clients Who Become Friends --
Chapter 6. Touch and the Law --
Parameters of the Profession: What You Legally Can and Cannot Do As a Massage Therapist --
Licensing --
Zoning --
Establishment License --
Liability Insurance --
Safety Concerns --
Third-Party Billing --
Taxes.
Responsibility: by Steve Capellini.
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"Massage Therapy Career Guide: For Hands-On Success, 2e is a wonderful resource for individuals considering massage therapy as a profession, as well as those who are currently studying massage therapy. In addition to providing guidance on what it takes to become a massage therapist and what the profession entails, it is filled with useful ideas for starting and maintaining a successful practice. An insightful, practical guide, it is a must-have for anyone looking to build a thriving career in massage therapy. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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