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How do I choose a massage school?

Posted by europeanmassageschool on July 21, 2011

How do I choose a massage school?

So, you think you want to become a massage therapist. Now what? Even once you’ve decided that you have the aptitude and attitude to do the work, you’re left with much to consider. Can you find work you will love once you are out of school? Can you earn the income you need? Choosing the right massage school can help turn your questions into positive answers. It requires a big investment of your time and money to attend massage school. You want to get the most from both. Choosing a massage therapy school is an important life decision. How to choose a massage school will depend on the person, but there are several factors to consider when making an informed decision about which school is right for you. According to the popular website massageregister.com, an article titled “How do I choose a massage school?” recommended looking into a number of attributes of a school in order to make a right decision. So if you’re wondering about the same thing most prospective students in your position are curious about, listed below in bullet points are a few selected criteria about a massage therapy school and answered below are information about European Massage Therapy School (EMTS) that may be of interest to you!

  • Knowing the reputation or name recognition of any massage therapy school may be very important.

European Massage Therapy School has been in business for almost 15 years, building our reputation for quality instruction and is respected in the industry. Our graduates are hired by the top name companies in both Chicago and Las Vegas, such as Mario Tricoci Spa, Massage Envy, and MGM Grand Hotel just to name a few.  Since 1997, more than 2000 students have graduated from EMTS and started their successful careers in the field of massage therapy.

  • The massage school’s credentials and accreditation is crucial in your research because you’ll be able to discover whether they meet the standards required by the State.

Our school is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES ), recognized by the US Department of Education, members of both ABMP and AMTA, and approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). EMTS is licensed by the State Board of Education in Illinois and by the Commission on Post-Secondary Education in Nevada.

  • The types of massage, modalities, focuses or programs the school teaches is relevant to your interest in a particular sector of the massage field.

EMTS teaches lots of different modalities and techniques, including but not limited to: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Techniques, Chair Massage, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, Body Mobilization Techniques, Hot Stones, various Spa treatments and Aromatherapy just to name a few. We will equip you with a lot of great techniques to ensure your success in the marketplace.

  • The school’s philosophy or mission statement shows what the school represents as a whole and what their fundamentals are based upon.

European Massage Therapy School is a post secondary institution dedicated to providing affordable career-focused training in Massage Therapy and complimentary healing arts. The School is committed to staying abreast of the changes and trends in the field of massage therapy, and offers instruction in various modalities to ensure that graduates have a wide range of occupational skills, techniques, and knowledge with which to begin their careers. The school is intricately involved with creating an atmosphere conducive to the interchange of ideas while instilling a high degree of ethics and professionalism in the student. We are dedicated to advancing the art and science of massage therapy through excellence in education, personal and professional development of our students and community service by promoting health and wellness.

  • Proximity to your home may be very important for your convenience in commuting to and from school.

EMTS is conveniently located near public transportation and highways both in Skokie, Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada in the Summerlin area.

  • Cost and financial aid is also a priority in figuring out whether the school is financially feasible for you.

Our program is one of the most affordable of any Nationally Accredited massage schools in Illinois and Nevada. We also have convenient payment plans starting at just $50 per month. And, of course, Federal Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. We work closely with the Department of Veteran Affairs in helping our students receive benefits from G.I. Bill and Veteran Grants.  For unemployed individual we can help you receive a WIA grant through your local Office of Employment Security.

  • Transferable college credits if applicable to your needs.

EMTS may accept credits from other institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. EMTS will consider the transfer of credits for completed coursework from such institutions, provided such credit substantiated by a transcript, and is submitted for evaluation prior to the start of the program.

Your next best step in your research process is to search for massage schools in your area and request more information from them. At EMTS, our admissions representative will contact you within a few days to give you more information and answer all your questions about our school. From there you can request more information to be sent home to you, or schedule a time to visit the campus and receive a complimentary massage on us! By doing so, you’ll get a good feel for how the clinic operates and come away with a sense of the school’s spirit. It amazes me how many students in massage school have never had even one massage. Don’t start a massage school clueless; get a massage! It’s a good start in practicing what you will preach to others. A great career is just around the corner, but it is up to you to make the first move. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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