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Associate Degree Programs in Health Care Alternative Medicine Complimentary Medicine Massage Therapy

Upon the successful completion of a number of classes in a college’s degree program, a student is awarded with an associate degree. This can either be used to qualify for certain occupations or to make further educational progress.

What is an associate degree in massage therapy? Massage therapy is a physical relaxation process in which the practitioner uses varying degrees of pressure, tension, motion and vibration to promote well-being and relaxation in the subject. It is a branch of alternative medicine in which no actual drugs or stimulants are administered to achieve the desired health result, though it still requires training to do the job right. Coursework for an associate’s degree involves basic anatomy as well as how to use that knowledge to determine the correct therapy, such as the Shiatsu, Swedish and Deep Tissue modalities.

The main benefit of earning an associate degree in massage therapy is that you get to work in a relaxing environment to promote people’s health. The salary is also respectable, with people in the profession earning a median annual income of around $35,000.

Factors such as location and reputation can make higher education expensive, so you will want to find the school that gives you the knowledge you want at a price you can afford. Contact admissions representative and dig through school websites to find recent tuition figures.

There are many different offshoots of basic massage therapy. As such, the career you choose will largely be informed by the methods in which you have the most skill. Many people choose to work in spas as part of a group of people who collaborate to help people achieve relaxation. Others work in locations that specialize in one type of therapy such as acupuncture.

People all over the world need massage therapy, so there are on-campus and online classes available to get you started. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.