Is a Massage Therapy Career Right for Me?

One of the most significant decisions you will ever have to make involves settling on a career path to follow. Maybe you love getting to know how the body works, so you have always envisioned yourself becoming a doctor. Maybe you enjoy helping people learn new things, so you have considered becoming a teacher. Or maybe you are fascinated with understanding how things operate, so you have thought about pursuing a career as an engineer. Regardless of the path you choose, the most important detail is to select a career that you are passionate about and that keeps you curious to further your knowledge on the topic.

One career option that you may find intriguing is working in massage therapy. There are many different facets to working in this industry, so it is helpful to know about all the intricacies before deciding to go down this path.

Are you looking for something different than the typical 9 to 5?
If you are someone who cringes at the thought of having to sit at a desk all day and not having any control over your work schedule, this is one aspect of a massage therapy career that you will appreciate. In fact, the vast majority of your days will be spent on your feet as a massage therapist. You will be helping clients day in and day out, rather than staring at a computer screen. Additionally, depending on where you work, you will likely be able to incorporate some flexibility into your working hours.

Are you ready to put in the work to learn all that you need?
Working as a massage therapist is not just about playing some calming music and helping people relax. Massage therapy involves both science and the medical profession, so there will be a lot of information you need to learn along the way. Just some of the areas covered include human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, somatic psychology, and business ethics. Once you have a solid understanding of how the body works, then you can go on to learn about the various massage techniques that can be used to address any issues.

Do you consider yourself to be a people person?
The most important part of being a massage therapist is having the skills and knowledge to treat any problems that an individual is experiencing. However, it is also important to make them feel comfortable and at ease throughout the process. You will be directly working with clients each day, so you need to feel comfortable communicating and interacting with others.

If you think that a massage therapy career could be right for you, contact us to learn more about your education options.

Kristy Serdinsky, Owner, and Director of Education at NC Massage School. With a background in teaching and administration in charter and private schools, Kristy’s dedication to helping others led her to open a massage spa in Cornelius in 2015. Now, she brings her expertise in education and the massage and bodywork industry to NC Massage School, blending her two passions to create a transformative learning experience.


We provide personalized training in the art and science of therapeutic massage, focusing on advanced-level professional careers, continuing education, and personal growth. Our philosophy is rooted in a holistic approach, which encourages our students to explore personal development of the mind, body, and spirit.


“What has impressed me the most is the instructor’s teaching style. While it is accepted that certain protocols must be followed, their hands-on approach is informative and encouraging.”

– Kaitlyn Boullosa

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