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#1 Old 02-28-2010, 06:18 PM
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I was just curious. I am a massage therapist, don't really know and veg massage therapist. are there any on the board? would love to talk to someone in my field who is vegan or veg. I can't be the only vegan mt- or health conscience to say the least- I am always amazed at the junk the mt's I work with eat.
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#2 Old 03-01-2010, 08:20 AM
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hiya!



im a massage therapist and vegan.



i don't know any other veg mt's either, where do you live?
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*waves* I too am a veg*n massage therapist
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#4 Old 03-01-2010, 11:43 AM
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hiya!



im a massage therapist and vegan.



i don't know any other veg mt's either, where do you live?

I am living in Bergen County New Jersey for about 2 yrs, but am working on going back to Greensboro N C by the summer. How about you? I work in a day spa, used to work out of a chiro's office- I enjoy the work, but do prefer the chiro's office. I don't work well with the catty co-worker nonsense that goes on in spa/salon settings-not to say they are all that way, the one's I have chosen are-unfortunately! I just don't like getting teased and talked about because of the things I eat, and it happens at least twice a week. They think I am weird because I don't even eat pizza when the boss treats us. I think they are weird because they eat meals that involve at least 2 animals plus bi-products, only I don't comment.
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I am recently licensed and working a stuffy office job while I look for full-time employment in my field. I don't have any established clientele and it seems all the opportunities in my area would require me renting a room/office space. I had a spa-type job for a while, but it wasn't a good fit, due to poor management and scheduling issues. I would prefer to work in conjunction with a chiropractor or other health care professional until I get established. Unfortunately, I can't afford to leave a full time job with benefits for something part time.
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I've been thinking about becoming a massage therapist. What kind of training did you need? How long did you have to go to school for? What is the actual work like?

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Hi! Any of y'all in the dallas area? My mom is a veg. Spa owner who is a MT and SCT. She is always looking for help.
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i have worked a few different places since i got certified, a fast paced open mall type job (chair), with a few chiropractors and at a wellness center. i am on my own traveling to people's homes and offices, being mobile fits my lifestyle for now. i am lucky to have some great regular clients that i luv working with.

great spas with good management are hard to find, i am searching for one to work part time at. the more that i find the more i realize how much i want to have my own healing center...one day!

im in california, los angeles/inland empire area.



kibble i went to a vocational type college for massage training, it was a 720 hour program (some are 500, very basic ones are 100-150) and took 9 months of going half days for 4 days a week. total cost = $11,000 (this included all school supplies and a really nice table and massage supplies) most vocational schools have financial assistance and can set u up with gov't funding if you qualify.

its a good idea to research the massage requirements in the city/county/state that you live in and choose schooling accordingly, some places only require a little training, so you can work while you continue to learn more modalities.



its a really great job, i luv the human body, it truly amazes me everyday!!!
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I've been thinking about becoming a massage therapist. What kind of training did you need? How long did you have to go to school for? What is the actual work like?



The regulations for massage therapy differ greatly from state to state, and sometimes within individual states. Vermont, for example, has no regulation (last I knew) and Massachusetts varies by city/county. Good stuff to know as a recipient of massage as well, especially considering a massage therapist in Vermont may have no formal training (unless this has changed).



Usually there is a minimum education requirement and some states also require you to be both nationally certified and licensed on a state level. New Hampshire, where I live, is one of the most strict, as far as regulations. I had to complete a 750 hour program, become nationally certified and then licensed at the state level. It is possible to complete the whole process in a little over a year, but due to life circumstances, it took me a bit longer.



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Hi! Any of y'all in the dallas area? My mom is a veg. Spa owner who is a MT and SCT. She is always looking for help.

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I hear there are lots of opportunities in Texas, too bad I am in the northeast....
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