How do I find the best sports massage training?
I'm getting ready to move to the United States and found out that in order to practice in sports massage therapy I need to get a massage license. It's hard for me to research where I can find the best massage therapy courses and how to apply to them. I know this is the direction for me as I'm currently practicing massage at a sports facility here in my country and I love the job. Can you help me find the best schools for sports massage training?
Find the best sports massage training:
Almost all experienced sports massage therapists that are practicing in similar facilities that you are in didn't get specific sports massage training to start with. In the United States the career path starts at a school that gives you a general overview of all different types of massage and usually has a strong focus on Swedish massage.
Other areas you'll find some massage training schools covering will be Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT) and Myofascial Release Massage (MFR). Be prepared to do continuing education courses to perfect your massage niche you choose to develop. For sports massage training you will find that some sports teams will actually allow you to do massage on the athletes of the team without certification.
In order to make the most amount of money in sports massage you really should check into massage license requirement by state. Whichever state you want to go to get your sports massage training in you want to be sure you know all the required hours to get your massage therapy license. Once you've got the requirements figured out you can start applying to schools or request more information.
If you are certain you know which state you'll be residing you can search massage therapy schools by state going to our search page or search by zipcode. Either way, you are way ahead of everyone else that wants to do sports massage therapy because you have already been doing similar work in your area.
The next step is certification: Search here