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Careers in Massage Therapy Expected to Grow 23 Percent through 2022

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SOURCE Massage Envy Spa

Professional therapists enjoy low-cost career training, a bright job outlook and lifestyle flexibility

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As more and more Americans seek jobs that offer flexibility and low-cost career training, the massage therapy industry is expected to experience an employment growth of 23 percent between 2012 and 2022, adding 30,000 jobs to the field, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Massage Envy Spa, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchised locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy Spa has more than 980 franchise locations in 49 states and 1.4 million members.

Bernie Dizon, lead therapist at Massage Envy Spa San Mateo, says a career in massage therapy is perfect for anyone looking for flexibility and a chance to help people with health and wellness issues. "Working in the massage therapy industry has provided flexibility that fits my lifestyle in an environment where I leave work each day knowing I helped others," said Dizon.  

In addition to flexible working schedules and hours, a career in massage therapy can be rewarding for many other reasons:

  • Low-cost and quick career training: Formal massage therapy training can be completed in less than one year and costs much less than a typical four-year degree.
  • Established client base: At Massage Envy Spas, massage therapists and estheticians have an instant clientele base as soon as they join the team.  
  • Good job outlook: With continued growth of the industry, the job outlook for massage therapy is bright.
  • Work environment that focuses on well-being: As part of a wellness service, massage therapists leave work feeling like they've made a difference.

"Massage therapy may seem nontraditional, but it's a great career path for someone who perhaps does not want to go to a four-year college or who has an interest in health and wellness and likes to work with people," said Dizon. "Some therapists and estheticians even go on to eventually own their own spas. It's an exciting career that can be very rewarding."

Dizon adds that anyone interested in a career in massage therapy should visit the American Massage Therapy Association's website for information on career training. Those with training should visit http://www.massageenvy.com/ for career and franchise opportunities. Massage Envy Spa employs more than 25,000 therapists and estheticians nationwide.

About Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a national franchisor, and through its franchised locations, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy Spa has more than 980 franchise locations in 49 states and 1.4 million members. In addition, the average unit volume for a franchise location is $1.3 million. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy Spa has raised more than $2 million in three, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #88 in Franchise Time's Top 200, #54 in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500 and #24 in its Fastest Growing Franchise rankings. Massage Envy Spa is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.

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