As we become freer and happier,
we cease to act in ways that
make others suffer,
and we are able to bring
about change around us
and to help others
THICH NHAT HANH
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From the deserts of Arizona and the red rocks of Sedona, to the skyline of Chicago and the shores of Lake Michigan, ASIS Massage Education is committed to safe, caring, and conscious touch therapy training.
Make A Difference
Massage therapy is a career that allows you to serve the health and well-being of your community and nurture your passion for helping others.
Enhance The Lives You Touch
At ASIS we are committed to delivering trained professionals into the field of health care. Our aspiration is to create a safe, supportive, and evocative learning environment, while celebrating the diversity, uniqueness, and beauty of each individual. You can create a practice that models your dreams, goals, and passions, doing what you love, in an environment you’ve created.
Join The Growing Field Of Health Care
In the U.S., Massage Therapists are being recognized as health care professionals and receiving pay from insurance companies for their services. In today’s world of stress and conflict, more and more people are seeking out massage as an integral part of their health care regime. In 2005, 27% of the US population reported that they had received at least one massage throughout their life. This is an increase from 19% in 1995.
Get New Career Opportunities
According to the AMTA, in 2004, 23% of massage therapists worked in healthcare. Over 50% of practitioners work as independent therapists. The remainder work for spas, chiropractic offices, cruise ships, sports teams, rehabilitation and pain management centers, hospitals and other health care facilities. In 2002, alternative health care generated 36 Billion dollars.
Become a Licensed Professional
Each state handles licensure differently. As of 2009, 42 states required either the NCTMB, or Mblex as the entrance exam. Your license denotes the mark of a true professional committed to a safe and ethical practice, while increasing your employment opportunities and mobility between states.
Create your own hours while working in one of the fastest growing industries.
Realize Your Income Potential
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that the median yearly income of a massage therapist, is approximately $35,000 based on a 25 hour work week. On average nationally, in 2005, massage therapists earned $23.82/hr.
Join The Spa Industry
In 2006, ISPA noted that the spa industry reported 9.6 billion dollars in revenue. Since 2004, the total number of spa employees nearly doubled to 300,000. In the U.S., the number of spas has grown at an annual rate of 20% for the past 8 years.