Adrian School of massage founder, director and instructor Christy Gagneur recently attended the Schools Summit hosted by the American Massage Therapy Association. This summit brings massage school owners, teachers, exhibitors and AMTA leadership together to share and learn more about the current state of the massage therapy profession.
The AMTA also provides the schools with a Yearly Massage Profession Research Report. This report provides data on the state of the massage profession by way of Consumer survey, Therapist Survey and survey of Massage Schools supplemented by U.S. Government statistics and information found in industry/business publications. This report is currently only available to schools whom attended the summit but it is FULL of really exciting information! We thought we would share of few of the exciting highlights with you!
Who is going into the field?
Massage therapists are predominately female and this trend has followed through 2017 with 78% of the…
I am, sadly, like the majority of the population; I can appreciate the beauty in others in all of their forms while finding nothing but flaws in my own body. I have always struggled with my weight, I have varicose veins, polycystic ovarian syndrome has left me with a plethora of embarrassing symptoms and now, two babies later and just weeks away from turning 30, things are already not where they used to be!
Despite my own body constantly letting me down, I have always been interested in the human body. How is'ts put together and functions. While I had an amazing biology and anatomy teacher in high school that ignited that initial fire, obviously the anatomy and physiology course in massage school is much more in depth. We have been working our way through the levels of organization from chemical and cellular to tissues and membranes. The integumentary system, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems just to name a few.
If you take even just a minute to think a…
Valerie Ames Graduated from Adrian School of Massage Class 04 and is just starting her practice. Congratulations Valerie. We look forward to watching you succeed and achieve your goals.
Q: What is your education and work history?
I graduated from Onsted High School and quickly found and enrolled at Adrian School of Massage. I worked at a waitress through school and I am now awaiting the last steps in my licensure to begin practicing massage professionally. Q: What led you to Adrian School of Massage?
I wanted to experience something new and work helping others. Q: What are your plans for you professional practice?
I plan on working in a chiropractors office or along side other health care professionals. My ultimate goal is to one day own my own practice. Q: What is your favorite modality and is there a certain demographic you would really like to work with?
I REALLY enjoyed reflexology and I want to work with ALL the people! Q: What was your favorite part of the ASM program…