i am currently an lmt licensed in both ca and wa. i have +700 hours of training and am nearly done with the prereqs for a rn program.
this is the 1st i've stumbled onto this specialty forum! what a treat to see that others have had similar experiences and passions! i've seen the healing that can be accomplished with massage, it can be quite amazing!
my question is this: i want to integrate my healing arts, is there a way to obtain a job as an rn that allows direct body work with patients? i.e. pm&r or rehab w/o the "hell" of rehab nursing?
is nurse massage therapist a true specialty? is there a combined specialization?
i would caution about heading into "medical massage therapy" from the aspect of massage therapy there is a bit of a schism in the field about separating or fracturing the practice of massage. "therapeutic massage therapy" might be a better name - i know it seems like splitting hairs.