It has been almost 1 yr since I graduated my ADN program, and I have spent much of the last year working as a school nurse specialist. I have known for a long time that I want to pursue a specialty in some area of holistic nursing, but haven't quite known where to start. I was hoping some Nurse Massage Therapists could help me out.
I am in California, and so I would greatly appreciate some input and information from anyone in my state regarding schools and licensing requirements. I also have a few questions for anyone, anywhere that is willing to chime in...
In what way do you, as a Nurse Massage Therapist, have an advantage over a body worker that is not an RN? Does the RN title change anything about the way you practice massage therapy? Are you self employed? Why did you choose this career path?
I love my job, but the pay and hours available in the school won't support me forever. I like the idea of becoming a massage therapist for several reasons. I would love the autonomy of self-employment. I am a bit of a hippy, and while I value a lot of western medicine I still find it conflicts with my personal beliefs in many ways. I love the idea of working one-on-one with clients and having time to get to know them on an individual basis. I am studying to become a spiritual life coach and feel that a massage therapy practice would be the best way to incorporate all of my education.
I would love to hear your thoughts!! Thanks for listening
May 11, '13
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB.org) lists accredited massage therapy schools to become a certified massage therapist. You have to check with your state also.
Last edit by chris2732 on May 11, '13
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