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A Career as a Massage Therapist – Advent Calendar Day 23

Massage Therapist


Massage Therapist PDFAs we near the end of this year’s Advent Calendar, we’re looking for ways to wind down and relax, so what could be better than exploring the career of a Massage Therapist, from our Complementary Therapy sector.

VTCT offer a range of qualifications in Complementary Therapies. A Complementary Therapy qualification is a great starting point from which embark on a career in massage.

To begin a career in this field, you’ll need to complete a level 2 diploma in Complementary Therapies, then move into a level 3 diploma in massage therapy. These qualifications will give you the techniques and skills to thrive in the industry. If you want to specialise further after your level 3, you can move into a level 4 and this will add additional techniques for treatment application to your existing repertoire whilst further developing your knowledge of the theories and practices for advanced applications of massage.

As a Massage Therapist, you can work in commercial beauty salons, destination spas and day spas, or,  independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings.

We have asked industry and education experts to answer some of the key questions that you might be asking as you start thinking about a career as a Massage Therapist. Click the information sheet to read their insights.

Today we have explored just one of many career paths within the Complementary Therapies industry; there are a wide range of choices available. Want to know what other jobs are available in this sector? Visit our career pathways page to see all the career options available through our qualifications.

Interested in what else you can study? Click here to see all the qualifications available in our Complementary Therapy sector.

Want to find a place to study? Click here to find a centre near you.

To see the other days’ posts, click on the link below to be taken to the Advent Calendar.