Do you associate massage therapy with a relaxing spa experience? Well, that’s just part of the story. Massage therapy is a growing health care field and has an expanding role in integrative medicine. Today’s massage therapists work not only in spas, but in hospitals, nursing homes, integrative care clinics, for sports teams, on cruise ships, and in corporate wellness programs.

Interest in massage is booming, and massage therapists are enjoying a wider variety of career options. It only requires one year of training, usually in an evening program, and often just a high school diploma or GED to get started. That’s why it’s becoming a popular choice for those wanting to start a rewarding health care career or looking for a second career with more flexibility and satisfaction.

You can learn more about massage therapy careers at National University of Health Sciences. NUHS will hold a free information night and open house for its Massage Therapy Certificate and Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy Degree programs on Wednesday, June 4th, at 6:00 p.m. in Building D, 200 East Roosevelt Road in Lombard. The event will include: an overview of National’s massage therapy program; a tour of the clinic, technique and anatomy laboratories; application and career information; and a question and answer session.