The Benefits of Becoming a Massage Therapist

Apr 16 2024

Massage therapists play a pivotal role in helping people care for their body and their overall health. If you have a passion for helping others and dream of a career that lets you work with your hands, massage therapy is for you.

Massage therapy is a rewarding career path for those looking to do something new in their life! Many people at different points of their lives rely on experienced massage therapists to alleviate pain and discomfort. Through our program, learn the basics of a variety of techniques, from sport massages to prenatal massage treatments.

Help Others
We know that doing something brand new can be daunting, so our instructors are dedicated to helping you gain the confidence you need to provide an amazing consultation, build a custom treatment plan and send off your guests feeling relaxed and refreshed. At Douglas J Aveda Institute, massage therapy and the Aveda name work together to create a holistic wellness experience, balancing touch, aroma and more to melt stress from each guest who walks through our doors. Using both Aveda products and ideology, Douglas J Aveda Institute creates a unique learning environment using all-natural products.

Massage therapist massaging a female client

Work in a Variety of Environments
After receiving an education at Douglas J Aveda Institute, you have the freedom to choose where you want your career to take you. Some potential careers or workplaces include:

  • Massage and body-work specialist
  • Spa owner
  • Private practice
  • Spa and/or health club therapist
  • Spa manager

Have a Flexible Schedule
Most massage therapists are self-employed. Which means you can set your own schedule. You can decide if you want to work part-time or full-time, and schedule appointments around other obligations.

A Career You Can Start Quickly
Because our program is only 625 hours, you can start doing what you love sooner, often in as little as 6 months from first class to graduation, at which point you will be more than prepared to take the State of Michigan Therapy Licensing Exam. As part of our program, you can learn in the classroom, digitally and through hands-on demonstrations. When you are ready, we will support you as you start taking actual guests in our student spa. Our licensed instructors provide real feedback and assist you as you work toward becoming a licensed professional.

High Demand
The demand for licensed massage therapists is steadily on the rise. New massage therapy jobs are constantly being created in places such as nursing homes and office buildings.

Learn how you can start doing what you love as a massage therapist at Douglas J Aveda Institute. Our program is offered at our East Lansing and Ann Arbor locations. It’s possible to become a massage therapist in Michigan in as little as 6 months!

Schedule a tour at either our East Lansing or Ann Arbor location TODAY!