1. Flexible work
If you’re setting up as self-employed, you get to set your hours of business and fit work around your other commitments, whether that’s family, another job, or writing your memoirs.
2. Working from home
You’ll also be in charge of where you work, if you decide to work for yourself. If you’re not working as an employee of a clinic or a gym, be sure to think about what sort of space will appeal to your customers. It’ll need to be welcoming, clean, warm, quiet and clutter-free.
3. Helping people
The benefits of massage therapy can be far reaching. Just one treatment can help to relieve muscle tension and pain, while more regular treatments over a longer period may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression as well as other mental health conditions.
4. Physical activity
Massage therapy can be a great career choice for those who like to keep active. It’s worth thinking about whether you’re happy to work in what can be a physically challenging job – especially if you choose to offer sports massage or deep tissue massage.
5. Meeting different people
Working with the public can have its pitfalls, but it can also be a great way to meet a wide range of people you may not otherwise have met. You might even find people working in other complementary therapies to skill swap with.