Is everyone on this forum a moron. Apparently you know nothing about massage therapy. Maybe you should know your info then make comments. I go to massage therapy school right now and my school is 10 times as good as this school. My class that I am taking right now is 672 hours plus 80 hours for deep tissue.Ill wite your names down and make sure that you are never any of my clients.
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#76 May 11, 2007
don't forget the happy ending "seminar"
#77 May 11, 2007
Aimee, you appear to be a nice and sincere person. consider what the jerk(ers) most likely look like.
Sitting at the computer in their underwear (obviously not at work) in their mother's basement. Haven't shaved for a week. No bathing either.
Just writing the insults have given them a climactic experience. Best in a month.
#78 May 11, 2007
I graduated from this very school in 1998, and had follow on work lined up even before graduating.
It's not about the number of hours someone has printed on their massage school's diploma/certificate that makes the better qualified therapist, it's the program's content and requirement of time spent studying in and outside of the classroom that separates legitimate schools from the "fly by night", get you a diploma/certificate, because you paid your tuition, mills.
Anyone's massage therapy school can claim their education is 600, 800 even 1,000 hours of training, print it on their certificate then commence to overcharge you for tuition accordingly.
Next time someone states they're a massage therapist, and wants your business, ask them a few more questions than just how much they charge for a session. An example would be why they became a massage therapist, and what modalities do they practice.
Depending on how well someone can speak about the subject of massage therapy in both a casual and professional setting is usually the indication of a better massage therapist.
I've been asked many very ignorant questions, and dealt with condescending people with comments like those already posted, yet I still find ignorance can be corrected, stupidity can't.
#79 May 11, 2007
You are the client, and know that you need, it's your money and time. It sounds like you need to ask the therapist if they can do "deep tissue" and "trigger point" therapy.
Since the deep tissue massage requires more pressure, it usually has a higher rate. Reasonable rate? Depends if the cost of "glitz and glamor" (storefront or persons home) are factors in the therapists pricing. Most chair massages cost average about $1.00 a minute, and even just five minutes can make a difference.
Seated (chair) massage or table massage can affect the price too.
Try and find someone with a chair, and you can get your back worked on for a lot less.
#81 Jun 5, 2007
I very much appreciate INSANE ASYLUM's comments. This post seems to be one of the few here actually rooted in common sense and objectivity instead of 7th grade bullying or unnecessary defensiveness.
I too graduated from this school and can say in full agreement that it is by far quality that matters over quantity in this case. Before enrolling, I visited and researched several other schools, some of which offered more hours.
Still, none of those programs were as all-encompassing or offered as much one-on-one instruction as the one that I chose.
There are plenty of opportunities for serious massage therapists who become certified within a program that not only teaches them the practical application of massage, but also how to deal with the public, what to expect and how to lighten the hell up about all this bullshit that's been tossed back and forth here. ;)
In the immortal words of one of my favorite hick comedians, Ron White: you can't fix stupid. Ignorance, as IA so eloquently stated, is easily rectified.
Assumptions based on preconceived notions never makes anyone appear the wiser - that goes both for therapists/students assuming that more is necessarily better AND the portion of the public at large that has the same, tired and obvious assumptions about massage therapists that we're all now more than familiar with.
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