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A massage therapist performs massage and bodywork. Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years and is used to promote mental and physical health. Many massage therapists find satisfaction in their work because of the many benefits they provide to their clients.

Massage therapists may work with a wide range of clients. Some need relief from injuries or pain and others are looking for a relaxing appointment that will leave them feeling better long after the massage ends.  The type of client often depends on where a therapist works and that business’s focus: chiropractic, spa and physical therapy are just a few of the types of businesses where a massage therapist might work. Licensed and qualified massage therapists can also work in medical clinics or even independently.

Get in touch with an Everest representative today to find out more about the industry and what it takes to enroll in our Massage Therapy program.

PITTSBURGH, Penn. – (September 16, 2010) – Everest Institute – Pittsburgh announced that it has added massage therapy to its course offering. The school has begun enrolling students in the program, which takes approximately nine months to complete.

The program provides students with the tools, ethics and basic knowledge to be a massage therapist. Through instruction and hands-on training, students learn and develop a number of therapeutic techniques for relaxation and stress reduction as well as methods for treating neck, back and sciatic pain and muscle spasms. Students also gain an understanding of anatomy, physiology, the role and importance of exercise programs, and more.

“Career opportunities for massage therapists in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are expected to steadily grow over the next few years,” said Scott Behmer, Everest Institute – Pittsburgh campus president. “As with our other programs, we maintain small class sizes and provide students with individualized attention from our faculty. We are pleased to offer this important, in-demand program to our students and the community we serve.”

Massage Therapy courses include:

  • Introduction to Massage Therapy
  • Business and Ethics
  • Swedish Massage, Pre-Natal, Post-Natal and Infant, and Elder/Geriatric Massage
  • Eastern Theory and Practice
  • Energy and Non-Traditional Therapies, Wellness and CPR
  • Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Pin and Stretch
  • Neuromuscular/Trigger Point and Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Clinical and Sports Massage
  • Health and Wellness

Massage therapy job and career opportunities for entry-level positions include:

  • Medical and Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Doctors’ Offices
  • Health Spas
  • Fitness Centers
  • Sports Organizations
  • Tourist Destinations
  • Cruise Ships

About Everest Institute – Pittsburgh

Everest Institute – Pittsburgh, located at 100 Forbes Ave., Suite 1200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, serves the greater Pittsburgh region in Western Pennsylvania. In addition to the recently-added massage therapy program, the campus provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in Accounting, Administrative Secretary, Business Administration, Career Access, Criminal Justice, Legal Administrative Secretary, Medical Administrative Secretary, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Paralegal, Patient Care Technician and Pharmacy Technician. Everest Institute is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America with more than 100 schools throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the Everest website at www.Everest.edu.

Everest College Information

Everest provides students with short-term career training in a variety of popular programs*. Our schools offer diplomas and/or degrees in:
Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.everest.edu/disclosures or www.everestonline.edu/disclosures.

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