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FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions – If you have a question not on here feel free to contact us.

1.) How much do Massage Therapists earn?

2.) Wont my hands get tired eventually?
 
3.) How many massages will I be doing a day?
 
4.) What types of people will I give massages to?
 
5.) What if I do something wrong while giving a massage?
 
6.) What is the length of a massage?
 
7.) If I pass a national exam, does this mean I would be nationally licensed to work anywhere in the United States?

8.) If i took training, classes or hours at another school not in Texas, will I get credit for them so that I dont have to take them again to be eligible for my Texas LMT license?

9.) How many types of massages / therapy can I do?

10.) Do I need my high school diploma or GED to get my MT License? 

11.) Do you offer Spanish classes? 

12.) How much do the courses cost? 



1) How much do Massage Therapists earn?

This is a very common question and there are different answers.  First lets see how much a massage costs. If you look around & contact clinics, spas, or salons around the valley area, the typical cost of a massage is anywhere between $45 – $60 for 1 hour. Depending on how the therapist is employed (see below) they might keep a percentage of that, or maybe even keep the full amount.

As a Massage Therapist there are a number of ways you can work. You can work for somebody and get paid hourly, some places will pay you by comission (usually 50%), if you rent a space/room somewhere then everything you make you keep. Some therapists only do outcalls and go to the patient, in that case traveling expenses and extra time it takes to get there & set up are factors considered in the price, which is usually higher for outcalls.

And then there are more factors to consider, are you going to be working full time? Part time? Once a week?
Some Massage Therapists work part time and keep going to school for other goals and report that even while working part time, they can still earn almost as much, in some cases more than someone working full time doing something else. [back]
 
2) Wont my hands get tired eventually?
As with anything, too much of something will eventually do more harm than good, and giving massages is no different. However, at Massage Masters School you will learn the proper form, technique, movements, & stance so that the energy you use gets distributed throughout your whole body, rather than just your hands & arms as most people think.

Additionally, massage is not something you will have to be doing 8 hours a day. Most therapists only do 3 – 4 massages, sometimes 5, and they are done for the day. [back]
 
3) How many massages will I be doing a day?
 
Although this will ultimately be up to you, anywhere between 4 – 5 massages is enough for most therapists to be done for the day. This does not put much strain on you as a therapist, and for most therapists, it can mean having earned as much or sometimes more than having worked 8 hours doing something else. [back]
 
4) What types of people will I give massages to? 
Anybody & everybody! As a Massage Therapist all kinds of people from all walks of life benefit from massage. From young children to the elderly. Everyone is a potential client and most everyone will definately benefit from massage, in one way or another.

Keep in mind some people who may have certain medical conditions or medical procedures can be excluded from getting a massage. At Massage Masters, you will learn how to analyze and assess each client individually so that you make the correct decision.[back]

5) What if I do something wrong while giving a massage?
 
Have no fear! It is natural to be nervous when giving a massage. However, the good news is that by the time you finish your education you would have completed enough massages to real clients so that by the time you are licensed, you will have the confidence and security to know what you are doing. Additionaly, every client you attend grades you and gives you feedback so that you know what you can do to improve as a therapist. [back]
 
6) What is the length of a massage? 
Typically a massage is 1 hour long. However, some sessions may be 30 minutes, or some even 2 hours! Also, if you go to an event to give massages, they might even be shorter – from 5 minutes to 15 minutes. [back]
 
7) If I pass a national exam, does this mean I would be nationally licensed to work anywhere in the United States?
Currently, there is no such thing as a national license. Every state has its own requirements for the hours needed and the acceptable exam, among other factors. For example, if you have your Texas LMT license and move to Florida, you would need to apply through the appropriate Florida board/department to get your Florida license. In that case, you would have a Texas and Florida license.

By taking and passing a national exam however, if the state you want to move to accepts the exam, then it could just be a matter of simply applying for the license and the hours you took in Texas & the exam results could be accepted and you could get your license by simply applying for it.

On the other hand, you could also be required to take additional hours if the state you are wanting to apply for has more hours as a requirement. Some states even have less hours as a requirement. In most cases however, the hours you take in Texas are usually accepted in other Licensed Massage Therapy Schools around the country.

Since each state has its own rules & requirements, it is best to call us if you have doubts or questions about licensing in another state. We will look into it and let you know exactly what to expect and what you would need to do to get your LMT license in another state if you plan on moving out of Texas. [back]
  
8 ) If i took training, classes or hours at another school not in Texas, will I get credit for them so that I dont have to take them again to be eligible for my Texas LMT license? 
Hours taken at another Licensed Massage Therapy School or college may possibly be accepted in Texas as long as those hours covered the same areas of content required in Texas.

However it is not up to the schools to decide, you must mail in your original transcript for an evaluation to the Texas Department of Health and you will get a response typically in 3 – 4 weeks indicating whether your transcripts are accepted.
 
Follow this link for help on mailing the transcript or feel free to come by our school and we can help you with this as well.

If you took your hours, training or education at another school not located in the United States, you should contact the Texas Department of Health for assistance. Typically, you might be asked to have your transcripts translated into English before they can review and make a decision. There are many translation services available. The Texas Department of Health would be able to better recommend you one that is reputable and accurate. [back]
 
9) How many types of massages / therapy can I do?
 
It is up to you! As long as you are licensed, you can take as many continuing education classes as long as take them at an approved Massage Therapy school or location with a Licensed MTI ( Massage Therapist Instructor). Sometimes you can even take the classes online! The sky is the limit!
 
The more therapies you offer as a Massage Therapist, the more people you can help and the more successful you will be. Some therapies are very specific to certain conditions a person might have, so it is definately in your best interest to learn more and grow with your career if Massage Therapy is something you enjoy doing. [back]


10) Do I need my high school diploma or GED to get my MT License?
Currently, to be eligible for your MT license you are not required to have your high school diploma or GED. [back]  


11) Do you offer Spanish classes?

Bilingual courses are available with the school and you do not need to know English to get your MT License. [back] 

12) How much do the courses cost?

Massage Masters offers different options when it comes to the basic courses.   The total cost, length of time (hours) needed to finish, and contents vary by course. For this reason it is recommended you make an appointment and come in to the school for details. Additionally, different financing options, payment plans, & terms are available. [back]