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The Many Doors Opened by a Massage Therapy Career: Exploring Pathways to Success

Discover the diverse opportunities that a career in massage therapy can offer. From spa serenity to medical settings and beyond, explore the various paths that can lead to success in the thriving massage therapy industry. Learn more at Texas Massage Academy.


Debunking the Top 5 Myths About Working for a Chain Massage Company

As a massage therapist, you may have heard some negative things about working for a chain massage company. Perhaps you’ve heard rumors about low pay, lack of autonomy, or a negative working environment. However, many of these myths are simply…


Licensed Massage Therapist in 12 Months: Become One Now!

Become a licensed massage therapist in just 12 months! Find out how to start your career today with our comprehensive guide.


Starting a Spa Business: Must-Read Books for Success

Starting a spa business? Make sure you’re equipped with the right knowledge. Learn from the experts with our recommended reading list including Business Mastery, Getting Things Done and Profit First.


AMTT Recommended Resources

Module 1: Beck’s Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage Trail Guide to the Body Module 2 Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Manual Therapists Module 3 Pathology Kinesiology

Pain, Injury, & Imaging

Many people would assume that when something hurts there is an injury; and when there is an injury it would be painful. But research and new scientific discoveries are putting a new spotlight on pain and injury, and even the methods we use to diagnose such injuries. While it’s a complex discussion with many facets, let’s keep this brief and simple.

Swedish Vs Deep Tissue

There is quite a bit of misinformation and confusion around the terms deep tissue massage and Swedish massage. While you may think you know the difference between these two common massage techniques, you may be surprised by the reality of it. When you come to a massage therapist and request a deep tissue massage or Swedish massage, what you think you’re requesting and what your therapist is trained to know, may be very different. So, before we get into this I want you to clear your mind of any negative thoughts towards either one of these techniques, and open your mind to balance the information.

The Glutes: Are They the Cause of Your Pain??

Even if you’re not someone well-versed in anatomy, you’ve probably heard the term glutes, or heard of your gluteal muscles. These are the muscles that make up the majority of your buttock; and while it may seem odd to think much about this area other than how it looks in your favorite jeans, there is actually an important connection from these muscles to many other aspects of the body. They can correlate to a number of pain and movement issues that can arise through the back, hips, and legs, so taking care of this area is crucial.

Massage & Anxiety

Let’s face it, life can be stressful. There are to-do lists, deadlines to meet, people to take care of…the list goes on and on. While some may handle the pressure just fine, many people struggle with the overwhelm daily, leading to sometimes crippling anxiety. It’s a serious issue and it’s important to know what you’re dealing with, possible solutions, and preventative actions you can take. Here’s some information to help you navigate the muddy waters of anxiety.

What is this I hear about only paying $475 to go to massage school?

Yes we are crazy! The total tuition is $475! Find out some more info here!