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The Five Fastest Growing Jobs in America Print E-mail

Despite the recession and the slow job growth in the past decade, there are several occupations that have seen nearly explosive growth over that period. MarketWatch's Jim Jelter discusses the top five of them.

2014 Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet Print E-mail



The following is a compilation of data gathered by the American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) from U.S. government statistics,surveys of consumers and massage therapists and recent clinical studies on the efficacy of massage.


These data provide an overview of thecurrent state of the massage therapy profession, public and medical acceptance of the value of massage and increasing consumer usage of massage therapy in the U.S.


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Best Jobs 2012: Massage Therapist Print E-mail

As one of the Best Jobs of 2012, this profession should see significant growth over the next decade

By Nathan Hellman - US News
February 27, 2012

The Rundown:

lady-massage-2Massage therapists are commonly credited with having "magic hands" or a "magic touch." For the uninitiated, this may seem like mere hyperbole. But anyone who has felt a massage therapist use those magic hands to relieve pain, reduce stress, and unwind tired, bound-up muscles knows, the praise is entirely justified. With more than 80 types of treatments, massage therapists have many different ways to deliver this relief. Massage therapists can specialize in deep-tissue, acupressure, reflexology, orthopedic, sports massage, and other areas. Often, massage therapists become experts in several modalities, all of which require specific skills and techniques. The length and type of massage provided typically depends on the client's condition and desires. Elderly clients and those recovering from a severe injury usually receive different treatments than elite athletes or those simply seeking relaxation. The nature of the massage is often discussed and agreed upon during a short interview with the client before it takes place. Massage therapists either work for an employer—in a variety of environments, from spas to hospitals—or are self-employed with their own small business. Regardless of the working arrangement, massage therapists should be friendly and personable to attract a consistent client base.

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Madison's TVW Live at Our New Madison Location Print E-mail

Madison's TVW Live TV Remote at Blue Sky's NEW Madison location on Thursday, September 12th 6:30 p.m.

Blue Sky's NEW Madison location at 6225 UniversityAvenue, Suite 101 & 114. Phone: 608-231-8008.

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Ever Notice How Scent Plays a Role in Your Daily Life? Print E-mail

08312012-aromatherapyAre you ever reminded of something that smells like someone who is comforting to you? Maybe it’s the change in seasons that shifts the scent of the air, bringing a moment of nostalgia over summers past or the anticipation of holidays yet to come. In a moment a scent can remind you of a vacation or of when you were a kid. The power of a scent should not only be limited to memories, but can be used in various ways to promote healing, stress relief and well being. Maybe that old phrase “Take time to stop and smell the roses” is more literal than we think!

Whether you are an LMT, student massage therapist or someone with simply a strong interest in Aromatherapy, the benefits are endless.  Come learn more about Aromatherapy, take one class or all three offered at Blue Sky. Read More ... 

Massage Therapist - High-Paying, Low Stress Print E-mail

Excerpted from an article titled 5 High-Paying, Low-Stress Jobs
By Amy Bell (Saturday, May 15, 2010)

If you're like thousands of other job seekers, you may dream of earning the big bucks without having to deal with the extreme stress that goes hand-in-hand with top-paying jobs. flower-potsOf course, a high-salary, low-stress job sounds too good to be true. Or is it?

Believe it or not, you don't have to take on a heart-pounding career as a brain surgeon, airline pilot or stock broker to bring home some serious bacon. As a matter of fact, some of the highest-stress jobs pay surprisingly scanty salaries. Just think about police officers, firefighters and social workers. These folks have quite possibly the most nerve-racking jobs in the world, yet most of them earn less than $45,000 a year. What about combat soldiers who face death on a daily basis? They typically earn less than $30,000 a year.

In other words, high stress does not always equal a hefty salary, or vice versa. Fortunately, there are plenty of laid-back career choices that pay quite generously.