Massage Therapy Schools in Henderson
In some ways, massage therapy in Henderson is much like massage therapy in other mid-size cities. Some massage is clinical in nature; some is about relaxation and creating an experience. In other ways, practice here is different even than nearby Las Vegas. That’s because Henderson is a very different community that draws very different people.
Henderson recently was placed #40 on a list of best places to live in the United States (https://www.ktnv.com/news/henderson-named-one-of-the-50-best-places-to-live-in-america). Right now it’s a go-to place. Among the factors that are making it so are businesses moving into town and construction of the Raiders training facility. Niche.com describes the city as “dense suburban” and gives it an A- overall (https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/henderson-clark-nv/).
For someone going into the massage therapy business, there can be advantages to proximity to a big city like Las Vegas. One can go to Las Vegas for things like courses, then retreat to run one’s business (or go to work) and simply live.
There are many potential worksites. The European Massage School notes, as job possibilities, chiropractic clinics, spas and salons, resorts, hospitals, mobile companies, and wellness centers.
Massage Therapy Schools in Henderson or Nearby
Northwest Career College (Las Vegas) is ABHES-accredited and approved for financial aid. It is a school member of the American Massage Therapy Association. AMTA lists program hours as 750. Northwest Career College states that its grads are prepared for either the MBLEx licensing examination or the national certification examination. The school touts its stellar examination pass rate.
The European School of Massage (Las Vegas) is also ABHES-accredited and financial aid eligible Students perform services such as Swedish, deep tissue, and chair massage at the student clinic.
Additional Learning Options: Massage Therapy Schools in Nevada
Henderson Massage Practices
There are a number of franchises in Henderson: Massage Envy, Massage Heights, Elements, Zen Massage. Zen Massage is a relatively small franchise with most locations in the Southeast. (The Las Vegas and Henderson franchises are the only two west of the Kansas City/ Overland Park area).
Massage 1 is a local company with locations in Henderson and Las Vegas. Massages are priced at different rates, depending on whether they are considered standard or specialty. The organization states that specialty massages are provided by certified LMTs.
Among the healthcare offices where one will find massage are Anthem Chiropractic and Wellness Institute of Nevada.
The following are among the city’s more luxurious spas and resorts:
The well-known Spa at Green Valley Ranch has 22 treatment rooms. It boasts views of The Strip –and a few accolades won over the years.
Lapis & Oak Massage & Salt Spa is also a popular spa. There are lots of add-ons here, including Himalayan salt stone, aromatherapy, and organic hypoallergenic vegan massage cream. Patrons can opt for the Lapis & Oak Yogi Massage. It includes stretches that will ideally help them with their yoga practice.
Self-Employed Massage Therapists
Many LMTs work for themselves. Some bring others onboard.
Thai Massage Pro is owned by an LMT who has had body massage training in both Thailand and Nevada. The practice now has locations in Henderson and Las Vegas.
Henderson Massage Mobile LV lists a single LMT. He travels to clients to provide Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and prenatal massage services. He studied music and dance in college and is a sometimes performer as well as a massage therapist and father (https://www.massagemobilelv.com/about-me). Many LMTs, notably, choose massage therapy in part for lifestyle reasons; they want to integrate it with other life interests.
One Henderson bodyworker, credentialed in yoga and massage, is well-known in the continuing education field. She teaches a trademarked tool-assisted therapy called Sphere Therapeutix. Courses are available in the Henderson area as well as online.
Nevada is unusual in that it sets educational requirements for three related credentials: massage therapy, reflexology, and structural integration. The foundation for the standard massage therapist license is a 550 hour program; it will need to meet the state’s minimum coursework requirements.
Nevada accepts multiple licensing examinations. Students can opt for one that will also confer National Board certification once all requirements have been met (including practical experience). Board certified massage therapists have at least 750 hours of education.
Board-recognized reflexology programs may be as few as 200 hours while Board-recognized structural integration programs are at least 730 (http://massagetherapy.nv.gov/Applicants/Applicant_Home/). There are examinations available which are specific to these disciplines.
Henderson Massage Therapist Salary
The Bureau of Labor Statistics groups Henderson with Las Vegas and Paradise for statistical purposes, though one can assume some difference based on differences in the clientele (visitors as well as residents). 2018 BLS data suggests there is a high concentration of jobs in this part of the state — well above the national average — but a particularly high concentration of lower paying ones. It’s an area of the country where a massage therapist wants to be above average. There’s a big jump, wage-wise, at the 75th percentile and another big jump at the 90th. The mean is listed as 14.50.