The Massage Therapy Career Focus Workbook


Specific Communication Statements

Although this workbook was written with the aspiring or practicing massage therapist in mind, the concepts can just as easily be used by instructors and administrators of schools or clinics. Therefore, we have included this page so that no matter what your chosen profession within the field of massage, you too can benefit from the principles presented in this workbook.

How to use this page: Each box below contains of list of six possible career situations, one of which should apply to you. Combine the phrase that applies to you with the italicized phrase below the list to complete the sentence. Finally, circle your personal focus choices (found inside the parentheses) to complete the meaning of the sentence so it is tailored to your needs.

Service Provided

The key word here is "Provide …"

  1. Aspiring Student: I want to learn about providing …
  2. Student: I am learning to provide …
  3. Practitioner: I provide …
  4. Instructor: I teach my students to provide …
  5. School Administrator: Our school trains students to provide …
  6. Clinic Administrator: Our clinic provides …

… (experiential / lifestyle / corrective) therapeutic outcomes in the (psychosocial / biochemical / biomechanical) wellness area with a (basic / comprehensive) level of documentation.

Service Method

The keyword here is "Using …"

  1. Aspiring Student: I want to learn about providing this service using a …
  2. Student: I am learning to provide this service using a …
  3. Practitioner: I provide this service using a …
  4. Instructor: I teach my students to provide this service using (a / either a) …
  5. School Administrator: Our students can learn to provide (this / these) (service / services) using a …
  6. Clinic Administrator: Our clinic offers (this / these) (service / services) using (a / either a) …

… (shallow / medium / deep) depth of touch, a(n) (active / passive) care mode, and a (whole client- / structural-functional) based approach to wellness.

Service Context

The keyword here is "In …"

  1. Aspiring Student: I want to learn about providing this service in a …
  2. Student: I am learning to provide this service in a …
  3. Practitioner: I provide this service in a …
  4. Instructor: I teach my students to provide this service in (a / either a) …
  5. School Administrator: Our students can learn to provide (this / these) (service / services) in a …
  6. Clinic Administrator: Our clinic offers (this / these) (service / services) in (a / either a) …

… (spa / resort / salon / fitness club / chiropractic clinic / physical therapy clinic / on-site / massage clinic / alternative health clinic) setting.