Two careers that go hand in hand – Healing your clients through non-pharmaceutical treatments and training your clients to become healthier and stronger inside and out. With having the two careers you can look at a better work-life balance and you can work to perform better for your clients through training and recovery, both of which you need to be able to perform at your best.
Just think, with the two careers combined you could change your hours and work around being able to give your clients the best overall health and wellness outcomes. If you don’t believe us, this is what Jim Bell, PhD who is the founder of International Fitness Association in America outlines: that the benefits of having a dual equalisation/career in both Massage Therapy and Personal Training helps you avoid wear and tear on the body. For those that just undertake a career in massage therapy develop joint problems in the fingers, wrists, arms and back, whereas with the dual qualification it enables you to give your joints a rest while increasing their income, and vice versa, those that work full-time in personal training, are sometimes working non-stop on their bodies, without giving them the rest and change of movement that is clearly needed.
The benefits of the dual qualification not only helps you increase your income, and stability of client commitment, but consider how the two work hand in hand to save the men, women and children in our communities by providing fitness and overall improved health and wellbeing.
Although the dual career path is only just truly becoming popular within Australia, it has been going strong in America for more than 25 years, proving that the two qualifications are meant to be together. To really show how amazing these two careers work together research has shown that once you develop the necessary rapport with a client, you can easily enhance you clients health and wellbeing by offering them Personal Training session to help improve strength and flexibility and overall health.
Another avenue to consider about having the dual career, is that when you are training your clients and working through improving their strength and overall muscle mass, that you want to ensure your clients recover as rapidly as possible from that exercise activity — because after recovery, the body adapts to the stimulation you’ve given it. This adaption is a stronger, healthier body in all the body’s physiological systems.
Massage therapy has been proven as a recommend recovery technique that should occur on a regular basis. The reason for this is that when you’re massaging, you’re affecting the underlying biochemistry of the body. So that is not just the muscles, but the central nervous and endocrine systems and every other system are affected by massage therapy.
Lastly it is the effect of massage on the lymphatic system that truly provides am amazing benefit to people post exercise. One by-product of fat metabolization is water. Water is removed through the lymphatic system. If that system is sluggish, the water pools between muscles and you will feel puffy. Massage helps in getting the lymphatic system to drain that excess fluid, giving you more energy and faster recovery, so how wouldn’t want to be able to add these benefits to your client’s outcomes and increase your business capability.