If you enjoy helping people create healthy, happy and long lives becoming a trained Remedial Massage therapist will appeal to you. It may also become a point of difference in your Personal Training business. Most personal trainers will find that the majority of their clients will be early morning or late afternoon/evening. Adding Remedial Massage as a service to your clients could expand your income earning potential and build your reputation as a Personal Trainer who takes a holistic approach to their client’s health and fitness, looking after their total wellbeing.
Great income potential.
As a small business owner with a private practice, you can charge $70-$90 per hour. Once you have built a regular client base you have the potential to earn $75,000 a year. You might prefer to work for someone. Working for someone else you could potentially earn upwards of $30 an hour, depending on the clinic you are working in. With a Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 qualification, you are eligible for association membership and the ability to offer your clients with private health cover a rebate on your service.
Great Business Growth
As a Personal Trainer, you will build a great rapport with your clients. You will be working to help them achieve their fitness goals. Your clients will be working hard on developing strength and conditioning and will probably be working their muscles very hard. It’s also very important to have a good recovery regime, to keep the muscles in great condition as a client works through their program. Massage aids in better training, helping to increase blood flow to the muscles, shift lactic acid, affect the biochemistry and systems of the body in positive ways and can ease excess fluid by getting the lymphatic system moving.
As a personal trainer with a Diploma of Remedial Massage HLT52015 qualification, you have potential clients at your fingertips. You can get on top of little issues as they arise for your clients during training and get on top of these issues before they become a problem.
You have the potential to increase your client’s fitness and well-being and it works both ways. Clients who see you for Remedial Massage therapy may begin by seeing you one session per week, but as you educate them on increasing their functionality through training, there is an opportunity for them to do several PT sessions with you.
Future of Massage, Health and Fitness
It is predicted that Remedial Massage Therapist will be more in demand in the next 10 years, making it one of the fastest-growing industries. Why? With a large ageing population, Health experts are looking at preventative health practices to avoid increasing illness, particularly in the areas of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Health experts are looking towards less use of pharmaceuticals and surgery and an increase in the education of the population on making positive lifestyle choices, like regular exercise, good nutrition, adequate sleep and stress management. Combining your knowledge of personal training and Remedial Massage therapy will give you the ability to assist your community to prevent injury and treat the whole health of each client.
The combination of your knowledge and skill as a PT/RMT can have a powerful positive effect on your community and give your business income a welcome boost!