Learn Massage Therapy in Nebraska - NE
More than 700 massage therapists are licensed to operate in the state of Nebraska. Nationwide, more than 200,000 people work in massage therapy. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that massage therapy jobs will grow by up to 20 percent between 2006 and 2016. Message therapists in Nebraska and other states work different hours in a variety of environments. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has determined that full-time work for a massage therapist is about 17 hours per week.
Most practitioners who have had massage therapy training in Nebraska are self-employed or work as independent contractors in larger metropolitan areas. Many massage therapists say they enjoy the career because it offers flexible hours by working at home and at chiropractor offices, fitness centers, hotels, spas, hair salons, and hospitals. AMTA research in 2005 showed that 44 percent of massage therapists reported that they travel to work settings, while 39 percent practice in their own office.
Massage Therapy Training in Nebraska Includes These Types of Massage
Reflexology Massage – This modality uses pressure applied to targeted areas of the body to reduce stress, promote relaxation, reduce pain and increase blood circulation. Other massage techniques that borrow from reflexology include crystledyne therapy, dynamic spinal therapy, holographic memory release, Ingham method and myomassology.
Deep Tissue Massage – Friction and slow techniques target tight, knotted tissue in the deepest layers of muscle. Nebraska massage therapists learn about pathology and physiology for effective deep-tissue massage.
Swedish Massage – Special techniques manipulate soft tissue to stimulate circulation and relax clients. Oil also is used in conjunction with unique strokes. Esalen, kriya massage, lifestream technique, lomilomi, and lyomassology borrow Swedish techniques.
Shiatsu Massage – Massage therapists use finger pressure in this Japanese modality to improve the body’s flow of energy. Bodywork techniques target acupuncture points. Ai Chi, Asian bodywork, chair massage, Japanese restoration therapy, and Thai massage incorporate shiatsu techniques.
American Massage Therapy Association
820 Davis Street, Suite 100
Evanston, IL 60201-4444
Phone: (847) 864-0123
Fax: (847) 864-1178
National Certification Board for
Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
1901 S. Meyers Rd., Ste. 240
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-5243
Nebraska Licensee Assistance Program
Center Point Professional Plz
9239 West Center Road
Omaha, NE 68124
Phone: (402) 354-8055
Toll Free: (800) 851-2336
Nebraska Massage Therapy Association
1811 D Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
Phone: (402) 477-3526
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
5335 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 440
Washington, D.C. 20015