Louisiana Massage Therapy

The Louisiana Board of Massage therapy provides licensing, certification and continuing education for massage therapy. They are located at 12022 Plank Road Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70811. Baton Rouge is the state capitol of Louisiana. They also provide instructor certification and information on where to find a therapist. For more information they may be contacted by the address listed or by telephone. Their telephone number is (225)771-4090. They also provide a fax number which is (225)771-4021. They have a few of electronic addresses available that they offer for contact and they are admin@lsbmt.org, www.lsbmt.org, rhonda@lsbmt.org, or leslie@lsbmt.org. They require an application fee of 75 dollars that is to be made in a money order and sent to them 30 days before the scheduled date of the exam. The Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy has a mission to protect the public and to regulate the profession of massage therapy.

There are about 11 massage schools in Louisiana. Education requirements are 500 hours. Two schools are located inh Baton Rouge, Louisiana and they are the Medical Training College and the Moore Career College. Medical Training College is located at 10525 Plaza Americana Drive Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816. Their telephone number is listed as (225)926-5820. Moore Career College is located at 6160 Perkins Road #200 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808. Their telephone number is listed as (800)517-9326. Other schools are Blue Cliff College in Alexandria, Houma, Lafayette, Metairie, and Shreveport, LA Institute of Massage Therapy in Lake Charles, Career Technical College in Monroe and Shreveport, and Delgado Community College in New Orleans, Louisiana. The largest city in the state of Louisiana is New Orleans. The other two largest cities in Louisiana is Baton Rouge and Shrevport.

Massage therapy is an excellent career that is in high demand in the modern economy of today. You can graduate and start working in about a year. This career provides a good income. The rates in Louisiana for a half-hour massage start at $40, $50-$60 for a one hour massage, $65 for a one-and-a-half-hour massage, and $85 for a two-hour massage. Packages are available for 5 massages at $120. Child massages are provided as well and the rate for a one-hour child massage is $35. For an half-hour child massage is $20.

In the United States, massage started to become popular in the middle 1800's. Massage therapists practice many massage methods. Some of these methods are Acupressue, Anma, Ayurvedic, Balinese, Barefoot Deep Tissue, Bowen, Breema, Champissage, Deep tissue massage, Esalen massage, Hilot, Lomi Lomi, Medical massage, Mobile massage, Myofacial release, Myomassology, Reflexology massage, Shiatsu, Stone massage, Swedish massage, Thai massage, and many more. Massages are known to help with the relief of pain, anxiety, and depression. They are good for reducing blood pressure and heart rate. They are known to be helpful with sleep disorders. Massage have many health benefits. Research has been done to prove massages benefit health. Certain massages are known to stimulate the immune system. Today in the United States, there are about 90,000 massage therapists.

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