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    I am IY”H PLANNING on studying to become a relaxation therapist during this coming yr. just wanted to know, before i start, does anyone out there know how much of a demand there is for relaxation therapists? (this course deals with stress management/yoga/anxieties/musical therapy/art therapy/massage therapy………. and much more) i mean, everyone has stress, just wondering if you think it would be worth it to go into such a career.

    any opinions are welcome!

    thanx in advance!


    See if you can find someone who is doing it and ask them. Also, search for job postings and see if people are hiring.


    no not worth it. it’s difficult to find people to rip off in this economy.


    One would have hoped that you did your due diligence before signing up for training.

    I wish you hatzlachah in doing what you obviously enjoy doing.

    However, on a practical level:

    * How will you be paid for by your clientele? These services are NOT covered by Medicaid/Medicare. Nursing homes will not hire for a nonpayable service. Most insurances don’t pay for such services either. Charging people out of pocket and collecting from them is a road fraught with heartache.

    * What clientele are you catering to? Male/female, seperate/mixed.

    * Relaxation therapy generally needs a pleasant environment with meticulous detail of highly professional interior designers. Do you have the MONEY for such an investment?

    If this is something you truly desire to go into, Hatzlacha. If you feel defensive or insulted by any of the above VERY BASIC questions, I would strongly recommend rethinking things.


    You’re best option would be to speak to someone in this field.


    I agree with artchill, if it is not something that you will easily be compensated for then it is not work investing in as a career. Although it might be a nice alternative as a hobby or something to do as volunteer work. But if you are looking to make a parnassah, find something that can guarantee a return on your investment. Investment meaning not only the cost of the education but the time and energies involved.


    Thanks all! i am definitely thinking of all this, and i have not yet started taking the courses (i haven’t even signed up for them yet) so i can still change my mind. so i’ll see. but thanks again!


    One more thing to keep in mind.

    Relaxation therapy is acomplementary medical techniquenot recognized or regualted by the medical establishment. Do you have any idea if the people who are offering this course are competent?

    Here is a quote from Aetna life’s site

    Relaxation Therapy

    Before engaging in any complementary medical technique, you should be aware that many of these techniques have not been evaluated in scientific studies. Often, only limited information is available about their safety and effectiveness. Each state and each discipline has its own rules about whether practitioners are required to be professionally licensed. If you plan to visit a practitioner, it is recommended that you choose one who is licensed by a recognized national organization and who abides by the organization’s standards. It is always best to speak with your primary health care provider before starting any new therapeutic technique.



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