There was a time when the general public regarded massage therapists as, well, lacking respectability. In fact, the entire massage trade was deemed disreputable, aside from it being considered as unconventional medicine. The service itself was associated with all sorts of immodest activities.
The practice of massage has certainly come a long way. Nowadays, massage is regarded as complementary medicine. Medical professionals recognize it as one form of therapeutic treatment and prescribe it to patients to supplement regulatory drugs and other medicinal or remedial therapy. This wide-acceptance of massage into the medical arena has elevated its reputation from an unethical service into a professional practice. At present, the specialized field has set down certain standards of skill and competence for which anyone who is interested must qualify for in order to become a member of the profession.
Massage therapists are now regarded as professional practitioners. They have undergone specialized training and have properly qualified to provide this particular type of service. Their accreditation offers them plenty of possibilities for self-improvement. They can continue with further education into other areas in the medical field. They can command high salaries and make employment a source of revenue. They can put up their own business and have the freedom to earn as much as they can.
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