Have you been thinking about changing your career direction? If you want a flexible and well-paid job, consider becoming a massage therapist. A lot of people love the idea of a nice massage, so you will never run out of clients. 

Check out this guide on how to become a massage therapist and your own boss: 

First of all, you must earn your licence. To do so, you need to complete a massage therapy program. You will learn psychology to communicate with your future patients, medical terminology, anatomy, body mechanics, and massage ethics. After you complete practical requirements (a certain number of hours of practice) and pass the licensing examination, you will be able to obtain a licence and start a business. There is no need to rent a place at the very beginning since you can practice your therapy at home. Invest in the massage table, oils, lotions, and towels. 

The second step is to find your patients. Start using different social media channels so that people will know about your services. Don’t hide and let everyone know who you are and how you can help. If you feel comfortable with writing, start a business Instagram page or a blog to promote yourself. You can describe in detail the benefits of massage therapy including reduced back pain, improved sleep and immunity. Also, ask your friends and relatives to start telling others about your massage room.

You need to make an effort to become a self-employed massage therapist. It requires a lot of time, energy and creativity. From another side, you will be able to work anytime you can and earn as much as you want. So, give it a try!