Careers

Massage therapy has become an integral part of the healthcare community

A growing number of medical practices now recognize the healing benefits of clinical massage therapy. What was once dismissed as a second-tier, “alternative” treatment is now regarded as a vital part of treatment programs at many, Care facilities, Hospices, Rehabilitation centres, and Athletic training facilities.

Of the people who had at least one massage in the last five years, 31 percent reported they did so for health conditions such as pain management, injury rehabilitation, migraine control, or overall wellness.

Massage has been recommended to help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts while promoting tissue regeneration.

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations such as: pain, stiffness, blood pressure control, sports related injuries and boosting immunity.

Graduates from Burren College are so thoroughly trained in the principles of clinical massage therapy that they graduate with skills that enable them to pursue career opportunities in a number of massage therapy specialty areas.

Some graduates have gone on to fulfilling and rewarding careers in:

  • Private practice

  • Hospitals/health care

  • Physical therapy

  • Sports medicine

  • Geriatric

  • Holistic and wellness massage

  • Health spas

  • Salons

  • Wellness

  • Leisure/resorts