Helping others and a new career
Massage is offered in a variety of locations and styles allowing massage therapists to focus on a variety of treatments goals for clients. Therapists base their careers on personal beliefs of health and wellness, interests, financial needs and their ideal work schedules that are very flexible in this field.
Nine students from the local area recently graduated from EHOVE Adult Career Center’s Massage Therapy Program on April 25, 2012, and are on their way to a new career or continued education. “They are all dedicated and passionate about their careers as massage therapists,” said Massage Therapy Program Coordinator Katie Fox. “I expect to see great successes from this group! They have great potential and employability, with their fantastic drive for knowledge, their passion and upstanding professionalism.”
PHOTO: (L-R) Back row: Todd Schultz – Vermilion, Anita Schultz – Vermilion, Katie Coy – Sandusky, Erica Hasselbach – Huron, Heather O' Dor – Sandusky. Front row: Heather Cammarn- Port Clinton, Katrina Myers – Norwalk, Raimie Gaudiello – Huron, Christina Humphrey – Sandusky.
Heather Cammarn, Port Clinton
Katie Coy, Sandusky
Raimie Gaudiello, Huron
Erica Hasselbach, Huron
Christina Humphrey, Sandusky
Katrina Myers, Norwalk
Heather O’Dor, Sandusky
Anita Schultz, Vermilion
Todd Schultz, Vermilion
EHOVE’s program teaches the necessary skills to prepare the student for all aspects of being a Licensed Massage Therapist. From therapeutic massage techniques to ethical responsibilities associated with a successful career, the student will be prepared for employability as a private practitioner, or in a health spa, resort or even a sports venue.
Valedictorian and Massage Therapy graduate Anita Schultz of Vermilion. “I believe the quality of training was outstanding, and the teachers and the program are amazing,” said Schultz. “Massage Therapy is going to help me help other people. I plan on starting out part-time and running my own business someday. EHOVE has prepared me well for the workforce.”
Graduate Katrina Myers of Norwalk was very impressed with EHOVE’s Massage Therapy Program and expressed very encouraging words about her instructors. “The quality of training was much higher than I had anticipated. They have a lot of field experience as well as book knowledge. I am very impressed with the instructors’ passion to help their students succeed,” said Myers.
Therapists can work in massage clinics, wellness centers, spas, cruise ships, medical offices or facilities, or start their own private practice. Massage can be on a part time or full time basis too. “Our program enriches students in a wealth of knowledge to prepare them to be safe, skilled, confident and knowledgeable therapists,” said Fox.
Students may choose to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEX) upon graduation. Myers plans on opening up her own business, Restorative Wellness LLC in Norwalk, once she passes her State Medical Board test this June. Schultz plans on furthering her education in Oncology Massage Therapy in Michigan.
“EHOVE encourages continued education beyond licensure for continued growth and more career possibilities,” said Fox.
If you or someone you know may be interested in a career in massage therapy, click here or call 419-499-4663 x280 to find out more information about the next program and registration. The next available courses start in the summer and fall. The latest program updates and student photos are also at www.facebook.com/EHOVEmassagetherapy.