Instructor Boosts Experience: Enrolls in Mayo Clinic Massage Therapy Training

Posted by on November 12, 2012

massage therapy degreeMassage therapy is a growing, in-demand field due to the dynamic growth of the health and wellness industry. Minnesota School of Business-Rochester, which offers an associate degree in massage therapy, has supported this phenomenal growth since the campus opened in 2005.

As a reflection of this demand, massage therapy enrollment at the campus has been steady because of the strong job placement rate for massage therapy graduates. Much like the quality of any institution is measured by qualified instructors, MSB-Rochester has the distinction of employing qualified faculty who possess required teaching credentials and real-world professional experience.

Advancing this academic quality is Stevie Balm, massage therapy program chair and owner of You Knead Therapy in Byron, Minn. Stevie recently added to her teaching experience by enrolling in Mayo Clinic’s Home-Based Massage Therapy Course. According to the program’s website, the course “offers an avenue for professional massage therapists to advance their practice into the healthcare environment.”

The course lasts two months and is divided into three modules.

For completing the program, Stevie will receive a certificate from Mayo School Health Sciences. Beyond completing the course and receiving recognition for this achievement, Minnesota School of Business-Rochester attaches invaluable weight to instructors like Stevie for taking the initiative to provide enhanced value to their own professional portfolio and for enriching academic learning at our school.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for massage therapists looks promising with a 20 percent growth through 2020. This above-average growth is a key indicator of why the massage therapy program at Minnesota School of Business-Rochester remains competitive.

Minnesota School of Business-Rochester stays current on industry trends in order to match supply and demand. This focus provides our graduates with multiple employment options because the hands-on training of current massage modalities, including Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone Massage, and others, are taught by some of the most qualified massage therapy instructors in the industry.

If you would like more information about the massage therapy program at Minnesota School of Business-Rochester, please contact Stevie at or call 507-536-9500.

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