Have you ever wished you could help others feel better? Massage therapy is a wonderful way to do just that! And with the huge push toward natural therapies, there has never been a better time to start a career in one of the oldest forms of medicine.
According to Complementary Medicine Australia, approximately 70% of Australians use complementary medicines1, and the prevalence of the use of complementary medicines and natural therapy modalities has remained consistently high2 and continues to grow.
The learning is in the caring
VFA Massage Trainer, Alysse Iapozzuto, is passionate about massage and loves being able to pass on her knowledge. She has been in the industry for 10 years and teaches remedial massage, myotherapy, allied health, and all the in-house first aid courses. In fact, she teaches across every course at VFA except child-care.
“I love teaching here and I care about my students. I go above and beyond for my students, and I love the outcomes we can give them. But, I also love the industry and preparing students for that is really important.”
Being part of the local Geelong massage therapy scene has meant that Alysse regularly comes across her current and past students. She is always interested to find out how their career is progressing and what plans they may have.
Connecting with and supporting students remains a critical factor for VFA’s high levels of student success.
Support at every step of the way
One of the key features of all VFA courses is the ongoing pastoral care offered. Students come from so many diverse backgrounds and different walks of life – from students straight out of school to mature age students wanting to change careers that may not have studied for years and years.
Alysse enjoys being part of the VFA team and helping students every step of the way.
“The big benefit to students is the pastoral care that we give. It’s the extra hours we put in and the explanations we use to get them through and help them understand the whole course and process.”
Massage: an industry in demand
If you’re still wondering if massage is a great option to study, Alysse says: why not?
“The massage industry is only growing and only becoming bigger. We’re moving into a more allied health care setting rather than just a Western medicine setting. And massage therapy will continue to be a huge part of that. Plus, you can work in so many different fields, in so many different aspects.”
The VFA Diploma of Remedial Massage is the perfect way to start your new career. The course is offered over 12 months, two days a week and is taught by passionate and experienced industry professionals. Plus, the VFA team are dedicated to supporting their students all the way to ensure their success.
So what are you waiting for? Join the natural health revolution today – it could be the best decision you ever make!
Learn massage in Geelong. Start your enrolment HERE
1 CMA Industry Audit 2019: http://www.cmaustralia.org.au/resources/Documents/CMA-INDUSTRY_AUDIT-V4.pdf
2 Steel, A. et al. (2018). Complementary medicine use in the Australian population: Results of a nationally-representative cross-sectional survey. Scientific reports, 8(1), 17325. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35508-y