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What is the hardest part about being a massage therapist?

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Hi Lauren,

When I first became a massage therapist years ago, I found that the profession was not treated seriously. I would get unwanted advances from my clients whereas I was trying to help the clients with Shiatsu massage. Recently, I think that is no longer the case and massage therapy has gained legitimacy as an alternative method of therapy. The problems I experienced previously were that it was not treated seriously, uneducated people consider it as not a reputable profession, it's not a full-time job (it can be flexible yet cancellations happen frequently especially with the pandemic), the toll on the body can be huge, and it is difficult to establish a business or long term career. Also, there may be some negative energies that the massage therapist could take on from treating the client. Having said that, there are many positive advantages to this profession, but it's good to be aware of the negative ones as well. Hope this helps.
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