If you’re planning to start training as a massage therapist, or you’re looking to continue training and improve your professional qualifications, then Australia is one of the best places on earth to do it.
A warm welcome
Many students of massage come to Oz from places like Canada, the US and the UK because the working visas are pretty easy to arrange and don’t cost the earth. Once students have arrived, they’ll find the locals incredibly welcoming and friendly.
You don’t have to come here from overseas, either, as many Aussies benefit from the world-class training programmes available here. You can choose from a big range of certificates and diplomas, right up to advanced diplomas in remedial massage.
A safe place to try new things
Australia’s climate, which ranges mainly from balmy to hot, makes the place ideal for getting to grips with new hobbies, like surfing or wreck-diving. That and, of course, the social side of things like spending Christmas Day grilling on the beach.
It’s also a safe place to learn new skills and gain new certificates, as Australia’s massage therapy training programmes are all carefully regulated and training providers are thoroughly vetted before being let loose to pass on their expertise.
You could land yourself an amazing job for a year
As Australia has such an outdoorsy culture, people occasionally overdo it and strain something (sometimes this isn’t just the beer arm). This is especially so around diving, climbing and surfing hotspots and schools. If you can bag a gig at one of these places, not only are you guaranteed a healthy number of clients, but your time off can be spent in what’s pretty much paradise.
You won’t have to struggle with an unfamiliar language
Working in an exotic location often means you have to pick up a second or third language, but by coming to Oz to study massage, your programme will almost certainly be delivered in English, which will allow you to progress rapidly.
All this and sunshine too? What’s stopping you?