Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Kneading the Dough

Over the years I have met several people who have attended school to learn Massage Therapy as a career. Guess where I met the bulk of them. At work. My work, not giving massages. Even the ones who give massages on the side still have a fulltime job somewhere else, you know, to pay off $10K in loans to the massage school.

The unlucky guy I mentioned said he met his wife while they both attended massage school. Neither of them do massage for income. I told him, "At least you got a wife out of school. That has to be worth something."

I know the schools like to sell the idea of a career on a cruise ship or at a vacation resort and that some people may actually do that, but I'm getting the impression that people who support themselves this way are few and far between. I would be curious to know the ratio of jobs performing massages and the number of students who attend the schools for this career. I guess the numbers are heavily lobsided.

I conclude that massages are much more effective for finding a life partner than they are for a stable living. You can keep your $10K.


Native Minnow said...

I want to find a partner who gives massages. Of course, they're probably only good for it during the courtship stage so it doesn't necessarily have to be a life partner :-)

slimysculpin said...

To what kind of person does that job sound appealling? Professinal masseause, I mean, not minnow's partner. The thought that any greasy, pimply, ogre could walk through the door, plop down $50, and demand that I rub their naked flesh... nasty.

slimysculpin said...

not that i'm applying for the job as minnow's mate. just to clarify.

Native Minnow said...

Thanks for clarifying! I know we seem to have a lot in common and all, but I just don't think it would work out. That's one too many sets of 'wedding tackle' for my liking ;-)