The universal question that is asked over and over again throughout childhood is what a person wants to do when they grow up. As the years pass, the answers vary from stay-at-home mom to doctor to prosecuting lawyer. For spa professionals, the choice to get their aesthetic or massage therapy license may have been their go-to option right out of high school or a love discovered later in life.
The great thing about starting a trade at any age is the openness to the possibility that one’s passion could amount to bigger and better opportunities in the future. The skills obtained in trade school will accompany a rolodex of knowledge throughout life, and the routes of the profession are seemingly endless. For example, one of the selling points for a massage certification is that massage therapists can see the world and travel abroad. For those who are adventurous, have a curious nature of the unknown, and love culture and people, being able to earn money by traveling abroad is appealing. However, job positions such as these require experience, so it is imperative to start at the bottom and create a plan to fulfill your dreams.
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Amra Lear, licensed massage therapist, aesthetician, NCBTMB provider, trainer, and co-creator of world-renowned treatments such as the Nobu Go, just recently relocated to Pallavi Luxury Spa in Clearwater, Florida after spending the last 22 years of her career on the Las Vegas strip at two prestigious spas. As a spa spokesperson, she appeared internationally on various media platforms sharing her knowledge on spa treatments and wellness.