As a clinical massage therapist, you can enjoy the benefits of creative, caring work that also brings in a regular paycheck. Unlike independent massage therapists, who can work flexible hours, most clinical massage therapists work a standard week. This structure has its benefits — predictable income, and a steady stream of clientele. Unlike an independent therapist, you usually don’t have to build a practice and can rely on the clinic’s client base.
Clinical massage therapists may work in freestanding physical therapy or rehabilitation clinics, or they may be associated with a hospital. The rewards of this specialty are innumerable, including the certain knowledge that you are assisting the ill and the injured in making a speedier recovery. The benefits of massage for the critically and terminally have been documented, and this can be one of the most rewarding massage careers.