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School of Massage Therapy - Graduate Spotlight

Barbara Ritrovato Barbara Ritrovato
CNWSMT Graduate 2001
Company: Equinox Resort and Spa, Full-Time
Specialization: Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Ahbyanger

1. Please describe your practice as a Massage Therapist.

I've worked in a spa for 7 years.

2. What is a typical week like for you?

20-30 hours of massage

3. How has your career as a Massage Therapist impacted your life?

Working in a positive environment with positive people and helping people made a huge difference.

4. What job or career did you have prior to becoming a Massage Therapist?

Waitress, bartender, cooking

5. What inspired you to become a Massage Therapist?

A little bit of this, a little bit of that.  My mother encouraged me.  Suffered from migraines – had massages for therapy – made a big difference.

6. What advice would you give to someone thinking about a career in Massage Therapy?

I believe that after graduation you should start working in a spa to get a feel for the business / field before you open your own practice.  Very helpful to get all the experience you can.

7. Estimated annual income as a Massage Therapist (not including any other sources.)

$25,000 - $40,000

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