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A group of massage therapists
Things are moving full speed at IKRA Academy. September is most definitely our busiest month of the year. Prospective students are contacting us, new students are enrolling, and old students are returning, with classes kicking off left, right and center. But this year, there’s more going on at IKRA than ever before.   The fall...
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A man with a questioning face wondering why associations are important.
Massage school associations matter. It’s often overlooked, but it’s one of the most important things prospective massage students need to consider. Why? To answer that, let’s break it down into two main categories: Good massage associations hold their schools to high standards of practice. Insurance companies recognize good massage associations.   Standards of practice Quality...
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A fork in the road in the woods. Choosing the right direction.
The right massage school can be hard to find. There are so many options, and not all are created equal. As a prospective student, you’re planning on making a significant investment in money, time, and effort. Not to mention you’re taking some of the first steps into a new career. You want to choose a...
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A great massage therapist Demonstrating a Masssage Technique.
There’s no perfect formula that makes a great massage therapist. There are hundreds of different modalities, and each practitioner is unique in their abilities and approach. Some are intuitive, while others are more cerebral and systematic. Some have an incredible understanding of the physical body, and some are sensitive to energetics & subtler sensations. But...
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Massage teacher Demonstrating a back technique to students
When considering a career as a massage therapist, there’s always a flood of questions: “Will I be able to find a job?” “How long before I can work?” and of course, “Will there be demand?” Not to worry. Massage therapy is an up-and-coming career and a  booming business. In fact, according to the U.S Bureau...
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Reflexologist demonstrating warming up the zones of the feet.
Foot reflexology is a profound healing modality, but it doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. I’ve heard people say that working ‘just’ the feet can’t do nearly as much as working the whole body. but in fact, it’s by focusing entirely on the feet in an intuitive, caring, and systematic way, that reflexology gains...
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