Duluth Business University’s massage program is back and better than ever!
Our graduates are important to us, part of the fabric which makes up Duluth Business University. In a field which is growing and becoming more competitive, we felt DBU needed to be training highly qualified massage therapists. With that belief in the growing number of opportunities for massage therapist in the region, we enhanced our massage therapy program and deliver a new Medical Massage program. On June 15th, we had our first graduates from the program!
These graduates did a number of practicums, both on campus and in the field. As the population ages and has a greater focus on staying fit, massage therapists with better understanding of their craft and have hands on practice will be in greater demand. One of the more recent events was for runners at the Duluth Running Company. Here students worked on runners before and after their runs. Some of the comments by the runners included:
One six mile runner said of their massage “Feels a lot better. Usually I have pain after a run, today after the massage there is NO PAIN!”
“My thighs usually tighten up at about 2 miles. Today they didn’t, it was an awesome run!”
“Normally my calves tighten up, today they didn’t!”
Later in the week, the students attended the Minnesota School Business Administrators Convention, which was held at the Inn on Lake Superior, where they provided massages to the convention participants. The students work was appreciated by attendees from all over the state of Minnesota.
With the training received and the practicums experienced, DBU massage therapy and medical massage students’ skills and abilities have been well honed. The most recent graduating class was placed at 100%; and were all placed before they graduated.
Kris Bates, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Healing Hands Holistic Health commented; “with the ever increasing desire for holistic health, mainly driven by the retiring “baby boomers” which, as many economists project will be continuing major increase over the next three decades, it is abundantly clear that there is vast opportunity available due to an ever growing need for massage therapy practitioners nationwide.” Here at DBU our massage therapy practitioners will be at the forefront of this growth with education in the application of holistic, non-invasive approaches in order to both assist and ease the client’s discomfort, thereby aiding in the process of their recovery from incident and injury.
Congratulations to these new graduates and to Ms. Harting for crafting a program which is starting out so successfully!
If you are interested in additional information regarding the Medical Massage program, or any other program at Duluth Business University, please contact us at 218-722-4000
*Special thanks to Kris Bates LPTA from Healing Hands Holistic Health for helping with this blog.