Careers in Holistic Health

By: CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd

When you're ready to apply your education and skills in the natural healing industry, there is a broad spectrum of careers in holistic health in which you can employ your talents. There are holistic occupations from which you can choose like alternative health practitioner, aromatherapist, behavioral therapist, holistic health practitioner, hypnotherapist, life coach, or massage therapist, among others.

Those who have earned their masters in holistic medicine can entertain careers in holistic health as directors of holistic and wellness centers, educate others in meditation and stress relief methods, or become a wellness coach.

Some like certified aromatherapists and herbalists allow practitioners to offer a wide field of natural healing medicines and remedies. A number of valuable services that are provided by these natural health care providers include research in aromatherapy and herbal medicine, developing lifestyle plans to support and maintain wellness, create formulas and aromatherapy blends for therapy and dietary purposes, and customize cosmetics, perfumes, and more.

Massage therapists are a growing component of the vast field of . Today, over 60 percent of professional massage therapists are self-employed; but many work in day spas, resorts, massage therapy clinics, chiropractic offices, and in other medical facilities, among others. These holistic health practitioners provide pain and stress relieving therapeutics including deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, sports massage, Tuina, acupressure, and several more somatic modalities.

Careers in holistic health like certified hypnotherapists can prove to be quite the entrepreneurial adventure. Once you've attained all necessary education and training and have established yourself as a reputable and experienced hypnotherapist, you can use a number of hypnotherapy techniques (including power of suggestion, regression therapy, emotional clearing, hypnotic healing, self hypnosis, and more) to help clients achieve meaningful, personal transformation.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in learning more about these or other healing arts occupations, let professional training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore near you.

*Source: BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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