Seattle must have more massage therapists and bodyworkers per capita than any other city. We must also have more massage customers than any other city, because all of the massage therapists I know who want to be busy are, and I know more people here than any other place I’ve lived (New York, San Francisco, Eugene, etc.) who get massage regularly, and they all seem happy with the choices available to them.
Massage Schools in Seattle
Maybe it’s the abundance of educational choices for bodyworkers. There are two large massage schools in Seattle, Cortiva (formerly the Brian Utting School of Massage and the Brenneke School of Massage) and Everest College (formerly Ashmead College and before that the Seattle Massage School) and many smaller massage schools, plus the nation’s premiere naturopathic school, Bastyr University. See my choosing a massage school for a longer list of local massage schools.
Massage and a Healthy Lifestyle
Maybe it’s our health-conscious lifestyles. It seems like we’re always in a yoga, tai chi, or dance class or hiking, snow-shoeing, skiing, or walking around Greenlake. Active people are more in touch with their bodies, so it makes sense that Seattle-ites get regular massage.
Massage and Stress
Or maybe it’s our stressful lifestyles. We spend way too much time in our cars on crowded freeways. Many of us work in high-paced, high-stress, high-tech jobs. No wonder there’s so much demand for high-touch care like massage.
Whatever the reason, Seattle is a great place to have a massage career.
Seattle Massage Jobs
I sometimes hear about massage jobs in Seattle. When I do I blog about them, posting them under Seattle massage jobs.