The course requirements are enough to discourage those seeking easy credentials, but Ted Kennett’s pilot class in massage therapy at A New Beginning School of Massage has nearly filled the small space, and some students have at least a two-hour commute.

The 500-hour class prepares students not only for the state examination for licensed massage therapists but for standing with either of two national certification groups …

The new massage therapists are health care professionals, and the students are looking for new careers.

Killeen Daily Herald, Killeen, Texas, March 8