There are many reasons such a large number of professional massage therapists and bodyworkers choose home-based continuing education when it comes to earning the credits they need to maintain and renew their licenses. Even those practitioners who may not be required to earn credits turn to home-based CE when looking to advance their skills, learn new techniques or steer their careers in a different direction.
The most obvious reason for choosing home-based education is the convenience and savings for both time and money. These classes allow practitioners to “attend” from anywhere in the world as long as they have a computer and an Internet connection. Often, this convenience extends to scheduling as well, allowing the massage therapist or bodyworker the option of choosing when to attend, whether it’s first thing in the morning or in the middle of the night.
Convenience is another important factor. Enrolling in a home-based course can help practitioners stick to their professional and personal schedules. It also provides access to some of the top teachers in the field of touch therapy — without the associated travel expenses.
This is a huge advantage for those bodyworkers who happen to work great distances from the large metropolitan areas where these top teachers tend to hold their seminars. With home-based classes being produced by various leaders in the field, practitioners now have the option of learning from the cream of the crop, rather than picking from what may be a limited number of in-person continuing education options happening in their local areas.
When practitioners have a chance to learn from veteran educators and innovators, their clients then have the opportunity to reap the benefits of the skills and techniques that are taught through classes, as well.
It’s easy to see that the spread of high-quality home-based continuing education courses, particularly those offered by top educators, benefits massage therapists and bodyworkers around the world.
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