KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2014) - WellSpring School of Allied Health is proud to announce that Massage Envy Spa, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the United States, has named WellSpring as one of six winners of its second annual "Excellence in Education" Award. This award honors the best-in-class massage therapy schools in the nation.
Don Farquharson, president of WellSpring, said, "With graduation rates and job placement rates among the highest in the country, it's gratifying to be recognized on a national stage with Massage Envy for something we deliver to our students each day. This award showcases WellSpring's commitment to providing high quality massage and wellness education to our students. We'd like to thank all of our faculty and students for their hard work and dedication to the WellSpring community. We couldn't be more proud."
CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spa, said, "We're proud to honor these institutions for their commitment to upholding the highest standards of training and education for the industry's future practitioners. As massage therapy continues to evolve, these leading schools are ensuring that students are equipped with the necessary training and knowledge to be prepared for a rewarding career opportunity."
As the demand for alternative wellness services such as massage therapy continues to rise, so does the need for professional massage therapists and estheticians. According to U.S. News & World Report, massage therapy was named one of The Best Jobs in 2014 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist employment growth of more than 20 percent between 2012 and 2022, adding 30,000 more jobs to the field. This year, WellSpring's enrollment numbers are up by 22 percent.
According to Massage Envy Spa, the winners of the award were based on educational program, curriculum, level of student and graduate support, involvement within the industry, graduate feedback, additional outstanding achievements and recognition from accrediting agencies and industry associations.
For more than 25 years, WellSpring School of Allied Health has been focused on health and wellness and on helping interested individuals get the skills they need to pursue rewarding careers in these fields. Call the Kansas City campus admissions staff at 1-888-399-6070 and the Lawrence campus at 1-888-697-5808. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and read our blog.