Licensed Massage Therapists make a lot of money, even in this current economic depression. With the high level of stress of everyday living, most people are looking for a way to relax and they dont mind shelling out the money to do so. Massagers can make a lot of money and they also get to travel if they work for companies such as cruise ships. They also dont just make people relax, but they are also trained to relieve pain and help people heal from injuries. They are also known as wellness professionals. To become a local Licensed Massage Therapists, the therapist will also need be patient. They should also be good at making people feel comfortable and they should be okay with being close to others in a small and intimate place. It is important to also pick a certain sub-category that falls under being a LMT. That would include Swedish massage and Reiki and even animal massage. There are quite a few others and they can all be found with a quick online search. Specializing in one type of massage can narrow down your selection of clients and make it easier to target potential customers. To work in this profession, the licensing is quite different depending on the state. Each state has their own requirements for getting licensed, so it is a good idea to check with your states licensing board.