One of the oldest used forms of healing arts that is available would have to be massage therapy with Chinese having records of this being used up to 3000 years ago, and also the ancient Hindus and Persians who have used this form of therapy to help with ailments for many many years.
Learning to become a massage practitioner therefore really can be a great thing to do, as you really can help people with all manner of ailments, whether it is problems with muscle aches and pains, or more severe back pain for example, but whichever ailments you are treating it really can be very beneficial to people and really something that if well skilled and you are experienced would be quite simple to set up your own business doing.
There are of course so many different types of massage that it really is a case of choosing one major form of massage therapy to concentrate on when it comes to learning to be a massage therapist and of course one needs to think whether they want to go in for the more traditional treatment or the more erotic forms of massage that exist, which do also provide some great benefits to people in different ways
When it comes to erotic massage one of the more popular forms these days would have to be the ancient art of tantra massage, which really has become more popular these days and can be great to help couples who may be having difficulty in their relationships but also can be great to boost self-esteem and the overall feeling of wellbeing.
So in summary it really is down to the individual and what they feel more comfortable doing, as there really are some great benefits to both forms of therapy. Also although the whole tantra thing is a erotic experience, there are lots of therapists that do not offer any sexual services for example within this.