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Becoming a Massage Therapist
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Becoming a Massage Therapist

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Performs therapeutic massage and administers body treatments for relaxation, health, fitness and remedial purposes.
Training time 0.5 - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 4,400

What does a Massage Therapist do?

  • massaging the soft tissues of the body, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments, to assist healing
  • utilising a range of massage techniques to enhance sports performance and prevent injury
  • administering treatments to promote relaxation, improve circulation and relieve muscle tension
  • assessing and treating specific soft tissue dysfunction and providing rehabilitation advice
  • employing other techniques, such as acupressure or Shiatsu, and complementary aids, such as infra-red lamps, wet compresses, ice, essential oils and herbal and mineral therapies, to assist recovery

Specialisations

  • Chinese (Tui-Na) Masseur
  • Remedial Masseur
  • Shiatsu Therapist
  • Sports Medicine Masseur

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