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Massage Therapist

Performs therapeutic massage and administers body treatments for relaxation, health, fitness and remedial purposes.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Job prospects for Massage Therapists in Victoria

Occupation in the Massage Therapists group include Massage Therapist

Employment prospects
There are currently 4,400 Massage Therapists in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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