Massage Therapist

Performs therapeutic massage and administers body treatments for relaxation, health, fitness and remedial purposes.
Training time 12 months - 1.5 years
Average pay $26,732
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 5,300

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


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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Massage Therapy
Diploma of Remedial Massage
Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies