Projected Growth: Much faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.
Common job titles of Massage Therapists include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
56.67% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
20% said they needed a High School Diploma.
Apply finger and hand pressure to specific points of the body.
Provide clients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and rehabilitative exercises.
Treat clients in professional settings or travel to clients' offices and homes.
Develop and propose client treatment plans that specify which types of massage are to be used.
Confer with clients about their medical histories and problems with stress or pain to determine how massage will be most helpful.
Massage and knead muscles and soft tissues of the body to provide treatment for medical conditions, injuries, or wellness maintenance.
Assess clients' soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion.
Maintain treatment records.
Prepare and blend oils and apply the blends to clients' skin.
Perform other adjunctive therapies or treatment techniques in addition to massage.
Use complementary aids, such as infrared lamps, wet compresses, ice, and whirlpool baths to promote clients' recovery, relaxation, and well-being.
Refer clients to other types of therapists when necessary.
Consult with other health care professionals, such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians, and psychologists, to develop treatment plans for clients.
Portable massage tables
Mechanical vibrating massage devices
Massage stoolsAll Tools
Massage stone sets
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Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.