Massage therapists assess and treat the soft tissue of the body for therapeutic purposes.
Duties & Tasks
Massage therapists may perform the following tasks:take a case history and assess the client's physical condition
massage the soft tissues of the human body, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments, to assist healing
assess and treat specific injuries and other soft tissue dysfunction, and provide rehabilitation advice
administer treatments to promote relaxation, improve blood circulation and relieve muscle tension
use a range of techniques to enhance sports performance and prevent injury
provide advice about stretching exercises and relaxation techniques.
Massage therapists spend a lot of time standing. Although the work is physically demanding, it requires stamina rather than strength.par They employ a range of techniques and complementary aids, such as heat and cold packs, tape and essential oils.
physical and mental stamina
manual coordination, dexterity and sensitivity
patience and concern for people
a responsible and mature attitude.