Massage Therapist Career Guide
Massage Therapist Career Ratings
Real-Life Massage Therapist Job Profiles
|ID||Job Title||Gender||Age||Earnings||City & State||Date|
|33839||Licensed Massage Therapist||Male||22||$30,000||vancouver, WA||01/01/2010|
|33811||Licensed Massage Therapist||Female||39||$20,000||Woodstock, NY||01/01/2010|
|33295||Massage Therapist||Female||29||$30,000||avondale, AZ||01/01/2010|
|32762||President - Owner||Female||45||$100,000||Riverwoods, IL||01/01/2010|
Massage therapists help and heal patients through the power of touch. Massage therapy is a proven treatment for anxiety, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, strains, injuries, headaches, stress, and pain. It is a highly sought-after treatment that relaxes, rejuvenates, and heals the body.
During the course of a massage, a therapist may use their hands, fingers, forearms, and elbows to manipulate a patient?s muscles and soft tissues. Although the work environment is typically calming, with dim lights and soothing music, the work is physically demanding.
Specialized training programs help massage therapists learn various techniques and practices in. These programs involve classroom and clinical studies. After the training is complete, a state exam is required for licensure. A background check and CPR certification are often required for employment. Massage therapists work in a variety of environments, such as spas, hospitals, fitness centers, or home offices. They may sometimes work as physical therapist aides.
Physical stamina, strength, and dexterity are vital for this career. Therapists are constantly on their feet and using their own strength and flexibility to provide the required pressure and movement. Empathy, communication, and interpersonal skills are also necessary for successful client interaction.
Interested in this rigorous and rewarding career? Experience massage therapy from the perspective of certified, practicing massage therapists by browsing the real-world career profiles below. We performed one-on-one interviews with qualified massage therapists to give you the inside scoop on education, career paths, salaries, and more.
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