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Real-Life Massage Therapist Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Massage Therapist field.
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

Overview

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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