Massage Therapist in United States

at a Confidential Company

Healthcare / Medical
Hospitality / Leisure / Travels
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Massage Therapist Job Description

*A massage therapist is someone who is trained and skilled in massage therapy for medicinal benefits.

*Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft-tissue and muscles of the body and it is used for many different reasons.

*Among the reasons for massage therapy is to relax overworked and tired muscles; to treat pain that results from any number of ailments; to aid in the rehabilitation of athletic injuries; and to support overall good health.

Duties and Responsibilities

*The primary responsibility of a massage therapist is to massage their clients to relieve discomfort and to ease muscle tension.

*A massage therapist may employ alcohol or lubricants during the massage, provide steam or dry treatments, treatments that utilize ultraviolet light, and water therapy.

*Before the massage begins, the therapist should confer with clients and learn their medical history and what problems they may have with stress or pain. This helps to determine what type of massage would be the most beneficial.

*The massage therapist must gauge the condition of the client’s soft tissues, the joint function and quality, range of motion, and muscle strength.

*The therapist must propose a specific treatment plan for the client.

*When the client’s needs have been established, the massage therapist massages the soft tissues and muscles to provide the treatment that has been determined.

*The therapist prepares and blends massage oils and applies them during the massage.

*The massage therapist may often confer with physiotherapists, chiropractors, and doctors in order to design the proper treatment plan for a client.

*The therapist may often need to refer a client to different types of therapists if his or her condition would benefit from it.

*A professional massage therapist should educate clients on how to improve their posture and teach them strengthening, stretching, and rehabilitative exercises as well as relaxation techniques.

Training and Education Requirements

A certificate from either private or public institutions that offer massage therapy training.
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