What's it like to be a Massage Therapist?
Massage Therapists are trained to manipulate the soft tissue of the body to treat pain, discomfort, injuries, stress or other conditions of their clients. Massage Therapists may specialise in particular form of massage therapy, such remedial, sports, relaxation and pregnancy massage.
Tasks and duties
- Assessing soft tissue dysfunction.
- Providing massage therapy to maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or enhance wellbeing.
- Manipulating muscles or other soft tissues of the body.
- Providing clients with advice on how to manage or improve soft tissue conditions.
Massage Therapists commonly treat conditions such as neck and back pain, tendonitis, or postural strains.
What can I earn as a Massage Therapist?
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How to become a Massage Therapist
- Complete a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy (HLT42015). This course will provide you with the essential techniques of relaxation massage, incorporating neuromuscular techniques and sports massage. It also incorporates massage business practices and practical clinic hours.
- Further your training by completing Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT52015). This course provides you with a deeper level of understanding of the human body and the art of massage, enabling you to treat more specific and complex conditions.
- You may choose to join a professional association such as the Association of Massage Therapists, or the Australian Traditional Medicine Society.
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