Massage Therapist

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Massage therapists assess and treat the soft tissue of the body for therapeutic purposes.

Massage therapists may perform the following tasks:

Specialisations:

Massage Therapists may specialise in one or more of the following techniques:

-Remedial Massage - assists in rehabilitation, pain and injury management.

-Therapeutic or Relaxation Massage - promotes wellbeing, improves sleep and treats anxiety and tension.

-Sports Massage - treats and prevents injuries, improves recovery and increases flexibility and endurance.

-Structural Bodywork - addresses injuries and dysfunction caused by postural and biomechanical strain.

-Oncology, Palliative Care and Geriatric Massage - supports the primary care of patients with chronic illnesses, such as cancer.

-Pregnancy and Paediatric Massage - supports the primary care of pregnant women and infants.

Massage therapists spend a lot of time standing. Although the work is physically demanding, it requires stamina rather than strength.

Massage therapists employ a range of techniques and complementary aids, such as heat and cold packs, tape and essential oils.

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