Massage therapists help their clients overcome physical and emotional problems by manipulating the body's soft tissues and applying pressure on sore areas. Common activities include assessing client condition, using hands or special equipment to deliver massages, stimulating circulation, relieving pain, maintaining records, and referring clients to other therapies when necessary.
Common skills include extensive massage expertise, knowledge of various massage types, good communication and interpersonal skills, and business management skills. Massage therapists often require massage training and certification.
Estimated U.S. wage range:
$65 - $80 an hour
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