What does a Massage Therapist do?
A massage therapist is responsible for guiding clients through service offerings while helping them choose the types of messages they would benefit them the most. Massage therapists perform massages in a manner that prevents injuries to their own wrists and other parts of their body as well as the guests. Additionally, a massage therapist obtains a detailed history from clients, including information about any injuries or conditions, such as diabetes. Massage therapists can work in a variety of settings including spas, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers.
A current and valid state license for massage therapy as well as 4 years of experience as a massage therapist is required for massage therapists. Successful massage therapists possess excellent verbal communication skills and are able to stand for extended periods.