Massage therapists - Emploi d'avenir

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Massage therapists

Assess the soft tissue and joints of the body to treat and prevent dysfunctions, injuries, pain and physical ailments.
You know how to listen to the public. Your knowledge of the human body, your manual skills and your good physical condition will be used on a daily basis. Your ease of communication and your autonomy will allow you to stand out.

 
Average salaryNot published
 

Description

Massage therapists assess soft tissues and joints of the body for treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders. Massage therapists work in private practice, including group or team practices, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres and educational institutions.

Main tasks

  • Assess clients by conducting range of motion and muscle tests and propose treatment plans
  • Explain procedures, risks and benefits to clients
  • Administer massage techniques, treating soft tissues and joints of the body through soft tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, joint pain and lower grade mobilizations, remedial exercise programs and client self-help programs
  • Suggest home care instructions and provide information about techniques for further postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises
  • Maintain records of treatments given
  • May consult with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians and psychologists when developing treatment plans for clients.
* Massage therapists may be trained in various specialized massage techniques.

Training

No secondary, college or university-level programs of study are indexed for this trade or occupation.

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Estrie
  • Laval
  • Laurentides
  • Montérégie
  • Grande région de Montréal

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