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Massage Therapist

Massage Therapists perform therapeutic massage and administer body treatments for health, fitness and remedial purposes.

Overview

Massage Therapists perform therapeutic massage and administer body treatments for health, fitness and remedial purposes.

Day-to-day

  • massaging the soft tissues of the body, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments, to assist healing
  • utilising a range of massage techniques to enhance sports performance and prevent injury
  • administering treatments to promote relaxation, improve circulation and relieve muscle tension
  • assessing and treating specific soft tissue dysfunction and providing rehabilitation advice
  • employing other techniques, such as acupressure or Shiatsu, and complementary aids, such as infra-red lamps, wet compresses, ice, essential oils and herbal and mineral therapies, to assist recovery
  • assessing client's physical condition and case history and advising on stretching exercises and relaxation techniques.

Considerations

  • irregular hours.

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$1,038 / week
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