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Massage and Related Therapeutic Professions

Massage and related therapeutic professions are fields within health care that are designed to improve circulation, reduce stress and relieve pain. Continue reading to determine if an education and career in massage and/or related therapeutic professions is right for you.

Inside Massage and Related Therapeutic Professions

Massage therapists manipulate the soft-tissue muscles throughout the body to reduce stress, treat injuries and promote general health in a patient. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are more than 80 types of massage techniques used, including Swedish, sports, neuromuscular, reflexology and deep-tissue (www.bls.gov). Therapists may specialize in multiple types of techniques and treatments to meet a client's needs.

Most massage therapists work part time or are self-employed. They usually work by appointment. These therapists may work in a variety of settings, including sports centers, hospitals and nursing homes. If self-employed, therapists must provide their own equipment such as massage tables, oils and pillows. The work of a massage therapist is physically demanding, and most therapists do not work more than 40 hours per week.

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