Massage Therapist Career
Massage therapists use touch to manipulate soft-tissue muscles of clients for either therapeutic or relaxation purposes. They have over 80 types, or modalities, of massage to select from, each of which requires a certain technique. Most therapists specialize in a few modalities to provide massages ranging from five minutes to two hours. Physical condition and needs of the client usually determine the type and length of massage.
Massage therapists work by appointment in private offices, within the home of a client, or at locations like fitness centers, hospitals, or even airports.