The Work of a Massage Therapist

What does a Massage Therapist do?

First, we should point out that - in our own way - we are all massage therapists. The most basic form of massage is touching.

We rub our elbow when we bump it on the corner of a table; we hold hands with loved ones to show support and comfort; we pat teammates on the back in assurance and congratulations. All of these are examples of massage in its most basic form. The practice, form, and industry of massage therapy stems from this this natural and basic form.

A Massage Therapist studies methods of touching and learns how combining different systems and techniques can alleviate pain, stimulate healing, and rejuvenate our spirits.

Does this sound like the perfect career for you?

Schools to consider:
Mildred Elley
Locations:
  • Albany, NY
  • Pittsfield, MA
Lincoln Tech
Locations:
  • Somerville, MA
  • Lincoln, RI
Programs available:
Gwinnett College
Locations:
  • Raleigh, NC
Programs available:
ECPI University
Locations:
  • Henrico, VA
  • Newport News, VA
Miller-Motte Technical College
Locations:
  • Augusta, GA
  • Conway, SC
Programs available:
Miller-Motte College
Locations:
  • Wilmington, NC
Programs available:
CDI College
Locations:
  • Calgary, AB
  • Edmonton, AB