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.

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Quick Fact
In 2017, workers with a bachelor's degree or higher had almost twice as much
median earnings per week than workers with only a high school diploma*.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics