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Massage Therapists

Median hourly wage:

$31.03/hr

What you do:

Massage therapists assess soft tissues and joints of the body for treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders. They work in private practice, including group or team practices, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres and educational institutions.

Main job duties:

  • Assess clients by conducting range of motion and muscle tests and propose treatment plans
  • Explain procedures, risks and benefits to clients
  • Administer massage techniques, treating soft tissues and joints of the body through soft tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, joint pain and lower grade mobilizations, remedial exercise programs and client self-help programs
  • Suggest home care instructions and provide information about techniques for further postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises
  • Maintain records of treatments given
  • May consult with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians and psychologists when developing treatment plans for clients.

Skills:

Interpersonal communication skills
Teamwork skills
Fast-paced setting
Charting software
Scheduling

Job title examples:

Massage therapist (MT)
Registered massage practitioner
Registered massage therapist (RMT)

Hourly wages:

$18.53 low

$31.03 median

$57.11 high

Education & Training:

Massage Therapy Elegance College https://elegance.on.ca/programs/massage-therapy/

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