|Quick Facts: Massage Therapists|
What Massage Therapists Do
Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body.
Massage therapists work in an array of settings, such as spas, franchised clinics, physicians’ offices, hotels, and fitness centers. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to give a massage.
How to Become a Massage Therapist
Massage therapists typically complete a postsecondary education program of 500 or more hours of study and experience, although standards and requirements vary by state or other jurisdictions. Most states regulate massage therapy and require massage therapists to have a license or certification.
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More Information, Including Links to O*NET
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