Remedial Massage Therapist
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A remedial massage therapist is a qualified professional who uses massage to treat musculoskeletal conditions. Remedial massage therapists use a range of techniques on clients to treat injuries, improve circulation, promote relaxation and relieve stress and pain.
Massage therapists work with a variety of specialists, including chiropractors, physicians, psychologists, and physiotherapists to assist with treatments.
Remedial massage therapists first and foremost understand their clients’ demands and requirements by assessing their pain. Then they employ a variety of methods to focus on treating and relieving the target areas.
Remedial massage therapists employ a range of massage techniques that are customized to each individual client. The therapist will use their hands, elbows, forearms, and sometimes feet to apply pressure to the tissue and muscles.
They may also incorporate the use of heat, cold, water, or topical treatments in order to facilitate the massage. In some cases, a remedial massage therapist will also provide stretches or exercises that the client can do at home to help speed up the healing process.
- Attend and particapte in meetings and training sessions.
- In-depth client consultations to discuss the details surrounding the problemed areas.
- Walk the client through several movements to assess the extent of the injuries, joint mobility, muscle tension etc.
- Implement specific treatment techniques based on the outcome of the assessment.
- Sterilise equipment and launder towels.
- Provide clients with a treatment plan outlining lifestyle changes they can implement, exercise etc.
- Perform remedial massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, trigger point therapy and other various massage techniques.
- Comply with all applicable standards, rules and regulations.
- Take bookings and manage cancellations.
- Diploma level qualification or suitable equivalent in remedial massage
- Previous work experience as a massage therapist
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Comfortable with performing massages on diverse clients.
Remedial Massage Therapists can work in various a variety of different settings:
- Wellness spas
- Private practices
- Wellness retreats
- Cruise ships
- Sporting Clubs
Qualified massage therapists can also start their own home business and register for private healthcare funding to offer medicare rebates to their clients.
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Generally, you require a nationally recognised qualification to be employed as a Remedial Massage Therapist in Australia. Common qualifications include:
What our trainer has to say
“Anyone can be a remedial massage therapist with the right training and determination. It takes hard work and dedication, but it can be a very rewarding career. Helping people to feel better and live pain-free is an amazing feeling. If you’re considering a career in massage therapy, go for it! You could change someone’s life for the better.”