Massage Therapist

Massage therapists use techniques to massage the soft tissues and joints to relax and ease the body. They use relaxation techniques, hydrotherapy, and joint mobilization to relieve and ease patient's pain.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

High School Diploma

Academic Science - Grade 12

Vaccinations current

Criminal Record Check

Police Record Check

Proof of consultation in a registered massage practice

Daily tasks

  • Greet the client
  • Relieve the patient’s physical and muscular pain
  • Establish personalized treatment and work programs to improve the patient’s well-being
  • Meet with patients regularly to work with them
  • Advise other health professionals when working as a team

Required skills

  • Ability to assess, plan and implement a care program
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$27,24 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $56 659

Min hourly rate: $12,55 / h ($26 104)

Max hourly rate: $41,67 / h ($86 674)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Hospital center
  • Private clinic
  • Self-employed

Training institutions

Type of diploma obtained

College diploma

Years of study: 2

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