Massage Therapist

Overview

Performs therapeutic massage and administers body treatments for relaxation, health, fitness and remedial purposes.

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

Tasks

  • massaging the soft tissues of the body, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments, to assist healing
  • utilising a range of massage techniques to enhance sports performance and prevent injury
  • administering treatments to promote relaxation, improve circulation and relieve muscle tension
  • assessing and treating specific soft tissue dysfunction and providing rehabilitation advice
  • employing other techniques, such as acupressure or Shiatsu, and complementary aids, such as infra-red lamps, wet compresses, ice, essential oils and herbal and mineral therapies, to assist recovery
  • assessing client's physical condition and case history and advising on stretching exercises and relaxation techniques

Specialisations

  • Chinese (Tui-Na) Masseur
  • Remedial Masseur
  • Shiatsu Therapist
  • Sports Medicine Masseur
  • Thai Masseur

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

8 courses found.