What does a Massage Therapist do?
Massage therapy is an ancient practice, the origins of which is speculated on, but evidence of massage has found in ancient Egyptian ruins. It has come to mean any manipulation of the body’s soft tissue using finger, feet, elbows, forearms, or even a device to relieve pain or stress, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine recognizes at least 80 forms of massage therapy. It is undoubtedly one of, if not, the most common of the alternative medical techniques employed in the United States with massage therapists employed in even the most remote parts of the country.
How much does a Massage Therapist make?
The US Bureau of Labor reports that employment for massage therapists is likely to increase by 13% from 2018 through to 2028 as health and wellbeing remain high priorities to the American Public.
- Projected job growth 2018-2028 22%
- Median salary 2018 – $41,420