What are some jobs in massage therapy?


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Some jobs in massage therapy include working at a resort or spa, as an employee of a massage corporation, or as a solo practitioner with an individual client base. Other massage therapists specialize in massages for elite athletes or in orthopedic massage for injury rehabilitation.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects above average growth for the massage therapy industry through 2022. Some therapists specialize in deep-tissue massage or prenatal massage. Many states license massage therapists in a similar way that a state might license other professional occupations.

Because massage is a physically demanding profession, any therapist that spends more than 17 hours per week giving massage treatments is a full-time therapist, according to the American Massage Therapy Association. If a therapist works at a spa, the spa might offer other treatments such as facials and hair and nail treatments.

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