Job description Massage Therapist (MT) near Calgary (AB)

Find out what work is like for a massage therapist (MT) in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Massage therapists (NOC 3236).

Massage therapists


Massage therapists assess soft tissues and joints of the body for treatment and prevention of dysfunction, injury, pain and physical disorders. They work in private practice, including group or team practices, hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres and educational institutions.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Assess clients by conducting range of motion and muscle tests and propose treatment plans
  • Explain procedures, risks and benefits to clients
  • Administer massage techniques, treating soft tissues and joints of the body through soft tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, joint pain and lower grade mobilizations, remedial exercise programs and client self-help programs
  • Suggest home care instructions and provide information about techniques for further postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation and rehabilitative exercises
  • Maintain records of treatments given
  • May consult with other health care professionals such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians and psychologists when developing treatment plans for clients.
  • Massage therapists may be trained in various specialized massage techniques.

Job titles

  • massage therapist (MT)
  • registered massage therapist (RMT)
  • registered massage practitioner

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