Skills Massage Therapist (MT) near Calgary (AB)

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a massage therapist (MT) in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Massage therapists (NOC 3236).


People working in this occupation usually apply the following skill set.

  • Maintain records of treatments given
  • Massage and knead muscles and soft tissues of the body
  • Apply finger and hand pressure to specific points of the body
  • Administer massage techniques through soft tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, joint pain and lower grade mobilizations
  • Explain procedures, risks and benefits to clients
  • Assess clients by conducting range of motion and muscle tests and propose treatment plans
  • Suggest home care instructions and provide information about techniques
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