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Massage Therapist

413

Statewide
Job Postings
147th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
1,890

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$11.24 - $21.37

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$12.19 - $27.01

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Massage Therapist - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 413 job postings for the occupation of Massage Therapist in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Massage Therapist. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Massage Therapist Do:

Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

Common Job Activities:

  • Massage and knead muscles and soft tissues of the body to provide treatment for medical conditions, injuries, or wellness maintenance.
  • Confer with clients about their medical histories and problems with stress or pain to determine how massage will be most helpful.
  • Apply finger and hand pressure to specific points of the body.
  • Maintain treatment records.
  • Assess clients' soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion.
  • Treat clients in professional settings or travel to clients' offices and homes.
  • Provide clients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and rehabilitative exercises.
  • Develop and propose client treatment plans that specify which types of massage are to be used.
  • Refer clients to other types of therapists when necessary.
  • Consult with other health care professionals, such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians, and psychologists, to develop treatment plans for clients.
  • Perform other adjunctive therapies or treatment techniques in addition to massage.
  • Prepare and blend oils and apply the blends to clients' skin.
  • Use complementary aids, such as infrared lamps, wet compresses, ice, and whirlpool baths to promote clients' recovery, relaxation, and well-being.

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