|Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
| 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.
| Maintain treatment records.
| Develop and propose client treatment plans that specify which types of massage are to be used.
| Apply finger and hand pressure to specific points of the body.
| Assess clients` soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion.
| Provide clients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and rehabilitative exercises.
| Treat clients in professional settings or travel to clients` offices and homes.
| 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.
|Top Skills used in this Job
| Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
| Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
| Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
| Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
| Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
| Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
| Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
| Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
| Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
| Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.