Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. Using various techniques, therapists relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, reduce stress, enhance muscle and joint function, and aid in the general wellness of clients. Massage therapists work in an array of settings, such working alone or in collaboration with other health care providers or multi-disciplinary clinic settings, spas, nursing homes, and fitness centres. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices.
Academic and Licensing Requirements
- Completion of high school or equivalent
Currently, a 2200-hour program is required to join a professional association in Nova Scotia, which gives you access to professional liability insurance and billing authority with private health insurance.