A licensed massage therapist (LMT) uses massage to help patients with pain and/or to help them relax. They use their hands to knead, rub, rock, compress, and stroke specific areas of the client's body to help relieve pain caused by stress, injuries, and surgeries, stimulating blood circulation and relaxing muscles. Some therapists also use methods such as water therapy and steam and dry heat treatments in addition to massages. There are many different styles of massage therapy, such as shiatsu, reflexology, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, and hot stone massage, among many others. Most therapists know and use many different techniques.
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Tasks
Provide a clean, sanitary room, and drape clients professionally.
Perform massages for specified amounts of time.
Greet, interview, and obtain consent from clients.
Promote health and wellness information to clients and the public to generate new clients.