Once you have completed your ACC training and earned your diploma, you'll be ready to pursue exciting career opportunities as an entry-level massage therapist.
On the job, you'll use your hands, fingers, forearms and elbows to knead the muscles and soft tissues of your clients' bodies to treat injuries and promote general wellness. You may specialize in more than one style of massage requiring different techniques, such as Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, or sports massage.
As a massage therapist, your day-to-day responsibilities* may include:
- Talking with clients about symptoms, medical history, and desired results
- Evaluating clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
- Manipulating muscles or other soft tissues of the body
- Relieving pain, rehabilitating injuries, reducing stress, increasing relaxation, and aiding in the general wellness of clients
- Providing clients with guidance on how to improve posture, stretching, strengthening, and overall relaxation
- Offering clients information about additional relaxation techniques to practice between sessions
- Traveling to clients' homes or offices to provide a massage
You'll be on your way!
As you begin your career as a massage therapist, the ongoing development of your skills can create increased opportunities for advancement. Even after you are employed, ACC's Career Services team will remain committed to providing you with the resources, support and personalized assistance you need to keep your health care career on the fast track.