Massage types

Description

Techniques used and types of massage therapies such as shiatsu, deep tissue massage, Swedish, hot stone and Thai massage.

Alternative labels

different types of massage
variety of massage treatments
kinds of massage
variety of massage forms
massage therapies
types of massage
forms of massage
variety of massage therapies
classifications of massages
variety of massage techniques

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Massage types is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Masseur/masseuse: Masseurs/masseuses perform massages to help their clients relax and de-stress according to their preferences. They use appropriate massages, equipment and oils and also instruct their clients on techniques to improve relaxation.
Massage therapist: Massage therapists provide therapeutic massage treatments to improve the well-being of their clients. They perform a variety of massage types such as shiatsu and swedish massage, according to their client’s needs and preferences.
Shiatsu practitioner: Shiatsu practitioners provide health maintenance, health education, whole health evaluation and recommendations for wellbeing, and treatment of certain illness through energetic evaluation of the body’s life energy system (Ki) and regulation of the life energy system through various energetic and manual techniques.

Optional knowledge

Massage types is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Complementary therapist: Complementary therapists use a range of complementary and alternative therapies to work simultaneously with the clients` body, mind, and spirit in a holistic approach. They offer practices and services for holistic wellbeing, health maintenance, health education, health promotion and prevention of illness, along with the sustainable treatment of certain illnesses, especially chronic illnesses. Their practices include but are not limited to acupuncture, aromatherapy, banotherapy, homeopathy, and herbal medicine.

 


 

References

  1. Massage types – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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