What is Therapeutic Massage?

As a guide, therapists who provide therapeutic massage assist people who seek relief from aches, pains and stress-related symptoms. These therapists should hold a minimum Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice.

A typical therapeutic massage will involve establishing the area of the body or condition requiring attention. Referring to the Swiss Massage techniques as a guide, the therapist will use effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, and vibration. Compression stokes, skin rolling, rocking, and shaking can be applied using one or both hands.