Massage Therapist Skills

List of Massage Therapy Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters and Interviews

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Here's a list of massage therapy skills for resumes, cover letters, job applications, and interviews. Required skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.

Massage Therapist Skills

A - CO

  • Ability to Interface Comfortably with Clients in Pain
  • Active Listening
  • Adaptability
  • Analytical
  • Applying Knowledge of Human Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Arm Strength
  • Arranging Work Stations
  • Assessing Physical Limitations of Clients
  • Attention to Detail
  • Basic Computational
  • Chair Massage
  • Cleaning and Sterilizing Work Area
  • Collaboration 
  • Compassion
  • Consulting with Other Health Professionals
  • Continual Learning

CP - G

  • CPR
  • Creating a Relaxing Atmosphere for Clients
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service
  • Deep Tissue Massage 
  • Developing Treatment Plans
  • Diagnostic 
  • Documenting Sessions
  • Educating Clients Regarding Exercises for Home Care
  • Empathy 
  • Ethical Integrity
  • Explaining  Massage Modalities to Clients
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Friendly Approach to Clients
  • Greeting Clients and Establishing Rapport

H - O

  • Hand Strength
  • Interacting Effectively with Diverse Clientele
  • Interpersonal 
  • Interviewing Clients Regarding Medical History
  • Maintaining Patient Confidentiality
  • Maintaining Positive Attitude
  • Making Referrals to Health Service Professionals
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Marketing 
  • Memorizing Medical and Scientific Terms
  • Monitoring Supply of Massage Products
  • Multitasking
  • Myofascial Release
  • Organizational

P - Z

  • Pampering Clientele
  • Physical Stamina
  • Prioritizing 
  • Problem Solving
  • Promoting Services
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Recognizing Their Own Limitations
  • Reliability
  • Selling Other Spa Services
  • Stretching Muscles of Clients
  • Teamwork
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Time Management
  • Trigger Point Massage
  • Verbal Communication
  • Working Independently

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