Competent authority Authority
Massage therapist (m/f)
German: Masseur/in und medizinische(r) Bademeister/in

Fields of work

Massage therapists mainly work in hospitals, at massage practices, at health centres or in rehabilitation clinics. They also find employment in care services and at spa baths and saunas. In addition, they may work at health and beauty spa hotels or for companies which offer private customers and companies massage treatments at home or in the workplace.

Professional experience

Massage therapists offer their patients or customers various physical treatment procedures.

The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.

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