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Massage TherapistAlternative titles

Kaihaumanu Mirimiri

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Masseuse
Masseur

Massage therapists manipulate the soft tissue of people's bodies to treat a variety of ailments, and to help people relax.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Pay

Most massage therapists earn about
$50-$120
per hour
Source: Massage New Zealand, September 2014.

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
1,712
Year 2011
1,635
Year 2010
1,532
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities

Average

Chances of getting a job as a massage therapist are average for those wanting to enter the role, but good for those with experience.


How to get into this job

See 'How to enter the job'

Useful school subjects

Biology

Health

Physical Education

This job page includes information about:

Swedish massage

Shiatsu

Ayurvedic massage

Reflexology

Stone massage

Sports therapy massage

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A close-up picture of a massage therapist's hands massaging a client's back.

Massage therapists manipulate the soft tissue of people's bodies

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Updated 22 Sep 2014