Myotherapist Examines Patient's Shoulder

Myotherapy is a method of relieving muscle pain and spasms and improving overall circulation through applied pressure to trigger points. Pressure is applied using fingers, knuckles, and elbows. Those who practice myotherapy are called myotherapists.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Apply pressure to patients' trigger points to relieve pain, improve circulation, and alleviate muscle spasms
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Mathematics
Experience Clinical training
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Helpful
  • Technical
  • Coaching/Physical Training
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Much Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Self-Employed or Myotherapy Instructor
  • Myotherapist
  • Massage Therapist or Myotherapy Assistant

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