Massage Therapist

Minimum 12th pass

Minimum experience of 5 years in the relevant field

The tasks a Masseur is expected to perform include:

Massaging various parts of the body by hand or machines

Removing stiffness, sprains and pains with massage

Working towards toning up muscles by improving blood circulation and stimulating the nervous system

Skilled in therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints

Familiar with the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength

Skilled in proposing therapy plans to the client

Knowledge of all the principles and processes of various types of massages

Training in head massage and body massage


Good communication skills

Hard working



Good time management skills

It is not a desk job

Need not supervise a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience of 1 to 3 years - INR 10,000 to INR 12,000 per monthFor candidates with experience of 2 to 5 years - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well as private players. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments,includingprimary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance and medical tourism. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2012-18. Rising income means a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

Considering all these aspects it is safe to say that the job demand for a Masseur is likely to increase in future.

Health centres


Nursing homes


Government and private hospitals

Cities and towns across India