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Body Therapists

Descriptions & Duties

  • Body Therapists provide and recommend massage services and body conditioning treatments by applying different techniques (hands/ equipment) and care products for blood circulation, relaxation of muscle tense and increase of metabolism.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Trade Specific Competencies

Knowledge and skills for body massage and health treatments and application of equipment

Body Therapists must be able to master different body message and health treatments services and operate its body treatments' equipment.

Time-management knowledge and skills

Time-management skills are important for Body Therapists in scheduling appointments and providing services.

Customer-service knowledge and skills

Body Therapists must have good customer-service skills to retain current customers and attracting new ones.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A relevant recognised diploma or foundation certificate, or equivalent


  • 3 to 6 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $8,000-$10,000

Monthly Salary $10,000-$13,000

Monthly Salary $13,000-$20,000

Monthly Salary $16,000-$30,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Body Therapists typically work indoors in beauty care salons and often wear protective masks. Their work schedules include late evenings, weekends, and holidays and may work full time or part time.


  • Massage bed
  • Message Bed - Electrical type

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