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Licensed Massage Practitioner 2017-06-18T12:11:20+00:00
A doctor of phyiscal therapy has completed a postprofessional program to increase their knowlege and skills to that of a clinical doctor.

Licensed Massage Practitioner (LMP)

A licensed massage practitioner or LMP is an individual who has completed their education and obtained a state-regulated license to practice massage therapy a clinical setting. Massage therapists mobilize soft tissues to help patients rehabilitate from injury using evidence-based techniques. Licensed massage practitioners have earned their degree at an accredited school and logged over 500 hours of training before they are eligible for a license.

Clinical massage therapists practice massage differently from recreational masseurs at a spa or resort. While treatments can be relaxing, clinical massage therapists focus on specific problem areas and the functional outcomes of the treatment. The prescribed treatments are based on evidence from medical studies. Clinical massage therapists work closely with a patient’s healthcare team to facilitate healing and rehabilitation.