The work of a medical massage therapist differs from that of a general massage therapist. Medical massage therapists have advanced training and experience that allows them to focus on healing injuries, improving function, or increasing circulation, with orders from a physician guiding their massage treatments. General massage therapists, on the other hand, mainly work in spas and focus on providing relaxation to their clients. While they may use similar techniques and even alleviate some pain, their main goal is not treating a medical condition but rather promoting relaxation and reducing stress for their clients.
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