Massage therapists knead muscles and other soft tissues of the body to provide treatment for injuries and to promote general wellness. Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients. Duties Massage therapists typically do the following: Talk with clients about their symptoms, medical history, and desired results Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body Manipulate muscles and other soft tissues of the body Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and.