Finding the right massage therapist
Determining the right fit for you
Are you looking for a massage therapist? Not just anyone, but one who is right for you and your needs? Finding the right massage therapist for your health needs will make a big difference in your healing and recovery. Here are some useful tips to help you find the right massage therapist:
Define Your Goals
What do you expect from the massage? Is it for relaxation or to treat sore and tense muscles or to reduce chronic pain? Are you looking for a way to maintain your overall health, or do you need help with a sport injury? Knowing what you want from a massage session will produce a more satisfactory visit.
Do Your Homework
The Internet provides a wealth of information when it comes to researching for a good massage therapist. Whether you use Google, Yelp or customers’ reviews, these tools can point you in the right direction. You can also ask friends and family for recommendation, especially if they have a favorite massage therapist.
Talk to your health provider. Since they’re familiar with your health status, they will be in the position to refer you to a massage therapist with experience in that specialized modality to treat your condition or complaint.
Make the Call
A simple call is all it takes to make sure the massage therapist is a right fit for you. Ask questions like: What is the style and techniques used? What is the philosophy of care? How many years of experience and what kind of specialty or experience does the massage therapist have? Ask about the different modalities of treatments available and if they’re familiar with your particular health needs.
Make sure the massage therapist is certified. A trained massage therapist usually has at least 500 hours of training (if not more) from an accredited school. You can find out if the school is accredited by calling the school directly or checking the facts online.
These simple tips will ensure that you’re not just walking into a massage therapy session, hoping you have found the right one. With a little investigative work and intuitive judgment, you will arrive at a better decision.
We have a team of certified and experienced massage therapists, as well as other complementary health specialists, who are here for your well-being needs. Schedule an appointment today.