How to Find a Good Massage Therapist

How to Find a Good Massage Therapist

 

This is a question we get frequently from clients. Unfortunately, I wasn’t sure how to answer at first. But after many questions and hearing a few horror stories I think I’ve found a way to make your search a little easier.

 

1.Ask for Referrals 

Getting recommendations for a massage from friends is always a good idea. You can even ask massage therapists for a recommendations if they are moving, don’t do the kind of massage you’re looking for, or work at a fancy spa that is out of your budget for ongoing treatments. If you’re local, massage therapists might even have a private practice at more affordable rates.

 

2. Try multiple people or in other words shop around.

I know that doesn’t sound very ideal to many people, but each therapist has a different touch and technique and unless you set up an appointment with them there’s no way to know weather or not you will like them.

 

3. Communicate with the therapist 

Tell the therapist why you are visiting. What kind of pressure do you like and what places are giving you the most trouble. Or politely express your preference on a technique that maybe another therapist used in the past that you enjoyed.

 

4. Look for Experience

At least five years experience is a good foundation for massage therapists. There are talented beginners and burned-out vets, but you’re more likely to find master massage therapists when they’ve had ten years experience.

 

I hope this helps you on your journey to finding a massage therapist that is right for you.

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