“Let’s face it. Not all the massages we’ve gotten in our past were what we were looking for.”~ Edan Harari, LMT
Whether you are first timer or a long time patron to massage therapy, there will be a time that we need to seek out THE best massage therapist in a certain massage clinic. But how will you find one? Here are some easy ways you can take.
Set your Goals
First, you need to identify your goals for a massage session. For example, you seek for a massage because you are stressed and you need to relax. It may also be that you want to improve your work performance, or just want to enhance your health and well-being.
Secondly, think what is the reason why you want to see a massage therapist.
- Did a medical professional suggest you try massage?
- Do you experience a condition that you hope having a massage therapy might alleviate?
- Do you know someone who has the same condition as you who have been cured by a massage?
With this, you can identify your goal, why you need to have a massage and what specific skills of the massage therapist that you want.
Get some names
Some of us are comfortable getting or considering a personal referral from our friend and sometimes they can even answer some of our questions related to massage – its benefits and their experience when they visit a massage therapist. You can also seek for referrals from a health care provider or a medical specialist.
Consider your personal preferences
You might need to include or wipe out a potential massage therapist or style based on your personal preferences. For instance:
- Would you prefer with a male or female therapist?
- Is the area important? (In the event that you plan to go a few times per week, you might need to discover a specialist near work or home.)
Make a call to find more about the therapist
On the off chance that you don’t have this information, you can call and ask about:
- Style or strategies the massage therapist used
- Philosophy of consideration
- Number of years of practice
- Specialty area, involvement with specific conditions (diabetes, coronary illness, pregnancy, severe neck and back pains), training, advance certification
- If the specialist has a place with expert associations