How to find experienced professional massage therapist

male-massage-therapistThe data is in on the benefits of massage therapy and people looking for a qualified massage therapist should know the ins and outs on how to find one.

First thing’s first, is the massage therapist certified for the job? Each state has it’s certification board and a professional massage therapist should be able to pass the exams and get their cert. If not you may be dealing with a person who is just playing by ear and that could lead to disaster down the road. Not everyone has that magic tough but this is an area of physical therapy that calls for expertise, knowing the body and working with physicians to see to the betterment of a patient. There’s no second guessing here.

Next, is the massage therapist experienced or right out of the gate? You want a therapist who has had experience in massage therapy to the point you feel comfortable with them attending to you. Ask them about their education and clientele. Any testimonials to be read? Might they have been showcased in the media? Do they have their own fan following? If ti’s a lengthy fan following you can backtrack to see the progression of their success. Find out where they got their education and contact those institutions so that you can verify things.

Convenience, prices, insurance, do they have it? Where are they located because you don’t wan to go too far but you don’t want to compromise quality regarding distance. Just because a massage therapist is near but not as qualified or charges lower means you go for it. Cheap is what you get. Your health is not worth taking chances over. As far for insurance goes you want one with the right coverage. Any massage therapist that doesn’t means you’re asking for trouble.

Finally, your search for a massage therapist should cover two primary areas. Recommendations from trusted sources and proper advertising. Your doctor is the best source. They’ll usually have a roster of professionals they recommend and sometimes there will be a massage therapist in the same offices. That would make your trip short for sure. Family and friends chip in as well but be careful here. Family and friends will recommend family and friends whether the therapist is top notch or not. Gt the statistics on each recommendation as mentioned earlier. Know their history, credentials and more. Once you’ve found your choice you’ll be on your way to a good deal of betterment.
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About Doug Powell

Doug Powell, LMT, is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Florida offering Swedish, deep tissue, sports and therapeutic massage therapy. He is a graduate of the Orlando Institute of Massage Therapy where he finished his studies at the top of his class. He has practiced professional massage therapy in Orlando since 1996 and is a member of the Massage Network and International Massage Association. If you suffer from chronic muscle tension, pain or persistent stress, discover how my professional services can help you! Get Well and Stay Well My goal as a natural health care practitioner is to encourage the body and mind to regain and maintain their normal function. Indeed, when you create health, dis-ease disappears. As you help the body regain it’s normal function, many health problems resolve naturally. Some of the conditions I have successfully worked with include: low back pain joint pain neck and shoulder pain chronic low energy/weakness stress overload Is This Work Right for You? People come to me for a variety of reasons. For many, a weekly massage serves as an antidote to stress or as a recuperative phase of their fitness program. Others are looking for help with chronic pain or injuries. The services I offer are tailored to meet your needs whether you are ill, in tip-top shape, or somewhere in between. The goal is to increase your wellness: your vitality, your ease of movement, the function of your body, and your peace of mind.
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