Getting The Best Massage Experience

Getting The Best Massage ExperienceThe purpose of massage is to alleviate physical problems arising from emotional and physical stress and trauma. It takes expertise to be an effective masseuse, and it doesn’t come easy. As a person who needs a massage therapist, it takes some know-how to determine if you’re getting the best massage experience.

First of all, make sure your massage therapist is certified. And has insurance. That’s key because it shows that the practitioner has passed muster and is authorized to administer massages.

That’s not all that’s required of a massage therapist. Knowing the basics of massage that pass certification isn’t enough. It calls for expertise and personal acumen that makes the practitioner effective. It calls for knowing some basic medicine and knowing the right bedside manner. The massage therapist is there to make things go easy and smooth, not convoluted and stressful. It takes knowing the patient and diagnosing where the problem areas are in the body and how much both mental and in some cases spiritual, so as better to apply the proper massage techniques.

Your massage therapist should at first ask you tons of questions. They might even ask for your medical history. It’s because they don’t want to aggravate an existing or old physical problem. Knowing your regular routines, like what sports and activities you engage in will help the massage therapist better approach you.

The place where the massage takes place should be clean, professional looking, and most of all peaceful and tranquil. The right equipment should be placed for easy access and should be comfy as well. Since some massage therapists are taller than others, or stronger or whatever physical configuration, they’ll adjust their methods to the equally assorted shapes and sizes that clients come in. Basically, the proper massage therapist will accommodate you. If they don’t, if they’re rough, rude, pushy, then you’re dealing with someone only interested in money and not your well being.

It’s all about making your massage session and experience worthwhile.

So in a recap, a pro level massage therapist is going to have the credentials to back up their knowledge and skills. Their office will be clean, professional looking and accommodating to the clients. The massage therapist will ask the client a ton of questions during consultations which will involve lots of patient history, massage techniques, and more. A professional massage therapist will then discuss costs and client’s responsibilities such as not engaging in activities that cause the need for a massage therapist.

Massage therapy calls for not only scientific, medical, and other sciences, but primarily the skills to apply massage for effective and sane treatments that should go hand-in-hand with your regular work and exercise regimens as well as lifestyle overall.

One might say that a massage therapist has a real ‘hands on’ occupation.

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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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