What Every Consumer Needs To Know Before Visiting A Massage Therapist
As more consumers turn to massage therapy for medical conditions and to relieve stress, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) wants to share some tips with the public to help them find a massage therapist who is trained and qualified.
Consumers should ask the following questions of a massage therapist before getting a massage:
– Are you licensed to practice massage?
– Are you a member of the American Massage Therapy Association?
– Where did you receive your massage therapy training?
– Are you Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork?
Trained massage therapists are happy to share their credentials with clients. AMTA professional members have demonstrated a level of skill and knowledge through education and/or testing and are required to meet continuing education standards to retain membership. Consumers can rest assured that their massage therapist has met minimum education and training standards if he or she is a member of AMTA. Although, we suggest a massage therapist that is a member of AMTA, there are many...