How to choose your therapist
Over the years, many of my clients have asked me how it is possible for every massage experience to be so completely different and why there is such variance in styles, quality and cost. The answer to these questions is three fold.
First, massage therapy is highly subjective. A therapists technique, or style, is directly reflective of the massage school where they received their training and the amount of creative ingenuity they bring to each session. Massage therapy is a science and an art. Choose a therapist that has training in your specific needs. For example, you don't want a sports massage to manage stress and anxiety.
Second, massage is a kinesthetic, or hands on, learning experience. I like to think of every client as my greatest teacher. It is only through the dedication of years of practice that one can become confident and proficient in the art of touch. Choose a therapist with years of experience and training under his or her belt.
And third, like in any profession, as a therapist adds more training, skills and experience to his or her practice, they should feel confident in asking a reasonable fee reflective of their level of proficiency. Choose a therapist that values his or her own worth.
Lastly, always feel free to ask questions about training, experience and anything else before making an appointment. We are here to support you in your health care goals.