www.websyte.com/subject Web Knowledgebase

Over 46,000 free articles designed to give you useful information on how to save money, make money, improve your health, happiness, and relationships.

What Every Consumer Needs To Know Before Visiting A Massage Therapist

Google
Web www.websyte.com/subject
Select a Topic

Addiction
Adsense
Adwords
Affiliate
Article
Auction
Auto And Trucks
Auto Insurance
Baby
Bankruptcy
Bathroom
Blog
Business
Business And Finance
Children
Computers And Internet
Cooking
Credit
Dating
Decorating
Depression
Diabetes
Diet
Dog
Dog Training
Domain
Dvd Reviews
Ebay
Education
Email Marketing
Family
Fishing
Food And Drink
Foot
Furniture
Gadgets And Gizmos
Garden
General Interest
Golf
Guitar
Hair
Health
History
Home
Home Business
Home Mortgage
Home Refinance
Home Schooling
How To
Insurance
Internet Marketing
Investing
Ipod
Job
Kids And Teens
Kitchen
Learning
Legal
Make Money
Marketing
Marriage
Massage
Maternity
Menopause
Mortgage
Online Business
Parenting
Party Planning
Pets And Animals
Photography
Real Estate
Refinance
Relationships
Remodeling
Retirement
Rss
Sales
Save
Self Improvement And Motivation
Shopping
Site Promotion
Speaking
Stocks
Success
Sudoku
Tips
Travel
Travel And Leisure
Voip
Wealth
Web Design And Development
Website
Wedding
Women
Work At Home
Writing

By AMTA

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 excellent massage therapists that are not members. Just be sure to view their credentials.

People today look to massage therapy for more than pampering. In fact, preliminary results from AMTA’s annual consumer survey suggest consumers seek massage for medical conditions more than just because it feels good. And, other healthcare providers often refer their patients to massage therapists.

Recent research shows that massage provides relief for chronic low back pain, eases pain and muscle spasms following bypass surgery, and is effective in treating lymphedema, a condition common among mastectomy survivors.

Finding a qualified massage therapist is easy by using AMTA’s free Find A Massage Therapist® national locator service. Simply click on Find a Massage Therapist, or call toll-free at 888-THE-AMTA (888-843-2682). A series of prompts will steer you through the process and will provide a list of member massage therapists you can contact in your area.

About The Author: The American Massage Therapy Association www.amtamassage.org is a resource center for massage therapists www.amtamassage.org/massage_ther.html and massage therapy www.amtamassage.org/consumers.html.