Finding a Qualified Massage Therapist
Now that you are familiar with the vast benefits of regular massage therapy for aid in secondary conditions or to complement your regular exercise routine, the next step is to find a qualified massage therapist to assist you. First, discuss your massage therapy interests with your physician and he or she may prescribe you to a certain form of therapy and frequency. Other medical practitioners to consult with would be chiropractors, physical therapists, or occupational therapists. Wellness centers or medical spas would also be beneficial, but make sure the massage therapists are licensed and certified in the specific form of therapy you are requesting. The American Massage Therapy Association has a “find a massage therapist®” search tool where you can browse by keyword, name, and location for a licensed massage therapist http://www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/index.html. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork also has a searchable database for qualified massage therapists http://www.ncbtmb.com/tools/find-a-certified-massage-therapist.
As you have learned, massage therapy can be beneficial in a variety of modalities for specific disabilities or health conditions. Try adding this complementary therapy into your personal health promotion plan and I hope that it aids in creating for you: total body wellness.