Many people treat themselves to the soothing effects of a relaxing massage.  It is important to do a little prep work to make sure your massage session meets your expectations.  Here are a few tips for finding a qualified massage therapist so you can get results you are satisfied with.

Massage is often used to promote relaxation and relieve pain but Massage Therapy can also be used to relieve muscle tension.  It may also improve blood flow, relieve pressure on nerves, and restore normal joint movement.

When done properly, massage is considered safe. Certification by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) ensures that your massage therapist has a certain level of training and uses certain practice guidelines.  Don’t hesitate to check out your MT and make certain their level of expertise is what it should be.

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