Finding the right massage therapist can often be a difficult task, as there are many to choose from. While many people don’t need a therapist unless they are in pain, some experience the benefits of regular care. No matter what your reasons for seeking out a massage therapist, there are always a few things you should know when using one.

finding a massage therapist

When looking for a therapist, there are a few things you should consider. Is the therapist licensed? What type of massages does the therapist offer? What is their approach to healing? Will they work with you on your specific needs? Does the therapist have insurance? How much do they charge?

1. Ask if the therapist is currently licensed.

Licensing is not universal. In the United States, each state requires a current license to practice. 

In Colorado, DORA manages licensing standards and status. You can check the status of a license in their directory.

2.  What type of massages does the therapist offer?

Make sure you know what modalities your massage therapist specializes in. If you require a specific kind of massage, you want to know that your therapist can support you.

Kamati Wellness specializes in 5 modalities:

  • Corrective Massage
  • Restorative, Massage
  • Thai Yoga Bodywork
  • Pre/Postnatal Massage
  • Maya Abdominal Massage

You can learn more about our modalities and what each type is helpful for on our blog.

3. Will they work with you on your specific needs?

Does your massage therapist create treatment or care plans? Ask about how they customize their practices to your needs. When having this conversation, be clear and specific about your needs.

4. Does the therapist have insurance?

Find out if your massage therapist carries general and/or professional liability insurance. Depending on the state you live in, carrying insurance may be required to maintain an active license.

In Colorado, all licensed massage therapists must carry liability insurance.

5. How much do they charge?

Not all massage therapists charge the same rates. Specialty modalities may incur higher prices. Be sure that you are finding the right massage therapist for you and that you can afford their fees.

View Kamati Wellness pricing here.

What are some tips for finding a good therapist? 

Finding a good massage therapist is important. Asking questions is a good first step to getting what you want. Without the right therapist, you won’t be able to relax or relieve all the stress and tension in your body. That’s why you need to do some homework to find the right therapist for you.

Without having an appointment first, it’s not a good idea to show up at a spa or wellness center. Get a reference from a friend or colleague. You can also explore well-reviewed massage businesses on Google. 

The primary focus of finding a massage therapist is that you should be able to trust them. This is the basis of any relationship and a good therapist should be able to make you feel confident that they have experience, are knowledgeable, and certified.

Finding the right massage therapist should be a matter of finding someone who you connect with and trust to be able to relieve your pain in the most effective way. 

Ready to reap the benefits of massage therapy? Book a massage with Kamati Wellness now.