Massage is one of the most transformative experiences we experience. In few other activities are we so transformed mentally and physically as before and after a massage. Massage relaxes us, stimulates mental calmness, removes muscle pain, promotes our bodies’ natural healing processes and generally makes us feel great. As massage is such a powerful experience for our wellbeing, let us resolve to only allow the most talented massage therapists to touch and transform us.
First off, let us weed out all of the unlicensed massage therapists. Miami is filled with people of every kind practicing disciplines for which they have no licensure. Some feel they are “too talented to need a license” and some were “licensed in their country of origin.” While their talents may be all they imagine, it is obvious that we should not entrust our bodies to “massage therapists” who do not even meet the basic requirements of the state of Florida. You can use this tool provided by the Florida Department of Health to check the license status of any massage therapist in Miami, Florida: http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/IRM00PRAES/PRASLIST.ASP
Seeking out the right massage therapist for you
Basic online search
Start your online search in www.google.com with something basic like “Massage Miami.” This query will provide you with a wide variety of massage providers. For some therapists or companies, you may find helpful online reviews. Sometimes the impartial opinion of other massage customers can be of great assistance in making the important decision of finding a great massage therapist.
A Massage Therapist’s website says a lot
The next step is to take a quick look at a couple of Massage therapists’ websites and see how they make you feel. A website says a lot about the therapist or the company: what they think about their customers, the lengths they will go to insure you an amazing massage, and they quality of both the customer service and the actual massage.
What Type of Massage do you want?
There are a variety of massage treatments offered by therapists, so you’ll have a better massage if you hone in on the exact experience you are seeking. If you have found a massage therapist or two who piques your interest, read their ffered services carefully. A person suffering from chronic lower back pain will not be satisfied with a therapist who specializes in relaxation massage and stress relief; no matter how much the client ‘vibes’ with the therapist. If you cannot find your desired massage listed as a specialty of your proposed therapist, you may do better searching for the modality and location; eg. ‘Deep Tissue Sunny Isles’
Perhaps you want to speak directly with the therapist. Have no qualms about calling the therapist and asking whatever questions in order to feel most comfortable about your experience. Miami can be so rush rush and hustle and bustle, but the hour plus spent on your massage is YOUR time, so you should get exactly what you want.
Call the Massage Therapist
When you call a massage therapist or massage company how do they treat you on the phone? Are they excited to help you and eager to offer more helpful information about massage in general and the massage that is right for you? Or are they dull, dreary, uninformed, and not too interested in helping you? Even worse does every call go unanswered?
By now you should have a pretty good idea of what type of massage you are looking for, which massage therapists appeal to you, and who seemed helpful and excited to work with you.
Book an appointment with the Massage Therapist at the right time
Miami is a hectic city and it is important to have your massage fit into your busy schedule. Book an appointment with that massage therapist at a time that works well for you. Massage is all about you and your relaxation. Avoid massage appointments that have to be squeezed into your tight schedule. A massage is an oasis of relaxation in a crazy city like Miami. Make sure you have plenty of time before and after your massage to relax and enjoy the serenity created by your massage.
Refine your Massage Therapist Search for next time
Now you have had your massage and hopefully it was as relaxing and healing as you wanted it to be and even more. Massage is wonderful to receive but the true transformations come through integrating massage into your life on a regular basis. After your massage you will likely know if you liked and want to continue working with that massage therapist or if you would like to continue your search for another massage provider in Miami.
Stay with a company or therapist you like
Once you have found a massage therapist or massage provider you like stick with him/her. Your relationship with your massage therapist is like any other relationship in that it gets better with time. You will get to know and trust your massage therapist’s touch and your massage therapist will get to know your body and how to effectively deal with your issues. Each massage session should become better and better over time as you build a healing relationship with your massage therapist.
More info on finding the best Massage Therapist for you
We hope this guide has helped you. For more information about finding the best massage therapists in Miami feel free to download this E-book “Connoiseur’s Guide to Receiving the Best Massage Ever.” This free guide is full of helpful insider’s information that will help you find the right Miami massage therapist for you.
Stay beautiful, Miami.